Beyond Traditional Leadership – Leading for Creativity

Headshot of smiling woman with red hair in grey topBy Julia Smeed, Innovation Hub Project Lead

I was inspired this morning by Linda Hill, a Management professor and Co-Author of Collective Genius.  As I think about how we move forward in the Innovation Hub, I found myself nodding through her entire TED talk about how to manage for collective creativity.  Building the right team and fostering a safe and open community is how we will move ahead.  Take a look at the video and feel free to share your thoughts!

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Celebrating Failure

Headshot of smiling woman with red hair in grey topBy Julia Smeed, Innovation Hub Project Lead

The University of Toronto is home to some of Canada’s most famous research, discoveries and inventions.  It’s important to remember, however, that these successes were often preceded by many failures. The Innovation Hub seeks to create a culture where failure is allowed, and even encouraged in the creative process.  Our failures spark curiosity and allow us to learn.  Failure propels us towards innovation!

There are so many great reasons to fail!  Just take the advice of businessman, engineer & inventor Elon Musk:

Elon Musk Quote: "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough" #CNBC25 - Elon Musk in an interview with Fast Company.

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