Today’s Innovation Priorities
At our monthly Innovation Days, KnowledgeBrief clients scan the latest ideas in the world of management innovation and identify their top priorities for action right now. Here’s a summary of the viewpoints discussed at the recent Innovation Days.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 22 Aug
Innovation Insight: How to Become a Smarter Organisation
At this month’s Innovation Day, we welcomed back Prof Victor Newman, University of Greenwich, to introduce a new way of thinking about the future of your organisation, through an accelerated out-of-the-box thinking tool: the Predator strategy technique.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Mon 21 Aug
Knowledge is not power, it’s value
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programme, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives. This month, we spoke to Dawn Holmes from Manchester Business School about Big Data.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Fri 21 Jul
Innovation Insight: How to Turn Big Data into True Business Benefit
At the latest Innovation Day, KnowledgeBrief clients explored the need for all organisations to take Big Data and its potential to create value seriously if they want to stay ahead.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 18 Jul
Alternative reality is the new reality
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 29 Jun
Innovation Insight: Transform Your Customer Experience with Augmented Reality
At this month’s Innovation Day, we welcomed Prof Mark Anderson, Edge Hill University, to share his expertise on the opportunities augmented reality can bring across all industries.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 22 Jun
Blend the physical and digital to meet your creative needs
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 01 Jun
Innovation Insight: How to Balance the Human-Computer Partnership to Enhance Creativity
At this month’s Innovation Day, we welcomed Dr Sara Jones, Cass Business School, to share her research and insights on the tools – digital and physical – you can apply to generate and enhance creativity, and how to get the balance right for your organisation in the partnership between human and computer.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 23 May
Today’s Innovation Priorities
At the recent Innovation Days, KnowledgeBrief clients scanned the latest ideas in the world of management innovation and identified their top priorities for action right now. Here’s a summary of the viewpoints discussed.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Sun 21 May
Innovation Insight: Be crisis prepared, not crisis prone
KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Dr Rachel Doern, Goldsmiths University of London, at the latest Innovation Day to explore some of the strategies to build individual and organisational resilience.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Mon 08 May
Anticipate, Prepare and Adapt to Crises
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 03 May
KBProfessional Product Update - v1.7.0
Today we launched the latest update to KBProfessional, version 1.7.0 brings new security updates, enterprise access features, along with bug fixes and performance improvements Read More »
Posted by: James Askew
Director of Product Development on Wed 12 Apr
Today’s Innovation Priorities
At the recent Innovation Days, KnowledgeBrief clients discussed the latest ideas in the world of management innovation and identified their top priorities for action right now. Here’s a summary.Read More »
Posted by: Jeanne Meinholt
Senior Researcher on Wed 29 Mar
Innovation and engagement are in the brain
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Mon 27 Mar
Innovation Insight: How to Harness the Neuroscience of Leadership
This month, KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Cognitive Neuroscientist, Dr Marcello Malavasi, to discover new leadership strategies to enhance collaboration, aspiration and innovation in everyday situations, by exploring the brain and the mind of the people in their organisation.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 16 Mar
The Journey towards Servitization
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 22 Feb
Innovation Insight: How to Transform your Services with ‘Servitization’
What would a service-centric solution look like in your industry? KnowledgeBrief clients were joined this month by Dr. Ali Bigdeli, Aston Business School, to explore what we can learn from those that have successfully transformed their capabilities from product-production to product-service, and the pathways they have taken to achieve this transformation.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Mon 20 Feb
Make fostering climate an organisational priority
Welcome to the latest in a series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 31 Jan
Innovation Insight: How to Develop the Climate for Innovation
KnowledgeBrief clients were joined this month by Andy Wilkins, Cass Business School, to explore how leaders can immediately improve innovation and high performance in their organisation through strategically using the power of climate.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 26 Jan
Innovation Insight: How to Prepare for M2M and IoT
Finalising a very interesting and fruitful 2016, we ended the year exploring future technologies and innovations that leaders need to be addressing, both in the short and long term. This month, we invited thought leader Professor Mischa Dohler, King’s College London, to share his thoughts on the innovation forecast of 2017 and beyond.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Fri 16 Dec
Bridge the gap between search and selection in crowdsourcing
Welcome to the latest in a new series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 24 Nov
Innovation Insight - How to Crowdsource Innovation: Leverage the Wisdom of Crowds
Do all crowds have wisdom? Yes, according to guest expert Dr. Matthew Mount from Leeds Business School. This month, KnowledgeBrief clients explored how to bolster their internal innovation capacity with crowdsourcing, and the managerial challenges that need addressing when unlocking the wisdom of crowds.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 23 Nov
