Jack Martin Leith

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

From an address given by Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA., USA, on 25 October 1913. His actual words were “You are not here merely to prepare to make a living.” Read full transcript

I am a multidisciplinary practitioner in innovation, change and new ways of working.

Based in the UK and working throughout Europe and beyond, I help senior managers plan and expedite projects for:

Bringing into being a new creation that generates widespread value.

Accomplishing breakthrough change.

Eliminating a persistent problem.

Expanding generative capability.

Realizing the value generation potential of a product, service, team, function or entire enterprise.

My approach is best suited to challenging projects that must produce breakthrough results very quickly.

More information will be provided later in February 2017.

Some of the many organizations I have assisted

ABN AMRO Bank, Bayer Crop Science, Birmingham City University, Diageo, Dogs Trust, Environment Agency, European Commission, Findhorn Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Imagination, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—MIT Entrepreneurship Center, McCain Foods, NHS, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways), Petroleum Development Oman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Dutch Shell, UK Government (Cabinet Office, Department of Health, Home Office, and various local authorities), University of Brighton.

Martin is an innovation consultant who walks the talk. He is constantly innovating his own business activity, its design and aims. He is ‘the person’ to talk to for large group interventions, for whole system change and innovation. I have attended a five day Open Space conference that Martin facilitated. It set me on a new path in life. Martin is highly committed and skilled, challenging and truly creative.

The RATIONAL: Martin thinks deeply about innovation and transformation. He has developed a range of propositions about innovation which can lead to new insights on the topic. He understands creativity and innovation, and has developed practical ways to develop innovativeness in organisations.

The MADNESS: Martin’s views tap into the wild and the wonderful as well as the rational. He likes to shake things up, and to help that shaking to happen quickly! He doesn’t mess about! You won’t always find it easy working with Martin because he is one of that rare breed — an authentic agent of change and innovation who is prepared for things to get harder before they get easier.”

Paul Levy, Senior Researcher in Innovation Management, University of Brighton, UK

Paul Levy
Senior Researcher, Centre for Research in Innovation Management, University of Brighton, UK
Founder, CATS3000, Rational Madness theatre company, and FringeReview
Author, Digital Inferno
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Source of quoted text: CATS3000 website

A jack of all trades and master of many.

Tom Bourner

Tom Bourner
Emeritus Professor of Personal and Professional Development, University of Brighton, UK
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Source of quoted text: private communication

Where I’m based

Bath, United Kingdom.

Mobile phone

07583 601234 (+44 7583 601234)


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