Reading for Creativity

Reading for Creativity

78% of college-educated workers over 25 wish they had more creative ability. 94% of hiring managers consider creativity when hiring job candidates. Creative applicants are preferred, 5-to-1. CEOs identify creativity as the #1 leadership quality needed for success....
The Skills You and Your Team Need to Engage in Innovation

The Skills You and Your Team Need to Engage in Innovation

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 assess the reliability and validity of scientific research; we were, after all, studying applied...
An Innovation Christmas Carol

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 Dickens) We had a lot of fun creating this year’s...
Three Ways Your Organization Can Do Innovation Better

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 integral to innovation, and so the following three themes about how...
Intrapreneurship and Why it’s Essential for Innovation

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 up to speed or risk being left behind. Last week I spent three days at...

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 strategy? Now that your head is nodding “Yes,” I’ll ask one more...

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