Can haters be useful? The power of being divisive
Welcome to the latest in a new series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 26 Oct
Innovation Insight: How a Bad Reputation Can Foster a Stronger Corporate Culture
At this month’s Innovation Day, Dr. Thomas Roulet, King’s College London, shared his recent research about the most hated companies and what we can learn from how these companies survive a bad reputation and build a stronger organisational identity.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 19 Oct
Celebrate the little c rather than the big C
Welcome to the third in a new series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Jeanne Meinholt
Senior Researcher on Mon 26 Sep
Innovation Insight: How to Use Creative Techniques in Agile Design for Better Business Processes
At September’s Innovation Day, KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Professor Neil Maiden, Cass Business School, to hear his latest research on agile processes and how to inject creativity techniques into them.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 20 Sep
Innovation Programme Evolution - Introducing: Edge and Engine
Our Innovation programmes help organisations to excel by applying the latest management and leadership ideas. Continuously upgrading the design of the programmes has been vital to their continued success. This year’s upgrade introduces two new concepts: Innovation Edge and Engine. Read More »
Posted by: Matthew Wolstenholme
Director on Tue 13 Sep
Harness Fear and Anxiety for Better Strategy
Welcome to the second in a new series of brief interviews with guest experts from KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Programmes, providing a window into the experts’ latest ideas and new advice for executives.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 25 Aug
Today’s Innovation Priorities
At August’s Innovation Day, KnowledgeBrief clients discussed the latest ideas in the world of management innovation and identified three priorities for action right now. Here’s a summary.Read More »
Posted by: Jeanne Meinholt
Senior Researcher on Wed 24 Aug
Innovation Insight: How to Use Behavioural Strategy for Better Strategic Decisions
At this month’s Innovation Day, KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Dr. Claudia Nagel, Hull University Business School, to explore integrating unconscious and emotional aspects into decision making, to achieve not only better decisions but also a better implementation of the strategy developed.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 17 Aug
Release the Creative Potential of All Your People, in Seven Steps
Welcome to the first in a new series of brief interviews with expert guests from our Innovation Programmes. Summarising some of the key learning points for executives, we cover the central issues at stake, the advice emerging and insights from the latest research. This month, we discuss innovating from the bottom-up with Professor Helen Shipton, Nottingham Business School.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 28 Jul
Innovation Insight: How to Innovate from the Bottom-Up
KnowledgeBrief clients were joined this month by Professor Helen Shipton, Nottingham Business School, to develop an action plan for success, in fostering creativity and innovation from the bottom-up.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 19 Jul
Innovation Insight: The Superpower of Persuasion
At this month’s Leaders’ Forum, KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Dr James Garvey, from the Royal Institute of Philosophy, to explore the hidden story of persuasion and those in the business of changing our minds.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 21 Jun
New Techniques for Better Management
KnowledgeBrief has recently added new techniques available to KnowledgeBrief clients, which join a library of MBA-level and Chartered Management Institute approved content, providing practical case evidence, success factors and implementation advice in a unique format designed for leading executives.Read More »
Posted by: Jeanne Meinholt
Senior Researcher on Tue 24 May
Innovation Insight: How to Use Networks for a Better Innovation Strategy
It is well-known that collaboration is a key driver of creativity and innovation. But what sort of collaboration is optimal? KnowledgeBrief clients were joined this month by Professor Bruce Cronin, Greenwich Business School, to explore the strategic role of networks in innovation.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 17 May
Stand-out Priority for Action by Leading Executives: Getting Social Networking Right
At KnowledgeBrief Innovation Days, clients – leading executives from every industry and all disciplines – produce a collective expert view on the most pressing ideas for action right now. This month, KnowledgeBrief clients focused on social networks, including the use of social media.Read More »
Posted by: Jeanne Meinholt
Senior Researcher on Tue 26 Apr
Innovation Insight: How to Deliver Excellent Customer Experience
KnowledgeBrief clients were joined at this month’s Innovation Day by Professor John Murphy, Manchester Business School, to provide new thinking and practical application on the aspects of customer management.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 20 Apr
Innovation Insight: How to Build Resilience Against Cybercrime
At this month’s Innovation Day, KnowledgeBrief clients were joined by Dr Peter Trim, Birkbeck University of London, to highlight the risks and challenges of cyber security, and provide guidance on what can be done to counteract the growing threat posed by cybercrime.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 22 Mar
Stand-out Priority for Action by Leading Executives: The Increasing Threat of Cybercrime
At KnowledgeBrief Innovation Days, clients – leading executives from every industry and all disciplines – produce a collective expert view on the most pressing ideas for action right now. This month, KnowledgeBrief clients focused on cybercrime.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 23 Feb
