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6 reasons to host a design thinking or innovation event within your organization

There are more benefits to hosting design thinking sessions or innovation events than just the innovation work output that is produced at the event. When done well they can have a uniquely positive impact for the organization’s culture of innovation and for your people. Go beyond “innovation theatre” and design an invent that can have…

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The 7 Things Every Innovation Center Should Have

Many of the organizations we work with on a culture of innovation focus want to set up an innovation center or lab. This can actually be done in just a day with basic materials. Use a design thinking innovative mindset to get into action quickly with a prototype for your innovation center that you could…

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Design Thinking & Innovation Development through Training

Have you been asked to help your organization and your employees to innovate? Do you need to demystify innovation for yourself and others? Would you like to learn innovation in a simple way, what that means, how to do it, and how to get started? Do you need to have a culture of innovation, design…

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Five Reasons Why Your “Old School Industry” Needs to Care About a Culture of Innovation

Innovation isn’t just about the latest technology trends.  It doesn’t happen just because you have a ping pong table, exposed brick walls, and a keg of the latest craft beer in the breakroom.  It happens because you have the right culture in your organization.  Culture is about the people.   Let me explain. Today was…

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Training Quotes

Training Quotes for Learners and Leaders Take a look at 30 of my favorite training quotes I use for educating and training on topics of creativity, innovation, action-taking, growth mindset, innovative thinking, motivation, adapting to change, future visioning, leadership, design thinking, applying new technologies, etc. Click through the slideshow to see the quote visuals or…

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Reflection Quotes for Growth, Mindset, & Motivation

Reflection Quotes to Reflect on for a Growth Mindset & Perspective Here are 50 of my top reflection quotes to ponder, think about, and gain inspiration from. I hope these quotes provide motivation, perspective, and a mindset for growth for you apply. Just click through the visual quote slides or scroll down for the reflection…

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From peer-to-peer technology to the blurring boundaries of lifestyle

The notion of technological convergence between media, consumer electronics and IT, saw its first light in the mid of 90s: both the dot-com accelerated growth and the internet bubble, at the turn of the new millennium, were rapid catalysts for technologies to come together. But it’s in the new millennium where the industries merged, and…

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7 Trends for Organizational Innovation and Learning

In the report on 15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation, I identified the most common themes in organizational innovation and learning from my interviews with over 100 innovation leaders at larger organizations. I wanted to identify the key techniques these individuals use within their organizations and share that for others to…

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How to Get Unstuck in your Mindset to Innovate

At the end of the day, people failing to progress – at whichever stage – need a way to take action. It is not always possible to will yourself into a new mindset. This is where establishing a structural solution is key in innovating yourself. The best intervention is a structure to help you take…

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Mindset for Innovative Thinking

The Innovation Thinking Process The three sticky notes featured on the cover of the book, Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Generate & Develop Ideas for your Challenge, speak directly to the basic three stages of the process of innovation. 1. Challenge 2. Ideas 3. Action The first sticky note, with the stick figure question mark character,…

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