The Six Disruptive Forces That Will Turn Your Business Upside Down


If I asked you to name a disruptive company – quick! – I reckon there’s a pretty good chance you would name Uber. And that’s fair enough. There’s no doubt Uber has disrupted the taxi industry – a long-established, entrenched industry that’s completely been turned upside do...

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Don’t Ignore Technology That’s Outside Your Industry


Many leaders are so busy caught up in their own business and industry that they never take the time to look up and out. That’s a real risk, because in our hyper-connected world, new technology and trends from completely outside your industry could disrupt your business. ...

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Accelerate Your Business


Many businesses slow down because they stop being nimble, agile and flexible. By leveraging the three pillars of innovative growth, you can accelerate your business growth to stay ahead of the game. You can watch the recording here: After the webinar, I asked participants “What was the most ...

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Disrupt Yourself


We hear a lot about businesses and entire industries being disrupted, but smart leaders don’t wait for somebody else to disrupt them. That’s a reactive approach, and you’ll be starting off on the back foot. Instead, these leaders take a “If it ain’t broke, break it!...

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Boost Innovation by Taking an External Perspective


Break out of your standard thinking style by taking an outsider’s view. Use this exercise with your team and you’ll generate more ideas and better ideas. ...

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Change and Disruption: You’ve Got This Covered


I read with interest last week that the USA is considering extending its laptop ban to flights from Europe as well as the Middle East. And here in Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed the Australian government is “looking at it very closely” to determine whether to follo...

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Think Sharp: Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


Every month, I host a “business book club” at my house for a group of 15 people. Each month, we choose a business book – the most recent was Daniel Coyle’s book “The Talent Code” – and discuss it, accompanied by catered food and a few bottles of red wine. I...

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The Idea-Driven Organization


Every business needs to innovate, and innovation is everybody’s business now. You can’t rely anymore on leaving innovation to an R&D team – you must involve everybody. That’s the big idea behind the book “The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-U...

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The Future of Innovation


Innovation is everybody’s business now, and doesn’t only come from off-site retreats or an R&D department. It starts with you as a leader, extends to every member of your team, and then expands beyond your team to your customers and clients. Discover how to embrace innovation as a l...

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Bright Sparks – The Future of Innovation


Innovation is everybody’s business now, and doesn’t only come from off-site retreats or an R&D department. It starts with you as a leader, extends to every member of your team, and then expands beyond your team to your customers and clients. Discover how to embrace innovation as a l...

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