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A Conversation about Innovation and Leadership with Faisal Hoque

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Join Dr. Terry Farmer and Xavier Butte, Co-Founders of EiQ, for an impactful one-hour virtual event on the topic innovation and leadership with our special guest, Faisal Hoque, founder of Shadoka and several other companies. Shadoka is a firm focused on enabling entrepreneurship, growth, and social impact. This live event will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Everyday Innovation at the Federal Reserve’s Innovation Summit

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Recently, we were asked to present and serve as panel experts at the Federal Reserve System’s Innovation Summit. Like most organizations, innovation is a hot topic at the Fed. And some very common themes related to innovation were discussed, including fear of failure as a leading barrier to innovation and the critical role that leadership and culture play in innovation.

Everyday Innovation in Greater Cleveland

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 | 0 comments

If you aren’t already aware of it, Cleveland Ohio is a leader in the new Innovation Economy. And it’s gaining traction in attracting and retaining talent that is driven by making a purposeful positive impact. This is a great environment fueled by diverse backgrounds and perspectives as well as the convergence of bright minds, relentless determination and passionate purpose.

Everyday Innovation Leadership

Posted by on May 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Questions often arise about the kind of leadership found in an Innovative Organization. Questions include: What are some of the characteristics and capabilities of Leaders? What makes Leaders effective? This article is focused on some of the answers to these questions.

A Proclamation for Innovation

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 | 0 comments

We need innovation in our organizations, in our society, and in our world. And each of us needs to become contributors and creators in support of this innovation. But not innovation defined simply as the development of a few new products or services every year. Our challenge is much greater than that. What we need in our world today is innovation defined in a much broader sense.

EiQ is Honored to Work with Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland Leadership

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 | 1 comment

EiQ recently facilitated an innovation workshop as part of SVP Cleveland’s Leadership Board Advance. Participating in the workshop were SVP leaders, Board members, and partners. The workshop was customized to align to the specific needs and goals of SVP based upon prior discussions with SVP leadership regarding their vision, strategies, goals, and organizational challenges.

A Cause for Innovation: Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Organizations Collaborating to Lead Meaningful Social Innovation

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 | 3 comments

Please read and share this story of the nonprofit organizations that EiQ has partnered with to contribute toward social innovation that is making a positive impact in people’s lives, our communities and our world. There is great inspiration and learning that can be drawn from these purposeful leaders and organizations.

Are You Ignoring the Everyday Innovators in Your Organization?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 | 0 comments

People not only have a natural and inherent ability to innovate, but many are already doing so today, whether they are formally recognized or not. The key is to discover who these people are, not only to leverage their good ideas and innovations, but to strategically partner them with others to serve as role-models, mentors, and coaches. But how do you identify an Everyday Innovator?

How Leaders Can Inspire Everyday Innovation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | 0 comments

What role does a Leader play in the innovation process? The short answer is—a big one. Unfortunately, research continues to highlight Leadership as a top “barrier” to innovation. However, this actually represents a great opportunity to anyone in a leadership role who is genuinely interested in building their team’s innovation capabilities. So as a leader, what can you do to support, foster, and inspire Everyday Innovation?

Bringing Everyday Innovation to ISPI’s 2014 International Conference

Posted by on May 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Recently, Terry Farmer and I had the pleasure of participating in the 2014 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Conference. Our participation included facilitating a session, “Building Capabilities for Everyday Innovation.” Our session had a great turnout with a very talented and engaged group of participants. We sincerely appreciate all of the enthusiasm and positive feedback during and following our session and the conference. The 2014 ISPI Conference connected us with a lot of wonderful and talented people from a broad range of organizations, industries and countries.

EiQ is proud to work with Social Venture Partners & nonprofit organizations that lead meaningful Social Innovation

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 | 2 comments

It is EiQ’s privilege and pleasure to work with SVP and each of the eight nonprofit organizations that presented at the recent BigBANG! Event. It was a great event with great purpose, people and impact, and included powerful and inspiring “Fast Pitch” presentations by eight different nonprofit organizations. During the bigBang! event, eight nonprofit organizations were “competing” for additional funding, but they all share in their passion to make a positive impact on people’s lives, our communities and our world. And each organization is driven by a meaningful purpose.

Innovation is Everyone’s Business

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 | 0 comments

The need for continuous and sustained innovation has never been greater for businesses and organizations, regardless of size, industry or market, for profit or non-profit. Now, innovation is everyone’s business due to several factors including increasingly competitive markets, increasingly diverse and demanding consumers, along with current and forecasted trends and challenges. In many cases, cost-cutting has been cut to the bone and efficiencies squeezed beyond the point of diminishing returns. Profitability and growth are increasingly challenging. Engagement and retention (or lack of) are growing and costly problems as well. So now, whatever your business, continuously seeking new ideas, new opportunities and new and better ways of doing business, is critical to your success.

Everyday Innovation: A Case Example

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 | 2 comments

This case example reflects the current realities that many organizations are facing today or will in the near future. It also provides an example of how adopting Everyday Innovation as a business strategy, and applying the BASIS Method can create great results and outcomes, including increased revenue, profit, market share, brand identity, engagement, and attracting a more diverse population of talent, including “Millennials.”

The BASIS Method for Driving Everyday Innovation

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 | 0 comments

The BASIS Method is a systematic approach for generating and sustaining Everyday Innovation. It brings meaning and purpose to innovation by defining and branding innovation specific to an organization’s unique needs and goals. BASIS makes innovation actionable by providing customizable plans that lead to the development of the People and Organizational Capabilities needed to generate new ideas and innovation from all levels and all functions, from everyone, every day.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the EiQ Everyday Innovation Summit at Disney World in September

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Read about this unique opportunity to learn about innovation at the most innovative place on earth. Registration includes workshop tuition three night’s hotel accommodations at The Walt Disney World Resort; as well as breakfast and lunch each day. Also a half-day theme park admission ticket for the team activity at Epcot and the fireworks and desert activity later that evening. The deadline for registration is Midnight (EST), Monday, August 17th, 2015 so register today!

EiQ’s Everyday Innovation Summit at Walt Disney World

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Join EiQ’s Everyday Innovation™ Summit at the most innovative place on Earth—the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, September 15-18, 2015! This Summit provides an incredibly impactful and valuable experience for all, emphasizing the practical application of methods and tools for building and sustaining the innovation capabilities of individuals, teams and organizations.

The Yin and Yang of Innovation: Building People and Organizational Capabilities

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | 0 comments

The yin-yang relationship between people and the organization has great significance to those organizations striving to become more innovative. However, in spite of all of the inspiring speeches, pep talks, and training programs, many organizations still fail to sufficiently address the “yang” of performance—building the organizational capabilities that encourage, cultivate and sustain innovation.

An Entrepreneur’s Story of Hope, Faith, Optimism and Perseverance

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 | 0 comments

This is a story about an inspiring entrepreneur and the nonprofit organization she founded thirty years ago. It is a story about hope, faith, optimism and perseverance. And these are hallmark characteristics of some of history’s most impactful leaders and entrepreneurs. These are also characteristics that we all possess, and each one of us has the ability to make the most of these powerful gifts within us to make a positive impact in our own lives and in the lives of others.