How to recognise Innovation Theatre

How to recognise Innovation Theatre

There is a lot of what we call “Innovation Theatre” floating around. That is, innovation just for show, with no real outcome. Don’t be fooled by it. Below I examine what to be aware of in order to avoid Innovation Theatre, and what corporates can actually take and...
The Future of Leadership – Empathetic Leaders

The Future of Leadership – Empathetic Leaders

We talk regularly about business model disruption; it’s a common theme for boards and executives. But we don’t hear much about the disruption happening to leadership. The reality is that while business models are evolving, leadership is changing too. The hierarchical...
The Dark Side of Innovation: Unintended Consequences and Innovation Failures

The Dark Side of Innovation: Unintended Consequences and Innovation Failures

Last Tuesday, The Strategy Group ran “The Dark Side of Innovation” as part of our Fresh Perspectives event series. It was an insightful evening with executives and leaders conversing all things ‘failures’ and its implications on businesses. We also ‘unveiled’ the...
Dark Side of Innovation: Intelligent Risk Taking

Dark Side of Innovation: Intelligent Risk Taking

Risk taking and innovation go hand in hand. Creating a new product or service to meet customer needs is challenging – it requires the innovator to be bold but empathetic, confident yet measured, risky but intelligent… Growing up we fail constantly, repeatedly falling...
Develop your Strategy Beyond 2020: Could this year’s strategy be your most exciting yet?

Develop your Strategy Beyond 2020: Could this year’s strategy be your most exciting yet?

Fishing for your perfect strategy? Your strategy for 2020 and beyond could be your most exciting strategy yet. It could be a strategy where you transform and grow your business in a different way by combining foresight, insight and hindsight. To set the context,...
The Top 5 Digital Transformation Insights from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report

The Top 5 Digital Transformation Insights from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report

  Business Model Transformation There is a huge amount of data contained in the 333 slides of Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet report, much of which updates trends identified in earlier reports.  But what was truly novel was her focus on digital business model...