Top 5 Ways to Make Your Development Process a Strategic Advantage

Rhonda Honke Innovation 1 Comment

Have you ever been really excited about an idea, only to see it die a slow, painful death through a rigid, cumbersome, and ultimately, expensive development process? You are not alone. Over and over again we see organizations invest time, money and effort generating ideas that don’t see the light of day. Some see that as a problem, but if …

To Decide is to Kill the Other Option

John Gietzel Strategy Leave a Comment

The word decision or decide literally means “to cut off” in other words, to “kill” the other options. Choices and decisions are a ubiquitous underpinning of modern life. We make somewhere between 70 – 35,000 decisions per day depending on what you consider a decision. For example, what you eat for breakfast may be less of a decision and more …

Are you trying to improve a bad system?

David Moskal Innovation 1 Comment

  Innovation is not always about a sexy new product. Quite often innovations actually go unmentioned to the outside world because they are internal system innovations. Customers may not see them, but they keep an organization competitive. Now before reading further, I want to clarify a distinct difference here. Innovating a system or process is not the same thing as …

Innovation training

Top 5 Reasons You Need Innovation Training

Rhonda Honke Innovation Leave a Comment

Everyone has been talking innovation, including the senior leaders and Board at your organization. You’ve read a few articles and maybe even a couple of great books on the topic. Fantastic! You now understand why innovation is important and that it is critical to your business and industry, but where do you start? How do you innovate? I would argue …

How do you know if it’s time to innovate?

Rhonda Honke Innovation

Life is busy. I know. I get it. That said, if you want your business to be sustainable and lead your industry, you have to make time for innovation. Yes, it is hard, but if it were easy, everyone would be doing it! What are some key indicators that it is time to bring innovation to the top of the priority …

Math is the Muscle for Innovation

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership

Here is something I know is true. Innovation drives value and without math there is no innovation. Now, I have a confession to make. I flunked high school math. I didn’t see the connection, the application, or the relevance. It wasn’t until I entered the business world where I made the link between math and how we measure success. It …

A proven technique to make innovation happen

David Moskal Innovation

Six actions to drive innovation and six to avoid… Undeniably, organizations are realizing the need for innovation to sustain growth, but teams and individuals are hindered by believing they are not innovative. Well the truth is, you don’t need to be Steve Jobs to make it happen. If a person is willing, they can innovate if the right system is …

The Buck Stops Here – 10 essential tips for leading innovation

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership

  Canada is often rated as a poor performer related to innovation. Numerous reasons are often blamed for this; lack of funding, lack of tax credits, the Canadian “polite mindset”, not enough skills being developed within the education system…the list goes on.   It is tempting to blame others for this poor performance – but at the end of the …