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Disruptive forces
Build your band of heroes
Super 7
Disruption is coming and Canada
is not prepared...
Artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and
collaborative connected ...
In fact, only
of Canadian firms are doing enough
to cultivate awareness of changing technologies
and promote cultures of i...
We call them the Super Seven,
or more simply The Innovators:
Why, the heroes!
Brave
Nouveau
Sadie
Sensor
Chameleon
Connect...
These innovators are united in the fight against
Captain Complacent, who stands stubbornly
in the way of action and progre...
While individually powerful, none
of the Seven alone can defeat the
forces of complacency.
Together,
however...
With the Super Seven on the job,
disruption becomes constructive.
Introducing...
They deliver not just defence, but transf...
The Sensor has incredible
intuition and is hyper-sensitive
to the world around her. She
defines her own path, explores
all...
Superpowers
Sadie Sensor
•	Diverse and critical thinking.
•	The ability to connect the abstract
to the concrete.
•	The abi...
Weaknesses
Sadie Sensor
•	Letting her constant stream of ideas
distract other members of the team.
•	Showing far more inte...
Kayla Kreator
A bit of a mystery to some, it’s
nevertheless clear that without
the Creator, the best solutions
often go un...
Superpowers
Kayla Kreator
•	Her ability to see organizational
challenges as opportunities for
discovery.
•	Her willingness...
Weaknesses
Kayla Kreator
•	She is not kept thoroughly engaged:
her powers weaken in isolation.
An important teammate is th...
Brave Nouveau
Also known as the Early
Adopter, Nouveau is a
pioneer at the frontier of
time. He tracks down secrets
from t...
Superpowers
Brave Nouveau
•	A willingness to fail as he seeks out
risk and pilot projects.
•	Access to the latest technolo...
Weaknesses
Brave Nouveau
•	The Early Adopter can lack empathy
for those who struggle to embrace
his futuristic solutions.
...
Chameleon Connector
Connector is the type to
hang out at hack-a-thons,
developing relationships and
assembling teams of pe...
Superpowers
Chameleon Connector
•	The power of communication.
Chameleon is the best of the Seven
at translating ideas.
•	H...
Weaknesses
Chameleon Connector
•	The Chameleon cannot operate in
isolation and must be active in a
network if his powers a...
Daiya Designer
Holistic and visual, the
Designer understands the
emotions of others and is
able to harness empathy.
This g...
Superpowers
Daiya Designer
•	Seeing opportunities for new solutions
through others’ eyes.
•	Transforming basic needs into
...
Weaknesses
Daiya Designer
•	Her high level of empathic sensitivity
means she can sometimes be derailed
and weakened by oth...
Baden Big Builder
The Builder puts it all
together, moving disruption
from the edge to the centre
to get things done.
He t...
Superpowers
Baden Big Builder
•	Collaboration. Baden synthesizes
the team, taking concepts and
scaling solutions to achiev...
Weaknesses
Baden Big Builder
•	While The Builder can build anything,
he gets stuck without a blueprint.
He also has a low ...
Marcus Mentor
A guide and a coach, the
Mentor is the Seven’s
entrepreneur-in-residence.
His long journey began when
he suc...
Superpowers
Marcus Mentor
•	His is the vision gained from
experience.
•	Having seen success with his own eyes,
he is willi...
Weaknesses
Marcus Mentor
•	Failure.
Marcus Mentor has failed, but he
learns from experience and turns the
scars of failure...
None of these innovators can manage disruption on
their own. However, their powers are complementary,
compensating for eac...
Men and women of tomorrow
Alas, there is no “Innovator Signal” on the rooftop you can just
switch on and wait for the hero...
Nature meets nurture
Some of them are out there for hire if you can find
them; most you will have to nurture from within.
...
Disruption is coming.
Do you know who your heroes are?
For more insights on developing
innovation in your organization,
learn more at deloitte.ca/consulting
Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory ser...
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Disruptive forces: Build your band of heroes

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A host of new technologies will transform how we do business – and we’re not ready. Who’ll save us? The seven heroes of innovation, of course.

