Monthly Archives: May 2007

Book Review: Managing Transitions by William Bridges

One of the ‘classic’ texts on Change Management is Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges, originally published in 1991 and last updated in 2003. In this review, I provide an overview of the framework, and make a critical assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. Overview of the Framework The starting point…

Venue and Time for Idea Management Seminar in Sydney

The venue and time for my seminar on Idea Management Systems in Sydney is: Mallesons,Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower,1 Farrer Place,Sydney Tuesday 29th May 2007 5:30pm for 6:05pm start – 8.30pm Free for ACS members, $55 for non-members. I look forward to seeing you there! The dates for the Brisbane and Darwin seminars are June…

The 7 Dimensions of Innovation

A while back, I developed a model of “the 7 dimensions of innovation” as a tool to help clients orient themselves to the innovation topography – to identify where they are in relation to the innovation landscape, as a starting point to developing their innovation strategy. I am putting the approach forward under Creative Commons…

Quote of the Week – Wood on Innovation

“Innovation is one of the easiest things to pay lip-service to. But if you don’t really believe it and live it, it just dies very quickly. The measure of [success in innovation] is your people down the line, in all parts of the business. If they come up with good ideas, do they get a…

The 4 Stages of Learning in Organisations

A classic model of individual learning describes learning in terms of 4 stages, consisting of: unconsious competence, to conscious incompetence, to conscious competence, to unconscious competence I usually illustrate this as follows: For example, in public speaking, a person might say “um” frequently, but not be particularly aware of it – and they are certainly…

A Million Dollar Community of Practice

On a plane recently, I was listening to an interesting interview with Troy Hazard, President of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO) on the May 2007 edition of Qantas Airline’s “Talking Business” channel. EO is a self help group founded 20 years ago for entrepreneurs under the age of 40 (this has since been moved to 50)…

Feedback

If you would like to leave some general feedback, comments or suggestions about this site, leave your comments on this page. There is a link to this page from the navigation pane on the right should you need to find this again in the future. Please feel free to leave a comment regarding how you…

Contact Me!!

If you would like to make contact, use this page to leave a note and your email address, asking me to get back to you. Just leave a comment and I will receive an alert in my email, and respond to that! Regards, Lauchlan Mackinnon

Quote of The Week – Steen On Innovation and Product Lifecycles

“40 or 50 years ago, product life cycles ranged from five to 10 years. You could introduce a product and expect to get up to 10 years of good profits where your competitors will not catch up. But these days, you see competitors launching new products within one or two years. The product lifecycle has…

Dates and Venues for Adelaide and Hobart Presentations on Idea Management Systems

On Monday and Tuesday, I will be presenting on Innovation Success through Idea Management Systems in Adelaide and Hobart. I will be in Adelaide on the 21st and Hobart on the 22nd of May. Details: Adelaide:Monday 21st May 2007, 5.30pm for 5.45pm startFinlaysons 81 Flinders Street ADELAIDE SADetails and registration: ACS website Hobart:Tuesday 22nd May…

Monthly Archives: May 2007

Book Review: Managing Transitions by William Bridges

One of the ‘classic’ texts on Change Management is Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges, originally published in 1991 and last updated in 2003. In this review, I provide an overview of the framework, and make a critical assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. Overview of the Framework The starting point…

Venue and Time for Idea Management Seminar in Sydney

The venue and time for my seminar on Idea Management Systems in Sydney is: Mallesons,Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower,1 Farrer Place,Sydney Tuesday 29th May 2007 5:30pm for 6:05pm start – 8.30pm Free for ACS members, $55 for non-members. I look forward to seeing you there! The dates for the Brisbane and Darwin seminars are June…

The 7 Dimensions of Innovation

A while back, I developed a model of “the 7 dimensions of innovation” as a tool to help clients orient themselves to the innovation topography – to identify where they are in relation to the innovation landscape, as a starting point to developing their innovation strategy. I am putting the approach forward under Creative Commons…

Quote of the Week – Wood on Innovation

“Innovation is one of the easiest things to pay lip-service to. But if you don’t really believe it and live it, it just dies very quickly. The measure of [success in innovation] is your people down the line, in all parts of the business. If they come up with good ideas, do they get a…

The 4 Stages of Learning in Organisations

A classic model of individual learning describes learning in terms of 4 stages, consisting of: unconsious competence, to conscious incompetence, to conscious competence, to unconscious competence I usually illustrate this as follows: For example, in public speaking, a person might say “um” frequently, but not be particularly aware of it – and they are certainly…

A Million Dollar Community of Practice

On a plane recently, I was listening to an interesting interview with Troy Hazard, President of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO) on the May 2007 edition of Qantas Airline’s “Talking Business” channel. EO is a self help group founded 20 years ago for entrepreneurs under the age of 40 (this has since been moved to 50)…

Feedback

If you would like to leave some general feedback, comments or suggestions about this site, leave your comments on this page. There is a link to this page from the navigation pane on the right should you need to find this again in the future. Please feel free to leave a comment regarding how you…

Contact Me!!

If you would like to make contact, use this page to leave a note and your email address, asking me to get back to you. Just leave a comment and I will receive an alert in my email, and respond to that! Regards, Lauchlan Mackinnon

Quote of The Week – Steen On Innovation and Product Lifecycles

“40 or 50 years ago, product life cycles ranged from five to 10 years. You could introduce a product and expect to get up to 10 years of good profits where your competitors will not catch up. But these days, you see competitors launching new products within one or two years. The product lifecycle has…

Dates and Venues for Adelaide and Hobart Presentations on Idea Management Systems

On Monday and Tuesday, I will be presenting on Innovation Success through Idea Management Systems in Adelaide and Hobart. I will be in Adelaide on the 21st and Hobart on the 22nd of May. Details: Adelaide:Monday 21st May 2007, 5.30pm for 5.45pm startFinlaysons 81 Flinders Street ADELAIDE SADetails and registration: ACS website Hobart:Tuesday 22nd May…