Design Thinking Impact, Outcomes, & Results

Since design thinking has become more widely adopted, there are now more research studies and reports that share study results about the impact of design thinking for organizations. The two best that I have come across recently have been academic research from Jeanne Liedtka at the University of Virginia Darden Business School on Exploring the Impact of…

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Organizational Culture Conference Keynote

I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at CultureCon in Madison, Wisconsin. CultureCon is a top organizational culture conference that you should considering attending if you are passionate about workplace culture and the powerful impact it has on organizational growth and results. Here is my story about why I wanted to be a part of…

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7 ways a design sprint could support innovation in your organisation

The 5 day Design Sprint was developed by Google Ventures to help the start-ups they invested in accelerate their learning. At its heart it’s a rapid problem solving process that gets your solutions into the hands of the people you’re designing for (so they can tell you what works and what doesn’t). Running your first…

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Design Sprint Videos

Running a “design sprint” is a trending design thinking approach to innovation that is agile in nature. It’s an important concept to learn for designers, product and service developers, and organizational innovators. These design sprint videos are resources I include with my training workshops. I hope they help you to learn about this promising approach…

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Design Sprint Training

The “Design Sprint” is one of the fasting trending innovation and design thinking approaches I’ve seen in the past decade. This design sprint training article shares an overview and resources you can use. The design sprint concept has been made famous by Google Ventures in the book Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden…

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Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky’s Sprint Talk at Google

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky deliver this helpful Talk at Google about their book SPRINT: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Give it a watch to get more familiar about this approach to innovation that is one of my favorites because it blends the best of Agile and Design…

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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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