Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

Innovation Excellence

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Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

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Consulting Industry Faces Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Braden Kelley

Previously I explored the value of eminence and thought leadership to consulting firms, and how unfortunately the power of inbound content marketing has a dark side that forms part of a three-pronged attack on the consulting industry.

Thought Leadership Builds Firm Value

Braden Kelley

Consulting firms sell expertise, and their currency is trust. Large consultancies like Boston Consulting Group, Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, Accenture and others make their money from being a trusted advisor to companies around the world.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

From my perspective I’ve been looking at a real challenge today, that many consultants offering innovation services are not providing real sustaining consulting value to clients, only ad-hoc services. The mismatch of client needs and consultants offerings.

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

Innovation Excellence

The same technologies that have led to the growth of consulting companies over the last couple of decades, will begin to lead to a shrinking of those same consulting firms.

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

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Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

Innovation Excellence

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Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

I consistently look at different innovation consulting firms and the directions they are taking as it makes sense to gauge the directions that client demand is taking. I’m not sure it the core leadership team of Innosight is staying or cashing out).

Agencies Should be as Competitive as Consultancies in Non-Marketing Engagements

Brunner

Many articles have commented on the acquisition of creative talent by consultancies to compete with ad agencies. Reading between the lines, it’s easy to extrapolate the trend to the “inevitable consultancy takeover”. Those with strong data science capabilities should not only be able to retain current business, but be a competitive resource on projects traditionally in the domain of the consultancies.

The Charade of Consultation

Michael Roberto

Years ago, my friend Mike Watkins, author of the best-selling book The First 90 Days , coined the term "charade of consultation." What are the negative consequences of engaging in a charade of consultation? decision making leadership

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

So, why is thought leadership and creative thinking so prized? Their findings clearly showed that “B2B decision makers are spending more time engaging with thought leadership content and that the impact of such content is growing across the entire B2B buying journey.”

Are you an expert?

Braden Kelley

I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond.

Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Because of legacy approaches, management style and outdated hierarchical structures, we unfortunately still see evidence of leadership and management for that matter, centred around a “do what I say and don’t ask questions” culture. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

Successful Innovators Apply Multiple Leadership Styles Simultaneously

Innovation 360 Group

Leadership styles are critical to innovation efforts, especially when working with uncertainty. In the recently published original research study , Cultivating Growth and Radical Innovation Success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Big Data Analytics , Dr. Soo Beng Khoh and Innovation360 CEO Magnus Penker set out to explore exactly how leadership styles are leveraged by successful innovators. Leadership styles used deliberately. Key characteristic of Leadership styles.

Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers

eZassi

Announcing Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers Lineup. Today we are excited to announce the Innovation and Growth Leadership Summit Speakers. Specialties: Innovation and New Product Development Consulting, Strategic Insights.

The 6 Don'ts of Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

One of the biggest challenges I hear from corporate innovators is getting internal buy-in from executive leadership for the projects they envision. corporate innovation consultant corporate innovation culture corporate innovation services blog digital transformation

A Critical Measure of Innovation: Leadership and Priorities

Game-Changer

While this may seem complex, in my consulting engagements I’ve identified a couple critical measures of innovation in any organization: You can determine whether or not a business has innovation potential by the way it leads and its priorities. Bold and Visionary Leadership. "If

A disruptive world requires new leadership capabilities

ImagineNation

Whether you are a company that wants to attract top talent or an individual who is trying to land your dream job, or create a new business, it’s becoming clear that the future of work is both human and technology centred and involves the development of new leadership capabilities.

Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. Collective leadership.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers. The Relationship of Capabilities to Leadership. What leadership styles and capabilities do you need to achieve your goals?

The Role of Leadership in Building a Culture of Data

Acuvate

A culture of data in the organization can only be brought about with prompt decision-making strategies and good directional leadership to drive the initiative. The post The Role of Leadership in Building a Culture of Data appeared first on Acuvate. Overview.

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Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. Collective leadership.

The Future of Work in a Project Based, Consultant Driven world

Rmukesh Gupta

If you agree with this trend, then you will also agree the following: how organisations identify, hire, retain and work with these highly skilled consultants and integrate them into the projects/programs will increasingly become core strengths of the organisation.

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one. In my research I certainly felt also the innovation consultant is struggling.

Accelerate Your 2018 Commitments and Start the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

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Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation

Braden Kelley

In this article we will look at Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation as we explore the following question: Do you need an innovation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management advice advisory affordable consulting help innovation intervention retainers services

Top 5 Consulting Firms for Innovation and Digital Transformation in 2019

Moves the Needle

5) The Big Three McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting have interesting things to say about digital transformation. The only caveat is that as large traditional businesses that comprise the lion’s share of the $250 billion management consulting industry, they gather most of their revenue from accounting and legal services—two areas, which we all know, are also undergoing serious transformation. Their approach flips the traditional consulting model.

Top 5 Consulting Firms for Innovation and Digital Transformation in 2019

Moves the Needle

5) The Big Three McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting have interesting things to say about digital transformation. The only caveat is that as large traditional businesses that comprise the lion’s share of the $250 billion management consulting industry, they gather most of their revenue from accounting and legal services—two areas, which we all know, are also undergoing serious transformation. Their approach flips the traditional consulting model.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

From consulting partner to startup CEO — Five lessons I learned in my first year

SnapStrat

When I decided to leave the comfortable life of a consulting partner to launch SnapStrat I knew there was an awful lot I was going to learn. In consulting, we were coached in “active listening”. In management consulting selling is relationship based and you don’t need to take chances.

Delving into a complex world: helping to keep pace

Paul Hobcraft

There is one rich source of knowledge that comes from many of the larger consulting firms. The emphasis from many of these leading consultancies has been on establishing a clear “thought leadership” approach to underpin their expertise and attract as a ‘go to’ resource.

Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Running a successful business, no matter how big or small, starts and ends with effective leadership. These leadership principles apply to all types and sizes of businesses. From my perspective, here’s what effective leadership looks like in a small business.

Finding knowledge and research to help you learn and adapt

Paul Hobcraft

One really rich source of knowledge comes from the consulting firms. The emphasis has been on establishing a clear “thought leadership” approach to underpin the consulting expertise. Many of the bigger consulting companies highly value their “thought leadership”.

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360 Group

In H1 you need traditional leadership styles, such as the Spiral Staircase (Loewe, Williamson, Chapman and Wood, 2001), focusing optimization of existing business and incremental innovation.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

I am sure you have experienced that in 2015 we have seen a significant surge in innovation reports, many of these coming from large consulting firms or innovation publishers.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

5 Reasons Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Innovation Excellence

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Temporary Innovation Veep

Gregg Fraley

Having an outside agency or consultancy execute an innovation project. The project itself may work, you might get results, but, it will only change the culture of the organization as long as the consultants are around. The case for bringing in a temporary Innovation Veep.

Entrepreneurs Live in the Future

Innovation Excellence

Entrepreneurship Inspiration Leadership aspirations Business Growth Consulting entrepreneurs motivation servicesIf you want to grow, don’t be what you are. Be what you aspire to be. Entrepreneurs live in the future. If you expect to innovate and grow, you have to.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

The interplay between innovation, creativity, and consciousness

ImagineNation

Innovation consulting can be a lonely place for a woman to play, especially in a conventional, male-oriented, and competitive marketplace like Melbourne is today.