I take great pleasure seeing the faces of my clients and their senior leaders as they discover their own creative capabilities, unearth their passions and watch with delight as they act with intention, taking off into new moments and new journeys equipped with new ways of thinking ready to face and conquer the next challenges at work and in their own lives.
Named by IBM as one of the world's 100 Global Creative Leaders, Dr Ralph Kerle is an internationally respected strategist and thought leader in management innovation. His framework "Developing Organizational Creativity Capabilities" takes a whole of systems approach to innovation and its practice in organizations.
Types of Organizations I Best Add Value To
Organizations who are ready to grow through innovation and don't know how to.
Organizations who want to move from the continuous improvement process into breakthrough creative thinking as a method of operating.
Organizations who are willing to dedicate resources to develop a senior leadership team capable of leading and facilitating organizational creativity, and its outcome, innovation
Organizations who recognize they want to transform from a business as usual organization to
a 21st Century creative thinking organization
ORGANISATIONS I HAVE ASSISTED
Defense Contractors and Suppliers
Global Infrastructure and Property
THE CREATIVE FRAMEWORK
Developing the Leadership Team to Work Creatively and to Manage and Implement Innovation
The Innovation Plan
Envisioning The Possibility, Defining the Purpose and Direction
The Technology Platform
Making Strategic Thinking Tangible
Developing the Organization's Creative Capability
My research over the last decades shows organizations have spent substantial sums on building creativity and innovation capabilities,
motivating employees to participate, only to see their innovation investment come to very little. Organizational anecdotes abound about
exciting ideas with strong leadership support reaching the point of final decision making only to see them blocked for a whole series of
The Importance of Definition in the Language of Creativity and Innovation
One of the most difficult aspects around creativity and innovation is the language, definitions and usage of the terms in conversation. Creativity and innovation are often used synonymously creating confusion among all parties.My main task initially...more
Can Australia Become the World's Leading Innovation Nation?
When the new Prime Minister of Australia and his new cabinet ministers all started using the word "innovation" twice or three times in their
first media appearances, my ears pricked up decisively. Was it possible Australia was on the verge of finding the beginnings of a new national voice or better still returning to its deep heart, the very DNA that founded the country - innovation and adaptation - in order to survive? The Prime Minister's use of the word "innovation" ....more
The Power of Paradox in Innovation
In the past decade, I have listened to many leaders across all sorts of industries and organisations dialogue about innovation but very rarely have I seen organisations actually embody and live the outcomes of these dialogues. Facilitated dialogues and workshops with the endorsement and often participation of company leaders invariably leave participants highly enthused. Yet very often after a relative short period of time, organisations absorb this optimism and little changes.....read more
Practice Currently Fails Perception: A Study on Innovation in the Services Industry in Australia
Accurate analysis around innovation activity in services and the services industry in the Australian economy is very difficult to track down.
Firstly there are issues of definition of what the services industry actually constitutes and possibly lots of overlap with other supposed “non-service” categories such as Agriculture, Manufacturing and Mining & Resources.
Secondly there is a paucity of understanding of how the innovation systems in services ...READ MORE
The cumulative creative behaviours of senior leadership teams offer a strong indicator of whether an organization can successfully work their way through an innovation or transformation initiative. I stumbled across this phenomenon when I started to witness impediments and then the breakdown of well intentioned and well planned innovation initiatives on an organizational scale.
It was clear to me these impediments occurred at senior levels not because of any deliberate subterfuge. They occurred because of “the blind spot phenomena”...more
The Current Climate
With the US economy finally starting to turn around, China continuing to grow, albeit a little slower, and the awakening of global regional economies with relatively stable governments such as Central and South East Asia, skilful strategic innovation that can be measured will emerge in 2014 as a key organizational capability.
Yet, for all the millions of articles, interviews, tweets and videos offered almost daily on the topic of innovation, there is little real understanding and experience at senior leader levels ...more .
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