inVision CEO John Ferris guests on The Champion Entrepreneur

Invision Edge Strategy

inVision Edge CEO John Ferris recently had the opportunity to sit down with host Anthony Lee Witt and share the inVision Edge story on The Champion Entrepreneur podcast. Learn about the philosophies and principles that have guided, and continue to shape, inVision from its founder.  Click here to listen.          

It’s time to talk about Canada’s innovation crisis

John Ferris Innovation

To all Canadian CEOs, Executives, Business Owners and Leaders, The Conference Board of Canada reports that we continue to fall behind on innovation as a country. In fact, a recent report states: Despite a decade or so of innovation agendas and prosperity reports, Canada remains near the bottom of its peer group on innovation, ranking 13th among the 16 peer …

Learning to dance to the rhythm of accountability

Ashley Kodak Leadership, Strategy

Prior to joining inVision, I had never participated in a strategic planning session. The 2015-16 session marked my second year (you can read about the process here). In a nutshell, during the session we develop the organization’s overall direction for the coming year. We develop objectives that address each goal, and action plans follow. Each team member takes a piece of …

Execution is about LIVING the plan, not communicating it

Rhonda Honke Leadership, Strategy

Too often, senior leaders start the year with a big town hall meeting to ‘present’ the organization’s strategic plan, if they share it at all.  They give a state of the union address and summarize the high level strategies and objectives. When the meeting is finished, executives feel good that they have shared the plan and everyone is now accountable …

Future’s so bright, gotta wear shades

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership, Strategy

We have the best job in the world: we enable leaders and their organizations innovate and transform. Through our work with so many amazing leaders and their companies, it has become clear that there are three key ingredients for sustained innovation and transformation: Radical clarity of direction of your company and relentless execution towards a common purpose (Navigate) A system …

Our Holiday Recipe for Doing Great Things

Invision Edge Innovation, Leadership, Strategy

Back in November, John and Wendy issued a challenge to the inVision team – find a way to do Great Things in our community to celebrate and share the Christmas spirit. Here is the recipe we followed on December 3rd to meet the challenge! Ingredients: 2 inVision leaders with servants’ hearts and a Christmas challenge 6 inVision elves with warm …

What has a greater impact on organizational growth? Strategy or leadership?

Rhonda Honke Leadership

“Strategy will not succeed in a void, and leadership often makes the difference between merely reaching for great opportunities and actually realizing their potential.”  – McKinsey Report, Tsun-yan Hsieh and Sara Yik. I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a senior leader in a successful manufacturing organization. He proudly spoke about the company’s products and employees and …

Innovation is not about a job title

Wendy Ferris Innovation

When most people think of innovation, they think of Steve Jobs. They are right to do so. He was absolutely an innovator who changed the world with the work that he did. (Can you imagine carrying a camera, iPod, books and a cell phone separately now? The man saved me several pounds of luggage weight for my vacations with his …