Don’t get stuck studying your idea!

David Moskal Innovation

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!   It can be all too easy to get stuck in the trap of Plan – Do – Study, Study, Study… In Innovation Engineering we follow the process of PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) to keep our innovative ideas moving quickly towards development. This is grounded in the teachings of Dr. …

Systems Seen and Unseen

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

There are many situations in life when we make decisions very intentionally. For example, it’s very rare that someone would plan a wedding without careful consideration of how things will look, who will stand or sit in particular places, how much items will cost and so forth. On the other hand, we approach some situations without a lot of forethought …

Building a Community of Innovators – Why You Should Want In!

Rhonda Honke Innovation

Last week, our inVision Edge team had the opportunity to support our local United Way’s GenNext conference. It was a powerful and inspiring event with 400 local leaders and emerging leaders getting together to look at how we can make Winnipeg an even better place. The event was about more than just getting people in a room and sharing space, …

Focus on “First Team” to Demolish Silos

Rhonda Honke Leadership

When we work with Senior Leadership teams, we often reference the great work of Patrick Lencioni. In his book, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni introduces not just the concept of the 5 Dysfunctions, but that of “First Team”. What does it really mean and how does it impact our organization? As leaders, we often focus first on (or give …

Everything Has a Life Cycle

David Moskal Strategy

Whether you like it or not, everything that you currently offer your customers follows a life cycle. As time passes, the demands of your customers will change and you need to be prepared to adapt to that. “What got you here won’t get you there” Marshall Goldsmith If you are in the process of building your strategic plan or mapping …

Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

Don’t Look Now: Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry   Sometimes, perhaps most times, innovations occur where and when we least expect them. We’re accustomed to looking at the automotive industries for incremental innovations on features that make travel more comfortable or loading the trunk easier. We look to companies like Apple and Samsung to bring us revolutionary tech product …

Get Out of Your Own Way to Lead Innovation

Rhonda Honke Leadership

Everyone talks about the need to be more ‘innovative’, including leaders. When it comes down to the rubber hitting the road, employees and customers often experience a disconnect between what a leader says and how he or she acts when it comes to fostering innovation. If you are a leader, you may not even recognize how your fear and anxiety …

Always Share Your Stupid Idea

David Moskal Innovation

Always Share Your Stupid Idea As adults, we always fear looking stupid in front of others, especially our boss. One of the hardest parts of an idea generation session is allowing yourself to let go. Allowing yourself to stop filtering your crazy ideas. When you share an idea, it gives your team the opportunity to build off of it. An …