"90% of our employees are not original thinkers, but unfortunately some of them think they are, especially if they’ve been promoted to middle management," argues John Timpson.

“I love new ideas so I thought it would be easy to write about innovation. But do I do enough to encourage others in the business to come up with concepts of their own?” In his essay, business maverick John Timpson tackles this issue of how to make sure employee ideas get heard. Grilled by Jeremy Paxman on his own record of supporting new ideas, he gives practical advice on how to beat the ideas blockers within an organisation, find inspiration and make sure people at all levels have the chance to contribute to an ideas culture. "Everyone should have the authority to help improve the business even if it means going over the head of their boss."