Are you trying to improve a bad system?

David Moskal Innovation 1 Comment

  Innovation is not always about a sexy new product. Quite often innovations actually go unmentioned to the outside world because they are internal system innovations. Customers may not see them, but they keep an organization competitive. Now before reading further, I want to clarify a distinct difference here. Innovating a system or process is not the same thing as …

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Top 5 Reasons You Need Innovation Training

Rhonda Honke Innovation Leave a Comment

Everyone has been talking innovation, including the senior leaders and Board at your organization. You’ve read a few articles and maybe even a couple of great books on the topic. Fantastic! You now understand why innovation is important and that it is critical to your business and industry, but where do you start? How do you innovate? I would argue …

How do you know if it’s time to innovate?

Rhonda Honke Innovation

Life is busy. I know. I get it. That said, if you want your business to be sustainable and lead your industry, you have to make time for innovation. Yes, it is hard, but if it were easy, everyone would be doing it! What are some key indicators that it is time to bring innovation to the top of the priority …

Math is the Muscle for Innovation

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership

Here is something I know is true. Innovation drives value and without math there is no innovation. Now, I have a confession to make. I flunked high school math. I didn’t see the connection, the application, or the relevance. It wasn’t until I entered the business world where I made the link between math and how we measure success. It …

A proven technique to make innovation happen

David Moskal Innovation

Six actions to drive innovation and six to avoid… Undeniably, organizations are realizing the need for innovation to sustain growth, but teams and individuals are hindered by believing they are not innovative. Well the truth is, you don’t need to be Steve Jobs to make it happen. If a person is willing, they can innovate if the right system is …

The Buck Stops Here – 10 essential tips for leading innovation

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership

  Canada is often rated as a poor performer related to innovation. Numerous reasons are often blamed for this; lack of funding, lack of tax credits, the Canadian “polite mindset”, not enough skills being developed within the education system…the list goes on.   It is tempting to blame others for this poor performance – but at the end of the …

Let the ideas fly.

David Moskal Innovation

We’re using paper airplanes to unleash innovation. Just like Ricky Bobby said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” If someone else beats you to the punch, you’ll be missing out on a huge opportunity. So, how can we push for speed while innovating? The answer, PDSA cycles. During an innovation project, we push to run these cycles as quickly as …

Fake it ’till you make it!

Sandy Rozecki Innovation

Three tips to start innovating today. Sometimes in life, we are unsure of the path forward and are faced with moments of uncertainty. But, what we do know for certain is, there are always risks. In fact, we spend copious amounts of time considering potential hazards, becoming paralyzed in the process. Not only does this happen in our personal lives …