Innovation Insight: How to Make Radical Innovation Happen
Today, innovation is seen as the key way to achieve growth. Professor Keith Goffin, Cranfield School of Management, joined clients at this month’s Innovation Day to share his research on how companies can move from developing incremental innovation to achieving radical capability.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 17 Feb
Innovation Insight: How to Manage Innovation Governance
This month’s Innovation Day looked at how a sophisticated governance framework can help improve the productivity of the innovation process while enabling managers to better identify the balance between creativity and control.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 27 Jan
Innovation Insight: The Next Big Thing
KnowledgeBrief clients were joined this month by futurist Christopher Barnatt, to explore why leaders need to start turning their attention to future technological revolutions.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 15 Dec
Innovation Insight: How to Build Your Personal Knowledge Infrastructure
Dr. Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School, joined this month’s Innovation Day to present how senior managers can develop, refine and test their personal knowledge infrastructure in order to ‘stay in the know’.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 19 Nov
New Position Available: Head of Research
A new Head of Research is required to lead the development of our world class suite of professional publications, to facilitate the delivery of client workshops at executive level and to tutor professional learners who enrol on our Chartered Management Institute qualifications, delivered online. Read More »
Posted by: Matthew Wolstenholme
Director on Thu 05 Nov
New Position Available: Business Development Manager
KnowledgeBrief, the pioneer in management and leadership innovation, is expanding its business development team to service its UK and international growth. New business development professionals are required to service demand in the UK private and public sector customer base. Read More »
Posted by: Matthew Wolstenholme
Director on Thu 05 Nov
Innovation Insight: How to Implement Innovation
Dr Kamaljit Birdi, Sheffield University Management School, joined this month’s Innovation Day to demonstrate that innovation is much more than idea generation – it’s about having the skills and strategies to implement it.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 21 Oct
Innovation Insight: How to Manage the Unexpected
Organisations need ways to achieve predictability as well as methods to live with unpredictability. Dr. Elmar Kutsch, Cranfield School of Management, joined this month’s Innovation Day to illustrate how organisations can be innovative and resilient in the face of uncertainty and complexity.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 22 Sep
Innovation Insight: How to Innovate Across Organisational Boundaries
Professor Prasanta Dey, Aston Business School, joined KnowledgeBrief members at this month’s Innovation Day to discuss how organisations can map their supply chain to uncover key innovation partners.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 18 Aug
Innovation Insight: How to Lead Entrepreneurial Innovation
KnowledgeBrief’s members were joined this month by Dr Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of Babylon Health, to highlight the importance of innovation to the UK economy, and how it can be pursued.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 22 Jul
Innovation Insight: How to Build Workforce Resilience
Good health makes good business sense – but the last few years have seen the importance of well-being demoted across organisations. Professor Keith Whitfield, Cardiff Business School, joined this month’s Innovation Day to highlight how employee well-being can help drive engagement, creativity, innovation and resilience.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 16 Jun
Innovation Insight: How to Overcome the ‘Dark Side’ of the Digital Workplace
Workplaces have been transformed by digital technologies, and there is no sign that these transformations are going to stop. Organisations must, however, look into the implications of IT overuse. Professor Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University, joined KnowledgeBrief members at this month’s Innovation Day to explain how organisations can manage the ‘dark side’ of IT.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 20 May
Innovation Insight: How to Manage Employee Engagement
KnowledgeBrief’s members were joined this month by Dr Wilson Wong, CIPD, to look at how employees evaluate their employment deal over time, and what approaches organisations can take to engage employees.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Tue 21 Apr
Innovation Insight: How to Build an Innovation Culture
At KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Day, Professor Victor Newman, University of Greenwich, focused on the real point of leverage for building an innovation culture: the behaviour of the individual within the workforce.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 18 Mar
KnowledgeBrief Management Platform gets Qualification Update
We are pleased to announce the latest update to our StudyCentre where KnowledgeBrief members can study for and get qualified in strategic management and leadership, eventually earning the prestigious CMgr letters after their name.Read More »
Posted by: James Askew
Director of Product Development on Thu 26 Feb
Innovation Insight: How to Engineer Business Models
Most big companies fail because of their business model, not because of operational failure. Professor Charles-Baden Fuller, Centenary Professor of Strategy at Cass Business School, shared his research of how business models have changed over time and what an effective business model looks like at KnowledgeBrief’s latest Innovation Day.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Thu 19 Feb
Innovation Insight: How to Manage Creativity
