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Hi, I'm

Dr Dave

My passion is supporting leaders and teams in achieving growth:

  • As more effective leaders, boards and management teams;

  • As a more valuable, high performing, highly engaged, value-generating enterprise;

  • As a brand and product offering (goods/servioces) that people love experiencing and engaging; and

  • As more conscious leaders of innovation, bridging between strategy and psychology to achieve amazin g results.



Some of the enterprises I've enjoyed working with are listed below.

If you want to define and achieve strategic success, profitable growth, higher valuations, a more effective culture, competitive advantage, or innovation leadership, I can facilitate your journey!

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I support leaders and teams in creating and implementing innovation strategies.

Thanks for visiting my website. I'm Dr Dave Richards, author, speaker, psychologist, strategist, entrepeneur and global thought leader on innovation. I co-founded the MIT Innovation Lab in 1993, and co-directed it until 1996. My specialism is guiding clients’ journeys of cultural transformation, and strategic value creation through business model innovation.

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International Keynote Speaker

I love speaking at events, delivering workshops, and facilitating discussions on topics such as:

  • Bridging between soft stuff (psychology and culture) and hard stuff (strategy and bottom line results).

  • Why there are only 3 ½ kinds of innovation that matter.

  • Flipping the leadership paradigm from top-down to bottom-up.

  • Artificial or augmented intelligence and the future of work.

  • Why culture eats strategy for breakfast.

  • Developing a winning organizational culture.

  • The Seven Sins of Innovation: A Strategic Model for Entrepreneurship – my book, which according to the Chief Strategy Officer of 3M  “elevates the thinking on this crucial subject to the highest level”.

Here are a few of my talks:


"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."
Marc Anthony

I'm passionate about helping teams to create innovative strategies to grow.

I'd like to thank all of the 60 clients who have left public testimonials on LinkedIn.

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Over the last six months Dave has been working with my leadership team to help us get to a higher level of both communications and understanding. This project has shown great results and we are now moving the program down to the next levels within the business. His style of engagement with both my leadership team and that of the key business owners has been excellent. I feel we have a much better collaboration within the team and across the business. Very positive results and return on the program.

Clive Sawkins

I can highly recommend Dr Dave as an inspirational speaker on leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. Dr Dave delivered a thought-provoking presentation on these subjects at Ceuta'a recent international conference, attended by delegates representing healthcare distributors from 71 markets around the globe. Delegate feedback suggests the session was extremely motivational as it challenged them to think long and hard about the future direction of their business models and how their leadership was critical to future success.

Peter Burrows

Vice President - International Business Development & M&A Integration
Ceuta Group

Dave was kind enough to carry out an absolutely first-class seminar for The Tank Museum Senior Management Team. In a charity with widely divergent professional disciplines, breaking down functional barriers and focussing on common goals is critical for our business. Through his thought-provoking talks and diplomatic facilitation, we enjoyed the most positive, focussed and creative management strategy session we have ever had - the sort of thing that can change an organisation's future. Thanks Dave!

Richard Smith
Managing Director
The Tank Museum


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