All Cris’ engagements are designed to help clients create the vital roadmap, dialogue, action and behaviour around business innovation, aligning it to the core corporate strategy, creating the leaders needed to drive it and developing the right culture to allow it to thrive in the heat of the business battle through innovation strategy development, leadership development programmes and innovation assessments.
It’s now widely recognised that Building a Culture of Innovation is the route to sustainable growth, high-performance and competitive advantage. That requires three core components, a clear innovation strategy, strong innovation leadership and a fresh approach to building organisation-wide ecosystems that leave the traditional management styles and operating models behind. Cris supports CEOs and senior teams on the what he calls the 3Es; ‘Establishing’ innovation strategy, ‘Enabling’ innovation leaders, and ‘Embedding’ innovation culture. The 3Es framework helps build an innovation ecosystem where strategy, leadership, behavior, process, skills and attitudes all converge to ignite innovation across an organisation.
Cris works with CEOs and senior teams in a non-exec style capacity to help inform and steer the strategic development and implementation of innovation capability and culture programmes. Acting as an expert/critical friend in order to provide the expert lens and help challenge the norm through high level strategic advice, board-level facilitation and expert external perspective.