Most corporate innovation programs fail. This is because breakthrough innovation contradicts conventional management thinking.
Our customized, creative, and experiential innovation leadership programs educate, elevate, and empower your leaders to deliver exponential value-creation with confidence and competence and without costly mistakes and painful failures.
Leaders learn, explore, and crucially experiment with our proven 8-stage process, a full suite of innovation-ready and take away tools, and practical techniques so they can implement and execute breakthrough innovations.
“Both a compass and a Gale Force 9 wind!”
Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco
Innovation Leadership Programs To Ensure
Leaders Drive Forward Successful Breakthrough Innovations
Derisk Innovation With Our Proven Process & Tools
Leaders explore how to deploy financial and human resources effectively to deliver breakthrough innovation outcomes using our 8-stage process and toolset perfected through running 100+ high-profile innovation projects for orgs like Microsoft, Tesco, BBC, Vodafone, Diageo, Unilever, Virgin, Oxfam, Genentech, Novartis
Unlock Digital Technologies That Disrupt Markets
Leaders explore how to leverage the unique capabilities of 4th Industrial Revolution technologies—from AI to Blockchain to CRISPR—to reveal the business models of the future that can disrupt competitors and prevent disruption from more nimble start-ups
Learn From Leading Breakthrough Innovation Practitioners
Leaders gain direct insight, tips, hacks, coaching, feedback, and knowledge transfer from world-class innovation practitioners who lead high-stakes innovation programs in multinationals who transit their learning from doing, and learning from mistakes to your leaders
Pre-Empt Pitfalls To Lead Teams To Successful Innovation
Leaders understand the predictable moments in the 8-stage innovation where leadership failures drive costly mistakes, wasted efforts, burnt bridges, organizational trauma, and employee disappointment and disengagement—and embody and embed the leadership wisdom needed to avoid these errors in future
Experience & Experiment With 40+ Powerful Innovation Tools
Learn how to successfully use some of our 40+ innovation tools to progress breakthroughs from business purpose to implementation roadmaps in a structured way that blends rigor and creativity as leaders practice using the tools on live business problems in a psychologically safe yet strategically brave space
Build Necessary Collaborative & Creative Leadership Capabilities
Explore how to successfully unleash creativity in any team or group, keep ideas safe from organizational immune systems, stop processes and organization lag and friction from crushing creativity, and lead different forms of cross-functional and cross-industry collaborations
Sharpen Strategic Thinking With Cutting-Edge Foresight
Learn how to harness techniques that unlock different lenses on the future to ensure your innovation teams can make sense of the VUCA complexity and identify the right problems—those that unlock transformative solutions—not those that will lead to merely incremental improvements
Master How To Proactively Manage Key Stakeholders For Exponential Value Creation
Develop relational and systemic leadership skills so leaders can elegantly engage diverse stakeholders, manage competing demands and organizational tensions, and harness effective storytelling to pitch for resources in the right way
Leverage Purpose & Sustainability for Regenerative Innovation
Help your leaders identify and unlock the value of organizational purpose to guide innovation efforts, harness discretionary effort, maximize talent engagement and retention, and bake in social impact and sustainability from the start
Build A Shared Language, Process & Culture of Innovation
Create a shared foundation of innovation knowledge, language, process, tools, and experience; build trust, reciprocity, and cohesion as a force of innovation; transform past innovation pain and failures; and help leaders cope with the inherent tensions and anxieties of genuine innovation
Unleash Deep Insight, Empathy & Curiosity In Leaders
Cultivate the skills of radical empathy, human-centered insight, active listening, and beginner’s mind that are critical for successful innovation leadership—and use the program to develop these capabilities that are essential for leading high-performing and adaptive teams in VUCA realities
Gain Innovation Coaching & Behavior Change
We build into programs peer-powered and professional coaching, opportunities for group reflection and feedback, and time/space/permission to integrate new ways of thinking and new innovation habits into everyday work
“Inspirational yet incredibly strategic with long-term exponential value creation.”
