Leading Innovation
Learn how to lead, enable and sustain a 
culture of innovation in your organiation to Drive Eureka! moments.
You will learn -

How to build innovation into a strategic plan. 
How to develop a systems-driven innovation mindset.
How to use executive tools that will make you more effective at leading innovation. 
How to make innovation happen faster and with less risk.

An organisation built on a culture of innovation is purposeful in its focus. In this program, you will gain insight into your organisation, and your personal leadership approach to drive innovation success, including:

Future Proofing
What you can do to develop an environment in which existing employees contribute to a culture of innovation.

Innovation Capabilities
What it takes to “win” with innovation, including the investments in internal capabilities that will provide the most impactful ROI.

Building & Sustaining Momentum
You and your organisation’s readiness to innovate, and whether it has the momentum to build and sustain a culture of innovation. 

You will learn the Strategy Activation System that ensures the innovation effort is focussed in an area that is both important and possibly urgent for the business. The odds of innovation success are enhanced when innovation is hard-wired to the business plan in this way. 
You will learn how to write a motivating, clear mission that drives alignment through your organisation, such that employees are enabled to create ideas that will pull the organisation in the desired direction.

Here's what people thought
I hired Helen for a Strategy Day with my management team. Our taxi business needs to change if it is to survive. Customer expectation and technology are revolutionising the taxi business. We needed to align on an innovation plan to adapt and grow our business as the world of on-demand transport moves forward at pace.
The outcome of the day was exactly what I’d hoped for and very positive for all involved.

We had a fascinating morning learning about how to lead innovation. We then went through a number of exercises, prompted by stimulus and research, to think deeply about where we should focus our innovation effort. Each member of the team was able to participate fully and to have their say, thanks to the “blue card” tool. This tool enabled us to work individually, before being brought together by Helen to find common ground.

Despite some diversity of opinion in the team we were able to align on our mission for innovation. We enjoyed Helen’s upbeat facilitation and benefitted from her expertise in innovation systems. We now have clarity on the way forward for our business. 
Tony Kenmuir, Chair Radio Cabs, Edinburgh
I asked Helen to lead a Strategy Activation session for my business partner and I to discuss some key business challenges we have and to help us drive them forwards to at least a "go v no go" point. 

In particular, there was a major Project that I felt was an important opportunity for us.
Once we looked at several ideas to make the project come to fruition and did a Maths Game Plan on each of them it became clear that the Project was not worth pursuing and so we were able to stop it by focusing on data rather than opinion.

We had been distracted for months thinking about the opportunity and the workshop crystallised in our minds that the prize was not as attractive as we had hoped for or expected. Sometimes it is powerful to know and understand what to focus on as well as what not to focus on.

We could not have reached that decision so quickly without the Tools and Training of Helen Potter & Innovation Engineering.

Using this approach saved us months of time and effort and has enabled us to focus on what is important to our business. It quickly brought clarity to a complex problem. It was a Eureka moment!
David Robertson, Founding Partner, Rare Whisky 101
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