childhood creativity to ignite innovation

Can we ignite our childhood creativity in the workplace?

February 13, 2019

Stay Tuned

If creativity is the number one factor of success, why are so many companies unknowingly preventing it? This is the question asked by Catherine Courage, a design leader who wants to bridge the creativity gap in the workplace.

Employees holding up ideas for creativity

Lift the lid on employee creativity to drive innovation

February 6, 2019

Innovation Factory

Whether it’s creating new products or finding new ways to grab customers’ attention, creativity is the backbone of innovation, and in the workplace, it is more important than ever to stay competitive. Companies struggling to push for innovation should not underestimate the creativity of their workforce. We share 3 ways to encourage employees to share their brilliance and feel confident they will be heard.

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Finding and fostering innovation leadership

January 31, 2019

Selected Books

Innovation leadership is not just an innate talent, but it can be selected at the hiring level and developed within an appropriate company culture, according to innovation management expert Jean-Philippe Deschamps in his latest book ‘Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation’.

Busts in rows as leaders of innovation

Leaders should avoid being architects of decay

January 30, 2019

News

Leaders must avoid being architects of decay by being champions of innovation, according to professor Gary Martin, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia.

Jim Hemerling gives a TED Talk about leading organisational change

Leading organisational change by putting people first

January 24, 2019

Stay Tuned

In what he calls an era of “always-on” transformation, organisational change expert Jim Hemerling outlines five strategic imperatives, all of which have one thing in common: putting people first.

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Calling women leaders: these innovation events are for you

January 16, 2019

Events

In the age of digital transformation, leaders today are faced with new challenges to innovate and compete in business. But while more companies are committed to gender equality in the workplace, just a quarter of senior roles across the world in 2018 were held by women. For those females in positions of leadership, we have rounded up the events specifically aimed at the development of women (and men) at the top of the ladder.

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Make 2019 the year of successful brainstorming

January 8, 2019

Spotlight

David Burkus, author and speaker on Leadership and Innovation, explains why combining ideas is the secret to successful brainstorming.

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Are today’s leaders actually ready to lead?

January 4, 2019

Latest Reports

Despite competitive pressure to innovate and the billions spent on leadership development every year, the capability of leaders in organisations is not improving, according to a recent study. The Global Leadership Forecast shows quality leadership has remained stalled since the analysis began almost 20 years ago.

yearly planner of innovation events for 2019

This is your innovation events calendar for 2019

December 27, 2018

Events

Innovation, technology and future trends are always on the mind of innovation leaders. To keep on top of things and stay up to date, we have gathered the 12 innovation events for your diary for 2019 – one for every month of the year.

woman with post-it in brainstorming session

The obstacles to brainstorming and how to overcome them  

December 20, 2018

Practitioners' Guide

When it comes to producing new ideas, brainstorming has traditionally been one of the most popular methods of getting the creative juices flowing within organisations. While the process itself has several benefits, brainstorming comes up against a number of barriers that often limit its potential. These are ways to overcome them.