How to Develop Creativity and Innovation: Dedicate One Day

World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 and World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 (WCID) advocates solving problems in new ways an annual event.

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How to Generate Innovative Ideas

How to Generate Innovative Ideas: Guest post by Helen Cahen

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Acknowledging Inconvenient Truths

Guest post by Dr. Brett Richards, Founder and President of Connective Intelligence, and author of Grow Through Disruption: Breakthrough Mindsets to Innovate, Change and Win with the O.G.I.

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How to Become an Innovative Company

How to become an innovative company is all about powering people to innovate.

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How Does Innovation Increase Productivity?

This past week in New York City, my colleague Helene Cahen and I had the honour of attending a joint meeting of the Conference Board of US Innovation Leadership Council and the Conference Board of...

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How to Encourage Innovation in a Team

How to Encourage Innovation in a Team, by Janice Francisco

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Go Take a Risk: How to Conduct an Experiment in Risk Taking and Innovation

Imagine a senior leadership team telling their entire department to “go take a risk.”

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Taking the Risk on Innovation: The Video

As we’ve had a number of inquiries about our Taking the Risk Out of Innovation course, we made a short video that shows the course content and experience, and we filmed the video from a participant’s...

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Reading for Creativity

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The Innovation Skills You and Your Team Need

Innovation Skills for Your Team When I was completing my Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, we had to take a course in Scientific Measures. This course was designed to help us...

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The Trouble with Canada’s Innovation Policy

In October 2017, in my capacity as Chair to the Conference Board of Canada Council on Innovation and Commercialization, I participated in a Council meeting held in Montreal. During this meeting we...

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An Innovation Christmas Carol

"Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of the things that May be only?"             - Scrooge to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (A Christmas Carol by Charles...

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How to Manage Innovation? How to Measure Innovation? How Canada's Innovation Performance Inspired Research on the Challenges of Business Innovation

If you're wondering how to manage innovation and how to measure it, take some cues from research inspired based on Canada's poor innovation performance. 

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Three Ways Your Organization Can Do Innovation Better

Attending the Intrapreneurship Conference in Toronto a few weeks back reinforced some of my beliefs around how organizations can improve the way they “do” innovation. As we know, intrapreneurs are...

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Intrapreneurship and Innovation are All About Change, and the Job of a Change Leader is Never Easy

As I mentioned in my last blog post, earlier in November I spent three days at the Intrapreneurship Conference in Toronto. The line-up of speakers on Day One included CEOs Larry Keeley of Doblin...

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Intrapreneurship and Why it’s Essential for Innovation

You may or may not be familiar with the term “intrapreneurship.” If you are, congratulations! If you aren’t—and especially if you work in an organization that isn’t a start-up—then it’s time to get...

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IT Leadership Development with the FourSight Thinking System™: A Case Study

“[FourSight is] a great tool for driving change where you need people to collaborate and get comfortable with the change—they become part of the solution.” BridgePoint Effect has been working with a...

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How to Wire Your Organization's DNA for Innovation

Would you say your organization is innovative? Maybe? Or maybe not. What if I asked the question this way: Would you say that innovation and being more innovative are part of your organization’s...

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Is Collaboration Dressed Up as Consensus in Your Organization?

Do you find collaboration when innovating a bit scary? Are you haunted by consensus decision-making? Let me bring you some hope.

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Playing with Fire: Innovation is Risky Business

 

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