EVERYTHING BRILLIANT

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It's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you make happen

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Posted on 30 Nov 2013 3 comments

“Innovation is one of the most over-used terms whilst being the most under-exploited strategies in business”.

Everything Brilliant about your business started with an idea. Everything brilliant about the future of your business will start with an idea.

Why then do so many organisations find innovation so seemingly mysterious or particularly hard? It’s actually neither of those things. It does however take persistence and passion (and sometimes some help).

And that’s where I come in.  I coach innovation. I provide the tools, the guidance, ask the right questions at the right time, and ensure your innovation projects succeed.

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Innovation Coaching

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Innovation is hard. People have likened it to climbing a mountain. I would suggest that traversing a mountain range would be a more appropriate metaphor because there will be many ups and downs and all too often just as you think you’ve reached summit, you find there’s another summit in the distance.

This is where innovation coaching comes in. I use the Lean Startup methodology as my route map so I’ll ask the difficult questions, test your hypothesis, make sure you are focusing on the experiments that will give you the right answers and give you the confidence, when necessary to pivot or persevere.

How do I charge for this….well the good news is, it’s free. You just need to subscribe and I’ll send you step by step guides. I’d love to help you in person, but I can’t help everyone and realistically if you are on the other side of the World I can’t pitch-up when you need me so I’ll show all I can. If you need personal help, I’m here, talk to me.

Click this link to sign-up. I’ll send you lesson 1, a simple way of generating 50 new ideas for a product or service that already exists in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee called Idea Hacking or click this link for more information about coaching.

Training

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The Facilitate Innovation Training designed for innovation teams that need to facilitate innovation in their organisation.

It’s a 2 or 3 day training course that takes the delegates through the complete innovation process;

  • Getting started with innovation
  • Challenge. Two essential tools to identify where and how to engage people to innovate
  • Ideate. Four tools to find novel ideas
  • Converge. Simple ways of getting from lots of ideas to the most promising few
  • Prototype and test

You can find out more and register for more information on this link.

The 6 Way

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The 6 Way is a packaged solution for intrapreneurship.

It combines the twin aims of; embedding entrepreneurial thinking and behaviours in a small teams, whilst unlocking innovations that can deliver significant value for their organisation.
It’s called the 6 Way because it’s; 6 teams of up to 6 members, each team has a Challenge that was set by up to 6 members of the Board and within 6 weeks teams will receive training and support to develop hypothesis, experiments and prototypes which they will then pitch back to the ‘dragons’.

It’s FAST and FRUGAL innovation which combines Design Thinking and Lean Startup

You can find out more about the 6 Way on this link.

3 comments

  1. Marc Dowd

    May 27th, 2015 16:30

    Hi Mike - nice site, great ideas. Just wanted to say that at the end of your video you mention a newsletter... but I can't see a way to sign up for it. Could you put me on the mailing list? All the best and I hope our paths cross at some point. Marc Marc Dowd ManageDisruption.Com
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    • Michael

      May 30th, 2015 12:06

      Hi Marc, thanks for the feedback. If you click on the blog page and look in the right hand column you can sign-up there. Or, ping me an email on mike@everythingbrilliant.co.uk and I can do it for you. Thanks again for your feedback, Mike
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