How Stimulus Saved a Perfectionist

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Admitting to a control problem is a hard thing to do. Releasing the perceived power of the outcome and experiencing the humility of saying “I don’t know the answer to this problem” is a significant moment in the growth journey of a perfectionist. I would know, this is my journey. While being identified as a perfectionist can be associated with …

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!

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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, …

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 …

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 …

Innovation Training: Which Program is Right for You?

Rhonda Honke Innovation

So, you are looking for training on how to innovate. Perhaps it is a skill you personally want to develop, or it is a strategic initiative within your organization. As with most things, you ask Google what is out there and are immediately bombarded by a range of programs from various providers with an even bigger range of fees and …

Using Stimulus to Innovate (Pt. 2 of 2)

Rhonda Honke Innovation

In part one of this two-part series, we explored how we can use stimulus mining to support innovation. We learned that there are really six types of stimulus we can use as inspiration to help us generate winning ideas. Insight Mining – The voice of the customer Market Mining – What the competition is doing Wisdom Mining – Academic research …