Global Beehive Talk: Mark Leonard

Source: Global Beehive Author: Hans Gillior Global Beehive Talk with Mark Leonard – Director and Researcher at Mindfulness Connect. He has worked closely with Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) to implement mindfulness and study its effects. It was a great talk about collective intelligence, social collaboration and change. Enjoy!

Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

Source: FutureShapers Author: Dan Toma An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from theContinue reading “Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!”

Innovation Archetypes: What kind of innovator are you?

Source: FutureShapers Author: Simon Hill We use archetypes in many walks of life: to provide context, assign a character or personality or define a brand. Definition:Archetype [ar ki taip] noun original pattern from which copies are made; a perfect specimen or example, after which others are copied; a model, type or prototype. When talking aboutContinue reading “Innovation Archetypes: What kind of innovator are you?”

Why the fast not the big dominate the future

Source: FutureShapers Author: Nate Nasralla The shared concern of 78 different innovation teams. I spent the last three months meeting with 78 different Fortune 500 innovation teams (yes, lots of Zoom calls). These innovators came from dozens of regions and industries, yet they all revealed one shared concern. “How do we make a case forContinue reading “Why the fast not the big dominate the future”

Bigger Tank, Bigger Turtle

Source: FutureShapers Author: Danny Wootton If you buy a young turtle and put it in a small aquarium, it will only grow to the size that fits the tank.  Somehow  creatures are aware of the limitations imposed on them. You see a similar phenomenon in many organisations.  Organisations constrain their employees with rules, bureaucracy andContinue reading “Bigger Tank, Bigger Turtle”

Achieve More with Fewer Thoughts…Three Reasons Why!

It’s sounds strange, but true. The successful have fewer thoughts than the unsuccessful, and especially because they can hold important thoughts longer in their mind. Here are three reasons why the successful achieve more with less, and how you can create the behaviors to do the same too. 1. Create a Strong Focus A strong focusContinue reading “Achieve More with Fewer Thoughts…Three Reasons Why!”

Keys to Successful Leadership Programs

I have run a number of leadership development programs, and led leadership development sessions in business schools across Europe.   These programs get your leaders away from the day to day, and get them thinking about their own development and how they can move their organization forward faster. Here are two keys to make your next leadership development program even moreContinue reading “Keys to Successful Leadership Programs”

Everything starts with you understanding you

by Mark Fritz, Leadership Specialist How much time do you invest in better understanding yourself? Your own effectiveness and influence with others start with you understanding you. The better you understand yourself, the better able you’ll be to adapt your behavior and approaches to others, thereby increasing your influence with them. Also, it’s your emotionsContinue reading “Everything starts with you understanding you”

Made in China – Social Credit, Coronavirus, 5G

Source: FutureShapers Author: Nicola Darke Is Coronavirus-19 the catalyst for a UK or even global social credit system? And if so, what would that mean for our productivity, adaptability, freedom and health? The current crisis exposes how moral and social conditioning, high surveillance, low choice, low power and total disconnection from meeting human need leadsContinue reading “Made in China – Social Credit, Coronavirus, 5G”

Storytelling That Moves People

“The great irony of existence is that what makes life worth living does not come from the rosy side. We would all rather be lotus-eaters, but life will not allow it. The energy to live comes from the dark side. It comes from everything that makes us suffer. As we struggle against these negative powers,Continue reading “Storytelling That Moves People”

There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation

Source: FutureShapers – Author: Tomislav Buljubašić When my dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named Oliver, does not want to go outside to the backyard, I must yell a motivational sentence: “There’s a big, fat cat outside!”. Then he becomes mad and can’t wait for me to open the door to let him outside. He runs asContinue reading “There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation”

When the unknown is our everyday…

Source: FutureShapers Author: Luciana Rousseau URL: If you follow any professionally based social media you may have noticed a number of posts offering “pro bono” or “free of charge” expertise and support. It is interesting that times of unprecedented change and the unknown have brought this to the fore and I am keen toContinue reading “When the unknown is our everyday…”