Exploring the Relationship Between Productivity and Innovation

Exploring the Relationship Between Productivity and Innovation

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 Canada Council of Innovation and Commercialization, of which I am the...
Two Essential Ingredients for Effective Teams

Two Essential Ingredients for Effective Teams

I’ve been working with a team over the past eighteen months that had volunteered to address challenges management in the client organization saw on the horizon. These challenges had resulted from recent and ongoing changes within the organization. The team was to work...
Risking and Learning from Failure: The Video

Risking and Learning from Failure: The Video

As we’ve had a number of inquiries about our Risking and Learning from Failure course, we made a short video that shows the course content and experience, and we filmed the video from a participant’s point of view. Risking and Learning from Failure is a highly...
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...

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