I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. Intentional change and learning.

A new normal is upon us, the paradigm shift that will change the World.

Paul Hobcraft

Still, it is how we all undergo the changes needed in a radically different set of economic circumstances. The change in our world is even a little scary, it actually is giving me a little “angst.” A possible change from one way of thinking to another.

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Leaning into Change Management

Innovation Excellence

Change management used to refer to the practice of controlling changes to a system, but increasingly the term has come to be used more often to describe the profession and the practice of managing organizational change. And within the practice of change management, many people over-index on communications and training and many change professionals get. Change Interviews authors Business Authors Jason Little Lean Change Management


Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them. If we can’t adapt to changing times, we simply struggle to survive, that is the growing reality operating in today’s environment. Simply put companies ‘die’ due to their inability to adapt to change and transformation projects fail because the message somehow fails to register and never gets completed to the original objectives.

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The Book that Harvard Suggested New CEOs Read is Emerging as a Key Reference to All Innovation Teams

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Change. Disruption. Agility. Marketing conferences and business media are so dominated by calls for radical new approaches in the digital and data analytics age that there is a temptation to believe that all innovation strategies must also be new. But hang on. Marketing thought leader Ronald Brown is rapidly capturing the attention of leading executives, academics and marketers by reminding

How to Influence People and Drive Change


What can you learn about change from Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence? The push style of persuasion refers to a direct and assertive method of making a point or proving a point. When thinking about the best way to persuade someone to come around to your way of thinking, consider leveraging this framework, often referred to as Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence. By UpBOARD. Are you using the right persuasion tactics to influence the people you engage with?

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How to fight climate change with innovative business models

The BMI Lab Blog

This should not come as a surprise: Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that humankind faces today with a wide range of negative impacts such as droughts, floods, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and loss of biodiversity.

Industry 4.0: How to guide organizational change


refers to the phenomenon of adopting innovative tools, resources and technological services to optimize the management of the most varied industrial aspects. how to guide this change in your company. Check out some tips below on how to guide organizational change towards Industry 4.0

Five Tips For Changing Careers

The Human Factor

Have you ever considered what life could look like for you if you changed what you did? There are so many different jobs that you could be doing in the world that sometimes, a change is absolutely necessary. You can really complicate a career change.

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Are People Really Afraid Of Change?

The Future Shapers

When we talk of innovation, there’s a common perception that people aren’t particularly fond of change. “The result is that groups evolve to be unresponsive to changes in their environment and spend too much time copying one another, and not making their own decisions,“ the researchers say. All of which surely supports the argument that people hate change, right? Indeed, humanity has come to be defined by its ability to change and adapt to circumstances.

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

You may be dealing with what I refer to as “legacy thinking.” Change Your Thinking and you will Change your Results. As you probably know, legacy technology refers to hardware and/or software that we have been using for many years and depend on, but that is not as cost efficient or productive as newer systems. Like legacy technology, legacy thinking refers to thinking, strategies and other actions that, in their own way, are outdated.

From a VUCA world to a BANI one: how uncertainty has changed and how your company can prepare


In a world of constant change, it helps to describe the current state of things. Worldwide instability, rapid changes, and the emergence of technological transformations were just some of the characteristics attributed to this scenario.

14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

Idea to Value

An American Geophysicist, Cox and his colleagues were instrumental in developing a way to measure the changes in the Earth’s magnetic alignment and the geomagnetic polarity time scale. Laws and attitudes around the world towards LGBTQ+ people and their rights are changing. This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain: A Small Glimpse Into Big Digital Disruptions

Daniel Burrus

Identifying that connection speeds will only continue to increase as a linear change is a huge step in finding ways to pre-solve predictable problems that come with such a disruption. How much time do you spend trying to keep up, putting out fires, managing crises, and reacting to change?

An Anticipatory Leader™ Turns Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage

Daniel Burrus

An Anticipatory Leader understands that technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate. Anticipatory Leaders know that a high percentage of future disruptions, problems, and game-changing opportunities are predictable and represent unprecedented ways to accelerate growth and gain advantage. Disruptors, on the other hand, are creating change from the inside out, giving them far more control of their future.

