What Is the Global Innovation Index?

This week, on July 10, the 2018 Global Innovation Index was released. You may ask, “What is the Global Innovation Index?” The Global Innovation Index (GII) report is a leading indicator of a...

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Why Innovation Is Necessary

The Conference Board of Canada defines innovation as a process through which economic or social value is extracted from knowledge—by creating, diffusing, and transforming ideas—to produce new or...

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How to Facilitate a Community Meeting

Community meetings are often held to engage community members, hear more voices and get more viewpoints. The question is, how to facilitate a community meeting so that these goals are achieved?

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How to Think Creatively and Innovatively

Guest post by the Innov8rs Team. How to Think Creatively and Innovatively was originally published as The Innovative Team: Recognizing and Developing Your Innovators on the Innov8rs blog.

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How to Be a Good Meeting Facilitator

When we think about how to be a good meeting facilitator, we often focus on the time that we are in the meeting itself. However, the job of a good meeting facilitator starts well before meeting time...

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How to Create Innovative Ideas

Have you noticed – there’s a lot of interest in having “innovative Ideas” in our workplaces. Many people wonder about how to create innovative ideas, or worry if their ideas are “innovative enough.”

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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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How to Develop Innovative Thinking: Reading for Creativity

  How you develop innovative thinking skills is closely related to how you tap your creativity. In this blog we've pulled together a reading list to help you get started. The list was built through...

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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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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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