Head of Mobile Division, Microsoft
Innovation Leadership Programs Customized To Your Unique Context & Culture
We tailor every program to fit your unique culture, industry, innovation history (including failures and traumas), long-term strategy, and ambitions—and help you choose which process stages, tools, and leadership capabilities you want leaders to focus on: from problem definition to smart experimentation, from customer insights to pitching for resources, from sustainable innovation to multi-horizon implementation roadmapping
Customized, Experiential & Transformative Programs
All of our programs are customized to your needs and tailored to the context of your business.
Fully Customized Programs & Sessions For Business Breakthroughs
We customize every program to meet and elevate your specific needs, ambitions, industry, and culture—drawing from our Self-To-System™ curriculum and 200 leadership capabilities map to drive business breakthroughs—and we also tailor each session to fit, and expand upon, the existing capabilities and confidence levels of your cohort
Creative, Emotive & Experiential Design For Profound Transformation
We innovate intensive emotive and experiential learning moments as possible to move your cohort from cognitively ‘knowing’ a topic to fully embodying it in their everyday attitudes and behaviors—aiming to rewire brains and nervous systems so leaders become the change you want to see
State-of-the-Art Brain-Based Tools & Practices For Optimal Results
We provide take-home tools and repeatable practices that have been iterated over decades to drive the highest quality outcomes (e.g. structuring emails, designing pitches for investment, finding authentic voice practices)—which participants learn during the program and master over a lifetime (with a perceptual license included)
“Deep Design” & Transformational Coaching For Maximum Impact
Our program designers and facilitators are not average trainers or project managers but masters of leadership transformation and the specific topics covered—so your program will be designed, evolved and improved, and facilitated by world-class experts that walk the talk, create all the content, and provide high-touch coaching during workshops
Get in touch so we can discuss how we can support your organization.
“Extraordinarily rigorous and strategic—yet also had a creative passion that led to breakthrough ideas designed to serve new customer needs.”
Brand Director, Virgin Atlantic
Some Examples Of Our Experience Leading
Breakthrough Innovation Programs
Global Biotech Company (Silicon Valley)
Working with C-Suite leaders to develop systemic and breakthrough innovations in healthcare delivery in the complex US sector beyond R&D—leveraging our transformational innovation process, toolset, and experiential workshops.
National Innovation Fund
Design and prototype a digital social and systemic innovation platform that can engage high-impact changemakers in collaborative action—leveraging our unique transformational innovation process and toolkit.
Construction & Property Company (European Region)
Innovate new business models for commercial property with cross-functional engagement with final deliverable a multi-stakeholder innovation roadmap—leveraging our transformational innovation process and toolkit.
Tech Company (Global)
UK Green Building Council
Industry Sustainability Non-Profit
Design and co-facilitate a cross-sector and collaborative systemic innovation lab process to ideate breakthrough, systemic, and sustainable innovations, whilst cultivating and driving collaborative activities between major member companies (e.g. Canary Wharf Group and Marks & Spencers)—leveraging our transformational innovation approach.
Global Pharmaceutical Company
Design and facilitate a disruptive innovation process to unlock breakthrough ideas for non-pharmaceutical healthcare solutions bringing together multiple internal functions and external industry partners—and supporting the internal innovation function across the global business to become more influential a change leaders—leveraging our transformational innovation process and transformational leadership programs.
Global Drinks Business
Design a multi-stakeholder purpose-led approach to drive social innovation ideas and impact across the supply chain in Brazil whilst growing the value of the brand and business—harnessing our transformational innovation process and systemic change tools.
BBC Knowledge & Learning
Global Content Organization
Design and deliver a multi-stakeholder, participatory design approach to co-create the user experience and personal development journeys of a major multimedia app intended to make available the BBC’s 100+ year content library to all for lifelong learning—harnessing our transformational innovation process and experience design approach.
Government Technology Agency
Engage innovative start-ups and scale-ups from across the region to form a unique narrative to compete on a global scale for inward investment and high-value customers—leveraging our transformational innovation process and multi-stakeholder engagement approach.
Government Innovation Agency
Engage innovative start-ups and corporate innovation teams from across an entire system to input their insights and knowledge into a long-term sustainable innovation strategy for the industry—leveraging our transformational innovation process and multi-stakeholder engagement approach.
“Felt like pouring raw ‘idea ingredients’ into a machine—and very real and exciting innovations being shaped and processed out the other end… in our case, a step change to what we do.”
Managing Director, Lendlease