How to Facilitate Effective Meetings

In this blog post we examine various aspects of how to facilitate effective meetings. It’s a topic clients ask us about a lot.  But why?

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What Kind of Organizational Culture Supports Innovation?

The kind of organizational culture that supports innovation is a “culture of innovation.” What are the defining features of a culture of innovation?

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Innovators: Here’s What We Know About You (So Far)

This article was originally published on the Innov8rs blog, October 14, 2018. The research focused on in this article will be released at the Innov8rs Miami conference, February 20-21, 2019. What...

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How to Be an Innovator: Four Actions You Can Take Now

A common misconception about innovation is that it’s all about technology; it’s not.  So, if your job doesn’t have you occupied with developing or implementing the latest and greatest in bleeding...

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How to Facilitate a Meeting

We're poking fun at scary meetings. As an extra treat, we’re sharing some tricks of the trade on how to facilitate a meeting that drives greater value from the time you ask people to spend in...

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How to Be Innovative at Work

As an adult educator and organizational development/change consultant with a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, I’m fascinated by how people in organizations learn to be more...

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Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

  One Thanksgiving I found myself travelling to work on an innovation project with the Israeli government. (For readers outside of Canada, Thanksgiving Day is the first Monday of October.) As I was...

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How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect

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How to Develop Innovative Ideas

By Janice Francisco, CEO, Principal Innovation Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, BridgePoint Effect

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How to Develop an Innovation Strategy

If your organization is struggling with how to develop an innovation strategy, know that you aren’t alone.

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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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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 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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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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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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