Dimension⁵ logo Menu

What Is Your Innovator Profile? with Gaia Grant

Andrew and Gaia Grant – What is your innovator profile?: How to assess readiness for change and maximise innovation potential to thrive in the ‘innovation race’

How ready are you and your organisation ready to self-disrupt and lead in innovation?… Or will you be left out of the ‘innovation race’? By identifying your own, your team’s and your organisation’s innovation strengths it is possible to capitalise on innovation potential.

In her research with the University of Sydney Business School, Gaia has found that there are a number of key innovation paradoxes that need to be navigated to ensure innovation success. While some may take more of an Explorer or Entrepreneur approach, for example, others focus more on Preserver or Processor perspectives. While some focus on working as Creative Collaborators, others function best as Independent Operators.

Identifying current and desired future positions on the continuum of 4 key innovation paradox pairings can determine critical positions in innovation process. Effectively balancing the different perspectives of these paradox pairings through the ‘polar positioning’ tool can create a powerful dynamic that fuels and accelerates innovation. Where these positions are not effectively mapped and managed the tension can rip companies apart. Gaia’s research on innovation management through the paradox theory has caught the attention of leading global academics and companies worldwide, and she has presented these breakthrough new ideas at a number of prestigious universities, academic management conferences and CEO events in Asia, Europe and the US.


This workshop introduces two unique validated assessments, the Organisational Innovation Climate Index (iCi) and Innovative Change Leader Inventory (iCLi), which show how it is possible to map innovation readiness at all levels. Taking a fascinating global perspective and drawing on 30 years of international innovation consulting with world innovation leaders, the Grants demonstrates how to best utilise these tools to not just survive but to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The engaging interactive presentation includes fascinating facts and case studies from Gaia and Andrew’s breakthrough book The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game., and the result is a fast-paced immersion experience that combines both practical examples and unique theoretical perspectives.


• An individual innovation profile (iCLi)
• An organisation innovation climate profile (iCi)
• An understanding of how to best manage different profiles for better innovation teams
• Strategies for managing the 4 key innovation paradoxes, including the ‘Polar Positioning’ tool for effectively navigating innovation challenges
• Checklists for more effective innovation practices in organisations

Includes a free ‘Innovation Race’ book.

Tickets are $25. Register your tickets here


15 August (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)


Dimension5, Level 1, 10 Dorcas Street South Melbourne