Innovation Leadership & Creative
Leadership Programs

Most corporate innovation programs fail. This is because breakthrough innovation contradicts conventional management thinking.

Our customized, creative, and experiential innovation leadership and creative leadership programs 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 process, a full suite of innovation-ready tools, and practical techniques so they can guide, lead, and coach 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

Learn Innovation Coaching & Leadership Techniques

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

“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

Tailored & Transformative Leadership Programs

We provide leaders with the tools, thinking, practices, projects, and experiences they need to transform how they feel, think, act, interact, innovate, communicate, and collaborate—so they can rise to triumph over challenges that nobody has ever faced before.

Leadership Programs That Deliver Concrete Business Breakthroughs

As a full-service strategy and innovation consultancy, we build real-world projects into leadership programs that aim to drive tangible business impact through the unleashing of new mindsets and behaviors

“Deep Design” For Maximum Trust & Traction

As transformation practitioners, we design to transform the actual leaders in your cohort—and adapt every journey in real-time as we learn works for your group and company—building more trust and traction with each engagement and responding to what is needed in each the moment)

Fully Customized Programs That Elevate Your Strategic Ambitions

We customize your program to fit your specific strategy, people dynamics and culture, and system/sector/market headwinds and opportunities, creating a unique combination of cutting-edge content and tools from our cohesive Self-To-System™ curriculum to fit your reality and elevate your ambitions

State-of-the-Art Brain-Based Tools & Practices For Sustained Change

We provide take-home tools and repeatable practices that leaders can master over a lifetime—rooted in brain science—that we have iterated over decades to drive concrete change through innovation, business transformation, and high-performance teamwork

Creative, Emotive & Experiential Design For Profound Transformation

We create and facilitate emotive and experiential learning moments to move leaders 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

Delivering Transformed Leadership Mindsets & Behaviors

Using our unique change methodology Bio-Transformation®—rooted in brain, behavioral, and complexity science—we empower leaders to transform themselves, their teams, and their organization as fast as humanly possible

With our pioneering, customer-centric Leadership-as-a-Service (LaaS) approach, we build an offering for you that includes some or all of these options depending on your unique context, culture, strategy, and leadership challenges—adding outsized value and unlocking major synergies between people, processes, and products wherever and whenever we can.

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