How to Encourage Innovation in a Team

How to Encourage Innovation in a Team

How to Encourage Innovation in a Team, by Janice Francisco 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...
Taking the Risk on Innovation: The Video

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 point of view. Taking the Risk on Innovation 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 Innovation Skills You and Your Team Need

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 assess the reliability and validity of scientific research; we were,...
The Trouble with Canada’s Innovation Policy

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 examined how innovation performance is measured in Canada and how...