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  1. 1. Disruptive forces Build your band of heroes Super 7
  2. 2. Disruption is coming and Canada is not prepared... Artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and collaborative connected platforms are about to change the way we live and do business.
  3. 3. In fact, only of Canadian firms are doing enough to cultivate awareness of changing technologies and promote cultures of innovation. Who will save the rest of us?
  4. 4. We call them the Super Seven, or more simply The Innovators: Why, the heroes! Brave Nouveau Sadie Sensor Chameleon Connector Baden Big Builder Marcus Mentor Daiya Designer Kayla Kreator
  5. 5. These innovators are united in the fight against Captain Complacent, who stands stubbornly in the way of action and progress flanked by his two henchmen, Ignorance and Inertia.
  6. 6. While individually powerful, none of the Seven alone can defeat the forces of complacency. Together, however...
  7. 7. With the Super Seven on the job, disruption becomes constructive. Introducing... They deliver not just defence, but transformation!
  8. 8. The Sensor has incredible intuition and is hyper-sensitive to the world around her. She defines her own path, explores all possibilities and brings the best ideas back to the team. The Sensor is gifted with... Sadie Sensor
  9. 9. Superpowers Sadie Sensor • Diverse and critical thinking. • The ability to connect the abstract to the concrete. • The ability to generate a million ideas. Despite these powers, Sadie is susceptible to...
  10. 10. Weaknesses Sadie Sensor • Letting her constant stream of ideas distract other members of the team. • Showing far more interest in those ideas than in acting on them. The key to managing her contributions is to be patient and hear her out. She works especially well in tandem with...
  11. 11. Kayla Kreator A bit of a mystery to some, it’s nevertheless clear that without the Creator, the best solutions often go undiscovered. Kayla takes ideas from Sadie Sensor and maximizes them using...
  12. 12. Superpowers Kayla Kreator • Her ability to see organizational challenges as opportunities for discovery. • Her willingness to use her creative passion to challenge or break the rules. But she can be undone if...
  13. 13. Weaknesses Kayla Kreator • She is not kept thoroughly engaged: her powers weaken in isolation. An important teammate is thus...
  14. 14. Brave Nouveau Also known as the Early Adopter, Nouveau is a pioneer at the frontier of time. He tracks down secrets from the future – received sometimes with fanfare, sometimes with resistance. Nouveau faces this challenge with...
  15. 15. Superpowers Brave Nouveau • A willingness to fail as he seeks out risk and pilot projects. • Access to the latest technologies. He does, however, have a flaw...
  16. 16. Weaknesses Brave Nouveau • The Early Adopter can lack empathy for those who struggle to embrace his futuristic solutions. While Brave Nouveau is neither the Creator nor the Scale Builder, he gets the ball rolling, inspiring in particular...
  17. 17. Chameleon Connector Connector is the type to hang out at hack-a-thons, developing relationships and assembling teams of people to spark innovation. He also encourages Sadie Sensor, preventing her good ideas from going to waste. In his arsenal?
  18. 18. Superpowers Chameleon Connector • The power of communication. Chameleon is the best of the Seven at translating ideas. • He is adaptive, equally at home at a large corporate setting or a start-up and able to put everyone else at ease. • He pays no mind to boundaries and is willing to challenge the rules. However...
  19. 19. Weaknesses Chameleon Connector • The Chameleon cannot operate in isolation and must be active in a network if his powers are to work at peak capacity. He also gains strength working alongside...
  20. 20. Daiya Designer Holistic and visual, the Designer understands the emotions of others and is able to harness empathy. This gives her these special abilities...
  21. 21. Superpowers Daiya Designer • Seeing opportunities for new solutions through others’ eyes. • Transforming basic needs into tangible concepts. But while she is strong, she has a vulnerability...
  22. 22. Weaknesses Daiya Designer • Her high level of empathic sensitivity means she can sometimes be derailed and weakened by others’ contrary vibes. At her best, however, she designs not merely visuals but new systems of thinking, paving the way for...
  23. 23. Baden Big Builder The Builder puts it all together, moving disruption from the edge to the centre to get things done. He turns ideas into reality. How?
  24. 24. Superpowers Baden Big Builder • Collaboration. Baden synthesizes the team, taking concepts and scaling solutions to achieve the big picture goal. • Focusing on outcomes. He’s never done and is always tinkering to enhance the end result. These strengths are, however, paired with a critical flaw...
  25. 25. Weaknesses Baden Big Builder • While The Builder can build anything, he gets stuck without a blueprint. He also has a low tolerance for failure, which means he must be engaged at just the right moment. Help overcoming this weakness can be found in...
  26. 26. Marcus Mentor A guide and a coach, the Mentor is the Seven’s entrepreneur-in-residence. His long journey began when he successfully started his first against-all-odds venture, which he has since replicated several times. Being a leader gives Marcus incredible powers...
  27. 27. Superpowers Marcus Mentor • His is the vision gained from experience. • Having seen success with his own eyes, he is willing to share and understands the ripple effect of good ideas. However, his greatest power is perhaps also his weakness...
  28. 28. Weaknesses Marcus Mentor • Failure. Marcus Mentor has failed, but he learns from experience and turns the scars of failure into badges of honour – and wisdom.
  29. 29. None of these innovators can manage disruption on their own. However, their powers are complementary, compensating for each others’ weaknesses and creating a stronger whole. So, where’s your team? Stronger together
  30. 30. Men and women of tomorrow Alas, there is no “Innovator Signal” on the rooftop you can just switch on and wait for the heroes to appear, all costumed and fully powered, ready to do battle with Captain Complacent. They must be your band of heroes, not just any band. These are the archetypes, from which all variations can emerge.
  31. 31. Nature meets nurture Some of them are out there for hire if you can find them; most you will have to nurture from within. What matters in the fight against complacency, ignorance and inertia is that the team performs as one. Super 7
  32. 32. Disruption is coming. Do you know who your heroes are?
  33. 33. For more insights on developing innovation in your organization, learn more at deloitte.ca/consulting
  34. 34. Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. © Deloitte LLP and affiliated entities.

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