General Innovation Skills Aptitude Test (GISAT), A research-based test that helps identify, understand and assess how an individual’s skills, attitudes and behaviours contribute to an organization’s innovation performance. >> TAKE THE TEST

Grit Scale: Get a score that reflects how passionate and persevering you see yourself to be.

Brainstorming Tools

Forced Connections – the book

If your brainstorming sessions are starting to feel predictable and uninspiring, or if you’re having trouble generating new ideas, use this visual thinking tool to help you push the boundaries of your creative thinking.

A collaboration between our Founder Janice Francisco and Photographer Michael Kobrin of Kobrin Photography, Forced Connections is based on a powerful creative problem-solving tool that uses visual imagery to spark new ideas and different ways of thinking. You’ll be delighted and surprised at where these stimulating images take you. 

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Building Innovative Teams: FourSight Thinking System™

The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results. (on Audible) >> LISTEN TO THE BOOK

Innovation & Failure

F**k UP Nights Toronto: A speaker series and community that shares stories of professional failure. At each monthly event, three speakers tell a professional failure story and lessons learned, in the belief that sharing these stories creates a culture shift around failure and enables a mindset of innovation. >> LEARN MORE

Innovation Diagnostic Tools: Measuring Innovation

Competitive Value Innovation Guide (CViG): CViG is an online assessment that diagnoses innovation management issues within an organization. This diagnostic tool captures divergences between organization leaders and shows how to strengthen and fully engage the executive team. It determines areas for competitive performance improvements and helps align culture to business goals and strategies. >> LEARN MORE

Organizational Growth Indicator (OGI): OGI is a practical, quantitative tool to assess your organization’s ability to grow and transform, and to measure the impact of your innovation program. Administered online, OGI gives critical feedback on where you are and what that means to your organization’s ability to grow and transform. >> LEARN MORE

Innovation Funding

RDP Associates: Learn about SR&ED, R&D Tax Credits, and government grants for innovation in Canada. RDP Associates can assist you in the application process. >> LEARN MORE

Innovation Skills Profile

Innovation Skills Profile 2.0, From the Centre for Business Innovation, an inventory of the skills needed to contribute to an organization’s innovation performance—to produce new and improved strategies, capabilities, products, process, and services >> LEARN MORE

Meeting Facilitation

Meeting Agenda >> DOWNLOAD

Meeting Logistics Worksheet >> DOWNLOAD

Recommended Reading and Viewing


Scott Belsky:

Brene Brown

Camille Carrier & Sylvie Gelinas

Kathryn Haydon

Dorte Nielsen & Sarah Thurber

Ted Talks

Angela Lee Duckworth

Brene Brown

Chip Conley



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We serve courageous leaders who want to inspire and equip their teams to change, innovate, collaborate and think better together. Our goal is to make it easier for individuals and teams to contribute results for their organization.

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