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Innovation – what exactly is innovation?

Innovation, like strategy, is constantly talked about yet greatly misunderstood. Government and business alike talk of innovation as driving economic growth. Innovation is a Holy Grail. So what is it? What is Innovation? I think that the best definition is ‘an idea Continue reading Innovation – what exactly is innovation?

B203 Information Management

I spent Friday immersed in information management, courtesy of the last (of six) assignments for the Open University course B203 (Business Functions in Context). Up until I started this module every time someone mentioned the term ‘Information Manager’ I internally Continue reading B203 Information Management

Leadership Values – How do they develop?

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I’m currently in the midst of the HR component of my current Open University module (B203). It got me thinking about my leadership values and how they developed from my experiences as a leader. Young Leader My introduction to leadership came at Continue reading Leadership Values – How do they develop?

Mintzberg’s 5Ps & Whittington’s 3Ps

I noticed that a number of the people visiting my blog are looking for strategy material. So I’ve trawled my unpublished archives and have put together some short posts on strategy topics. Here’s one on looking to explain two ways of defining strategy. Mintzberg’s Continue reading Mintzberg’s 5Ps & Whittington’s 3Ps

Book review – Strategy Bites Back by Henry Mintzberg

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Strategy Bites Back: It Is A Lot More, And Less, Than You Ever Imagined by Henry Mintzberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this as pre-reading before studying Strategy with the Open University. It was very clear and Continue reading Book review – Strategy Bites Back by Henry Mintzberg