Inspire your innovation team by defining the mission

David Moskal Innovation, Leadership 0 Comments

“Command and control” was the common management style in the classic business setting: leaders give commands to their employees and expect things to get done. No background information, no explanation necessary. Often, an employee wouldn’t know or understand why it was important or why it would matter to the overall organization. As a result, employees learned not to ask questions …

Stop talking, start doing: Leading innovation to get results

Rhonda Honke Innovation, Leadership 0 Comments

Over the last several years, we’ve seen an increasing number of senior leaders indicate that innovation is a key priority. Good intentions don’t always lead to positive results, however. When it comes to innovation, leaders set the tone – and behaviour speaks louder than words. If you’re not getting the innovation results you’ve been expecting, it’s time to take a …

Prioritizing your innovation pipeline in five steps

David Moskal Innovation 0 Comments

A pipeline full of ideas is a great thing to have. But, how do you decide what ideas are worth pursuing and which can be left behind? Choosing the right idea to pursue can be a daunting task, recognizing the resources (time, money, etc.) that will go into the development process. The good news is that there’s a five-step process …

The top two characteristics of innovation leaders

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership 0 Comments

Having the privilege of working with many great companies, I have found that there are two key characteristics that their leaders display that help drive innovation in the culture of those organizations, regardless of the industry they are in. At the end of the day, a leader sets the tone for their organization (both for the good and not so …

Forget passion; I’d rather be convicted

Wendy Ferris Leadership 0 Comments

I was recently reminded of the Remington commercial from years ago, when after using a Remington shaver, the gentleman in the ad states “I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company.” That’s who we are at inVision Edge. We were introduced to a system that can help anyone, anywhere make innovation happen and we knew immediately that it was …

The top five ways leaders kill innovation (without knowing it)

Rhonda Honke Innovation, Leadership 0 Comments

I have to be honest…I’m tired of listening to people talk about innovation. It has become the latest business ‘buzzword’ instead of an actionable business strategy that nets long term, sustainable competitive advantage. What frustrates me most is that I see passion and energy for innovation in all kinds of organizations, but the leaders often get in the way! It’s …