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

One of my favorite quotes from Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, is, “When the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Which means if businesses don’t stay ahead of the change curve, they will soon find themselves in trouble. When Welch made this pronouncement many years ago, he was referring mainly to individual organizations. The Antidote to “Change Drain”. Change before you have to.

Moore’s Law Continues To Drive Change

Daniel Burrus

When I talk about digitization and digital advancement, I often mention what I refer to as the Three Digital Accelerators: bandwidth, storage, and processing power. Changing how we act in the present based on our vision of the future is the road to self-fulfilling prophecies. All three indicate very reliable patterns of development for companies to refer to when anticipating the future.

Creating A Company That Thrives On Change

Daniel Burrus

Most people would agree that people don’t like change. I would disagree, let’s face it, babies cry until you change them. We take vacations because we want and need a change. However, we all know there is a dark side to change, the type we don’t like. In order to turn change into an advantage, it’s important to understand how to turn the negative side of change to a positive. You can thrive in this world of increasing, dynamic change.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Create Real Value for your Business

Daniel Burrus

related, haven’t merely changed their markets or industries, they’ve thoroughly disrupted them and completely shattered the status quo.

How Energy Storage Can Change Everything

Daniel Burrus

Right now, most energy-management technology is equipped to basically balance the load we exert on our resources — referring to, for example, when we go to work in the morning, energy usage in residential areas drops en masse, while usage of energy in industrialized areas skyrockets until 5 or 6 pm, when we return home.

Seeking fresh winds and new directions

Paul Hobcraft

When you feel the force of change running through the organization, you tend to have that same sensation, to resist the force with all your energy. Ignoring the power of choice within change is dangerous. When an organization decides to change its culture, set about constructing a different climate or environment so innovation can thrive. So to make change we need context – the understanding of why we need to change and what we need to do with it.

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Change Your Perspective to Win

The Human Factor

I often refer to this as teaching employees the business of the business < [link] > Change Perspective. In other words, change perspective. Changing our perspective enables the brain to cast off rigid thinking patterns and see the world in new and different ways. It also enables us to spot new patterns and connections that others might not see – a real advantage in today’s rapidly changing markets.

Psychology skills for leaders navigating through the waves of the corona crisis

The Future Shapers

Psychologists refer to this phase as “regression”. Future Thinking Leading Change Organisational CultureInitially, crisis responses tend to be constructive and is characterised by decisiveness, effectiveness and maturity.

Innovating HR: How Hackathons Foster Organizational Change


Typically in reference to those innovation jams organized by the likes of IBM, Facebook, and even NASA, a hackathon is an event where entrepreneurs, developers, and other tech enthusiasts come together over a short period of time with a challenge to create new products equipped to disrupt their respective markets. As an enterprise scales and its culture solidifies, it becomes increasingly challenging for innovation and creativity to flourish.

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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

Kotter then continues to unpack the value of both systems alongside the importance of both systems working in parallel together: explaining that the traditional hierarchical system is necessary to make the trains run on time – and efficiently, while the network system focuses on staying ahead of the accelerating change threat. I have been privileged to work in complex and challenging change environments across a range of industry and consulting roles. Setting The Scene.

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How SAY San Diego is Using Lean Innovation to Create Real Change

Moves the Needle

Why is it that organizations are punished so harshly when we attempt to create change in multi-layered and complex communities? This is the story of one nonprofit who has overcome many of the common barriers in the sector and who is still experiencing the benefits of the changes in thinking they’ve initiated across their organization - and there’s no sign of them slowing down. As SAY San Diego shows, real change can occur among the social impact sector.


Changing Minds

Boxes and Arrows

We are living in a continual shift of focus, and this article aims to provide some understanding on how our minds are adapting to constant changes in train of thought. We are seeing huge changes in our framework surrounding pattern recognition. Traditionally, human understanding of patterns in conversation and interactions is the presentation of textual information is referred to formally as recognition : We recognize patterns and act on them.

