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 …

Restart your business curve – innovate!

David Moskal Innovation, Strategy 0 Comments

Business and marketing guru Guy Kawasaki did a great TEDx Talk titled The Art of Innovation (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching it). In his talk, he articulates that leaders and organizations are often caught off guard by the changes that disruption brings to an industry and its effects on their business curve. Using an example of …

I innovate, therefore I am

John Ferris Innovation 0 Comments

To make progress and to change is human. Throughout time, our very survival has depended on our ability to adapt to our environment and collaborate with one another to face the most difficult of conditions. Truth is, it’s no different in business. To thrive, let alone survive, in today’s business climate, an organization must have the ability to innovate, change, …

Five ways leaders can promote a culture of innovation

Rhonda Honke Innovation, Leadership 0 Comments

Corporate culture is a nebulous thing. Everyone recognizes when a culture is unhealthy, but most people struggle to pinpoint that ‘moment’ when it became toxic or contrary to what they were trying to promote. Therein lies the problem – culture doesn’t develop in a moment. It evolves over time. If you want to encourage a culture of innovation, by definition, …

Strong leaders say “I don’t know. I need help.”

John Ferris Leadership 0 Comments

I was talking recently to a colleague that happens to not only run a successful manufacturing business, but is a practicing physician. As we compared notes on leadership, some interesting parallels emerged between leading a business and leading a patient care team. Notably, leaders and physicians are often expected to have all of the answers; when we don’t, it’s usually …