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Are You As A Leader Stifling Innovation? – by Ria Tucker

In our latest guest blog, Ria Tucker explores how the thinking errors of our leaders can impact innovation. There are some key questions to stop and ask yourself whilst reading this article, write them down and when you are in the throws of operation, take the time to ask yourself the right question at the…
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Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture – by Mike Stephens

In this personal blog by Mike Stephens – CEO of Entrepreneurial Spark, we explore the 4 key building blocks of developing an Entrepreneurial culture. We as a company have been working with many large organisations and we want to be able to share what we have learnt from doing so. We will build these blocks…
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Why your next hire should be an Entrepreneurial Leader.

Entrepreneurs have become the super heroes of the business world with the likes of Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Bill Gates often listed among the most well-known and ‘famous’ leaders of all time.  It’s the impact that these iconic entrepreneurial leaders have had on their respective businesses and globally, that has inspired and prompted established…
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Creativity for Innovation – A How To Guide

“Creativity is the only thing missing from the world of work”. Does that sound like a bold statement? Whether you are an entrepreneur or part of a larger organisation, imagine what would happen if the full creative potential of the people around you was unleashed. Problems would get solved, stuff would simply get done. New…
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The Robots Are Coming! So What Do We Do?

Its no surprise that we are moving faster than ever towards a world where technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will play a substantial role in how we and our businesses operate.  Technology brings with it super efficiencies both in time and cost, however superfast does not always mean best.  A Price Waterhouse Cooper report…
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A 21st Century Skill You Will Need……

Why should we think and act like entrepreneurs? It’s a message that we at Entrepreneurial Spark put out on a regular basis. Why on earth would anyone need or want to act like an entrepreneur and what could we learn from them to take back in to the workplace. More to the point, what has…
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The Mindset Revolution isnt Just for the UK

Little did we know when we flew to Brindisi, Italy this time last week that we would find a vibrant entrepreneurial community in the gorgeous region of Puglia. When asked to speak at the Ready to START – Wake UP event we have to admit to knowing very little about the area. However, what we…
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7 Ways to Fail at Innovation

“Innovation” is an over-used and little understood buzz-word right now. In fact, in research on 20 large UK companies’ annual accounts, the word is used a total of 237 times. However, few of the organisations that we speak to behind closed doors think they have cracked it, with inherited structural and cultural barriers being key…
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The Mindset Revolution: People People People

How many times have you heard these quotes in the workplace? “People buy people, not products.” “Our people are our biggest asset” “Our biggest cost line is Payroll” At Entrepreneurial Spark, our USP has always been centred around the individual in a business. We have worked with thousands of entrepreneurial leaders and it was evident…
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Altering the Way Corporates and Large Organisations Approach Innovation

If you were to offer to make staff more visionary, resilient, innovative, outcome-driven and collaborative, most organisations would bite your hand off. And yet so little development work is done in this area – with most training built to address hard skills gaps, rather than mindset gaps. Great entrepreneurs have all the above traits, and…
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