Killer of change? ‘Idiot policy’


With a penchant for embracing change my consequential run-ins with the corporate police was to be expected. Despite organizational commitment to driving innovation and change it’s hard to find good case studies of real transformation. I’m still trying to get to the bottom of what impedes ‘organizational’ change. I recently dealt with an organization that wanted to implement change, but their existing protocol hindered the adoption of new innovative approaches.

Psychology skills for leaders navigating through the waves of the corona crisis

The Future Shapers

Psychologists refer to this phase as “regression”. Future Thinking Leading Change Organisational CultureInitially, crisis responses tend to be constructive and is characterised by decisiveness, effectiveness and maturity.

Digital Transformation: technology is the agent of change in the relationship between brand and consumer


The American company Uber, is an example of a change in mindset regarding urban mobility: the company was one of the first to use the concept of e-hailing (*) to attract customers at a much lower cost. (*) e-hailing – the act of requesting transportation through electronic devices, usually cell phones or smartphones. In the digital era, it is necessary to establish synergy with the client, invest in research of interest and change processes, as they become common sense.

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Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing such an unprecedented change and technology is re-writing the rule book in everything we are going to do. Technology and digital are changing business dimensions significantly. Change Management. Next state, evolving, “adaptive change”.

Focusing on moving from disorder in today’s world

Paul Hobcraft

To help further explain the value of this frame to those unfamiliar; there is no better place than refer to those that are far more expert in understanding this framework. These are distinguished by the way the system changes, self-organizes, and creates emergent phenomena.

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12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021


Social innovation refers to both the new strategies, concepts and ideas innovated to meet the social needs of society (including, but not limited to, working conditions, education, health, and community development) as well as the social processes of innovation, including open innovation techniques.

The phantom menace

The Future Shapers

I am reflecting once again on the human condition – particularly our fascination with the possibility for self-destruction from existential risks such as a nuclear winter, machine intelligence, bioengineered pandemics, climate change, or just straight out old-fashioned war games.

The Hypothesis-Based Approach: One Change To Make an Organisation More Innovative

Innovation 360 Group

The Hypothesis-Based Approach: One Change To Make an Organisation More Innovative. Home » Blog » The Hypothesis-Based Approach: One Change To Make an Organisation More Innovative. In this case, “failure” is just a rhetorical device referring to the validation or refutation of hypotheses. The post The Hypothesis-Based Approach: One Change To Make an Organisation More Innovative appeared first on Innovation Consultant | Innovation 360 | Home Of Innovation.




In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, which is now at a tipping point.

What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?


Sometimes these types of programs are referred to as internal market research where employees share customer insights company-wide and build on one another’s knowledge. Commitment to Change. This shows that people see the value in creating an organized mechanism for change. Case Study brand case study commitment to change culture dick's sporting goods distributed workforce

5 Key Skillsets of an Innovation Manager


Instead, it is defined by the skills needed to embrace disruption and invoke change. Innovation managers may be referred to by various titles. The role of an innovation manager is diverse. It cannot be described in one single job description.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

If you apply the three horizon lens we need to construct management and its performance approaches differently you begin to see the pathway for change. Let me build this out in why we need to change the way we gain knowledge and translate this. In the work of John Hagel and John Seely Brown and their associates at Deloitte University Press , this scalable change from efficiency to learning is a central tenet of their work.



A recent article by McKinsey and Co “COVID-19: Implications for business” describes a paradoxical dilemma for managers: the need to process both the rapid changes in AI, digitization, automation, and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis.

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What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Let me provide a quick introduction along with some brief explanations : Innovation for me always needs common reference points. By not adopting a common set of innovation reference points you can remain often unproductive, consistently re-adapting, re-working and plugging gaps that could be better invested in managing the many aspects of complexity you always find in a better thought-through innovation management structure, one that focuses on advancing your activity.

A.I. Requires Repositioning Your Workforce Rather Than Laying Them Off

Daniel Burrus

What better way to do that than by implementing a system that can actually learn how to adapt to changing digital environments and know how to defend against them faster than a human cybercriminal can hack? Artificial intelligence (A.I.),