How to Gather Input Quickly from Multiple Stakeholders

The Challenge:  How to gather input quickly from multiple stakeholders Executive leaders representing the aerospace and aviation industry, as well as representatives from government and academia,...

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Why Is Innovation Important for Society?

  At 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 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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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 Generate Innovative Ideas

How to Generate Innovative Ideas: Guest post by Helen Cahen

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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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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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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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Why reflecting on progress is key to a culture of innovation

  In her book, The Progress Principle, creativity and innovation researcher Teresa Amabile shares the following:

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