Innovation and Learning
Start with clarity of intent.
Now build it out with an evocative vision. Improvise progress by tinkering: with lots of trial and lots of error. The not knowing is the best bit: the mysteries the surprises, and from time to time the windfalls!
Hello there, I'm Steve Collis!
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I'm an ideas and innovation guy. I love finding the sorts of "what ifs" that seem to create energy in the room out of nowhere.
My original roots are in a K to 12 school in Sydney, where to this day I lead a team of teachers, do some classroom teaching, & participate in senior leadership. Over the last 10 years we've incubated, iterated, and scaled a bunch of bold ideas. You can see the result in the timelapse video, left. In the video, spaces, people, technology, and culture come together in powerful ways.
People are always the important bit. Innovation is really about people manipulating various structures - tangible structures & invisible ones - around what matters most.
I travel, keynote, train, and consult. You can see where I've worked on the map. I'm good at showing what's possible and suggesting processes that get innovation started and keep it on track. I have seen many different contexts and believe both in localisation and what Nicholas Nassim Taleb calls "stochastic tinkering" - feeling your way forward by trial and error.
In 2014 & 2015 I lead the invention of the design/engage kit, which you can read more about here. Design/Engage bottles everything we know about innovation & transformation.
Please do get in touch and let's chat, and in the meantime welcome to my blog website!