News February 2019 – THE LIST

THE LIST In the corporate world, very often we as directors focus on results.  However, in order to exercise an authenticity-based leadership, we must imprint a substantial change in such paradigm:  the focus should not be the result but the consequence. The consequence of an authentic way of being as leaders, and to this effect, […]

News January 2019 – AUTHENTICITY

AUTHENTICITY – As you are aware, Jay Rao and I have been searching over many years to understand the machinery that moves those organizations which, whether on a natural or learned way, have developed an Innovation Culture.

Visit to Lima, November 16th, 2018. “Role of leadership and culture of innovation”

Last Friday 16th I offered in Lima the conference-workshop “Role of leadership and culture of innovation”. The event was organized by Continental University, American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AMCHAM), The Westin Lima and Brick4Biz Culture of Innovation. To do this, first we played to define these terms but inverting them in order, to finally […]

Innovation Land 2018: a magical experience

Last November 14th, I participated as a lecturer in Innovation Land 2018, organized by the National Association of Businessmen of Colombia (ANDI) and the Mayor’s Office of Medellín, Colombia. InnoLand 2018, my conference The Innovation Land event —one of the most important innovation events in Latin America— is held annually and focuses on a series […]

“To find a good apple, you have to try many bad ones before”

Fran Chuan, an expert in culture of innovation and author of ‘The Discipline and Culture of Innovation’, now publishes ‘Authenticity’ where, through dialogue between the two main characters, he delves in human values, change management and group leadership. INTERVIEEW What characterizes a leader? Followers. A leader is nobody if he does not have followers. Now, […]

How digital transformation is changing collaboration between companies

Conference Fran ChuanFran Chuan, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and promoter of the culture of innovation. With more than two books on the market, Innovation 2.0 and Authenticity, among others, Fran works with the management teams of companies, both in strategic design and teaching workshops, to include a culture of innovation in the leadership style, strategy and […]

When Innovation is not welcomed

“I don’t know if I like less the ad or the car.” Thus, with this display of disdain and contempt, the protagonist of the famous television series Mad Men (Don Draper) refers to a press announcement created by a competitor advertising agency. His is an attitude of resistance to something new and different that he […]

How to make our Culture of Innovation sustainable?

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How to make our Culture of Innovation sustainable? Expertise comes into play. Knowing how to calculate the course of our actions. Controlling the impact of our movements. Matching it with the right piece in the right place. The complexity of our task requires strategy. And forecast. And tenacity. The goal to achieve deserves the effort. […]

Generosity and Innovation

What is this about generosity? And … what does it have to do with innovation? To innovate is to be generous because: It is to be open to other criteria. It is being permeable to other points of view. It is willing to give without receiving anything in return (although it is well known that […]

Innovate or you make excuses

Innovate or you make excuses   When a company or team decides to incorporate innovation into their day to day, which happens more and more frequently, they face a “something” that catalyzes nervousness and doubts in the face of uncertainty or indeterminacy. This something is called the self-excuse. Incorporating a new habit into our routine […]

Culture and Innovation


Culture and Innovation Actually, the two terms of the title are much more complex than we all initially believe. And they create many more misunderstandings than we could initially think. In fact, we think that a great effort that every organization should make is to guarantee that all its members have the same understanding of […]