In order to survive and thrive, organisations must develop new products, strategies, techniques, and processes that are both novel and useful. Dr Sarah Harvey, Assistant Professor at UCL, shared her latest research at KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Day on how creativity is an imperative for today’s organisations.Read More »
Posted by: Katherine Raleigh
Programme Manager on Wed 21 Jan
Management Innovation Programme Welcomes 26 New Public Sector Members
Launched in September 2014, KnowledgeBrief’s Public Service Innovation Group quickly welcomed 26 new members, including the Environment Agency, Liverpool CCG and Cafcass. This new offering gives public service organisations the opportunity to benefit from our Management Innovation Programme for the first time, which has been running with private sector members for many years.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Mon 12 Jan
Innovation Insight: Making the UK a Hub for Global Innovation
Chair of the Big Innovation Centre and Principal of Hertford College (Oxford), Will Hutton, opened a discussion about how the public and private sectors can work together to make the UK "a Hub for Global Innovation". Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Fri 05 Dec
New Management Techniques Available to Enhance Sales Performance
As 2014 draws to a close, plans to make the most of 2015 are being made. Sound knowledge of sales is imperative to business success, something the 10 new techniques available on KnowledgeBrief's Learning Platform outline in a succinct and easily digestible format. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Fri 28 Nov
Innovation Insight: How to Innovate for the Future
Tomorrow’s business environment is being defined and reformed by disruptive technological developments and game changing new business models. Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future, shared his latest research at the KnowledgeBrief’s Innovation Research Group on the future of business.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Fri 21 Nov
New Management Techniques Available to Enhance Business Knowledge
15 new management techniques are now available to KnowledgeBrief members. All techniques contain MBA-level content and are Chartered Management Institute approved. They join a library of over 600 techniques that supply readers with a concise overview of each technique as well as business evidence, application, professional tools and more to greatly enhance knowledge of that particular technique. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Mon 03 Nov
Innovation Insight: How to Manage Strategic Change
It is important to approach and manage Strategic Change cautiously. Human Resource Management and Organisational behaviour Professor, Malcolm Higgs, shared his latest research at the KnowledgeBrief's Innovation Research Group. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Wed 22 Oct
Add KBPro to your home screen in IOS
As a KBProfessional member you can access the platform over the web, but many users when accessing on an iPad or iPhone can benefit from operating KBProfessional as a web app and having a launch icon on their home screen.Read More »
Posted by: James Askew
Director of Product Development on Thu 02 Oct
Innovation Insight: How to Build a High Performance Organisation
KnowledgeBrief invited industry expert, Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas to speak at September's Strategic Outlook Dinner to lead a discussion focused on how to build a high performance organisation.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Tue 23 Sep
Innovation Insight: Emotional Intelligence
While it can be argued that Emotional Intelligence (EI) has always been important in business, it has certainly grown in prevalence in recent years. As a result, KnowledgeBrief invited Martin Kilduff, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at UCL, to share his thoughts on self-monitoring, a fundamental ability underpinning EI, at our August meeting. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Tue 19 Aug
KnowledgeBrief Welcomes New Clients to the Management Innovation Programme
KnowledgeBrief are delighted to welcome a wide range of exciting new clients to the Management Innovation Programme. Read More »
Posted by: Justin Gowen
Director on Wed 13 Aug
Innovation Insight: The Art of Innovation Management
July's Innovation Research Group heard from Professor Victor Newman on the Art of Innovation Leadership.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Mon 21 Jul
Innovation Insight: A New Approach to Risk Management
June’s Innovation Research Group saw two industry experts, Mark Baker (Head of Risk and Assurance at Pentland Brands) and Mike Lauder (consultant), share their new research on how to improve the quality of risk management. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Tue 17 Jun
Innovation Insight: Find Success in Managing Virtual Teams
Described as a "leading revolutionary" by the Financial Times, Eddie Obeng suggests the rules about how to run a business successfully have changed. Managing virtual teams successfully will prove a corner stone in achieving high performance in today’s increasingly complex, ambiguous and fast-changing world.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Tue 20 May
ResearchCentre goes live in KBProfessional
After a great deal of work we are pleased to announce that our new ResearchCentre has gone live in KnowledgeBrief ProfessionalRead More »
Posted by: James Askew
Director of Product Development on Thu 01 May
Innovation Insight: The Innovation Audit
Respected leadership and management consultant, Professor Vlatka Hlupic, has developed a new leadership model that is designed to help managers improve engagement, encourage innovation and uncover the hidden strengths of their workforce. Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Wed 16 Apr
Innovation Insight: 5 Ways to Build a Sustainable Security Management Culture
Has your organisation considered creating a sustainable plan to build resilience again cyber security? This is what members were asked by Doctor Peter Trim at the March Management Innovation forum. Participants included Lloyds Banking Group, Airbus and Morgan Sindall amongst others.Read More »
Posted by: Ashley Petrons
Digital Marketing Manager on Fri 21 Mar