Culture of Innovation Leadership Workshop

Leading a Culture of Innovation with Design Thinking Facilitation

We have collaborated with over 100 organizations for a variety of in-person and virtual innovation, design thinking, and leadership workshops and events. One of our favorite topic focus areas is helping people lead and facilitate design thinking for a culture (and mindset) of innovation. Most of the times our events are private within a single…

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Innovation Impact Assessment

Innovation Impact Assessment

For those of you looking for new and better ways of assessing and developing the innovative potential in your team, this blog post offers you my first-hand view of Innovation ImpactTM – the new diagnostic instrument from Prof. Jeanne Liedtka and Treehouse Innovation. Based on a decade of research In a world that’s flooded with…

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innovator scorecard assessment survey

Innovation Test with the Innovator Scorecard Assessment

You can take an innovation test to self-assess your own leadership for innovation with the Innovator Scorecard. The assessment is about 20 questions in length and takes about 3 minutes to complete. This resource is currently free and you can click here to try it. Our favorite part of this innovation test is you receive…

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Waterfall vs Agile

Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

This is a guest post by Harry Webne-Behrman. This article is adapted from his recent book, What Matters in This Moment: Leading Groups Through Uncertain Times. “Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. These processes can each guide us, depending upon our goals, knowledge, and values surrounding stakeholder engagement. For those…

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Brainstorming rules for brainstorming sessions

Brainstorming Rules (What are the Rules for Brainstorming Sessions?)

“Brainstorming” as a concept was originally devised by Alex Osborn as a group ideation activity. Today, many people just consider individual idea generating (or thinking) as brainstorming – when it was originally meant to be a group experience…a brainstorming session. Alex Osborn’s book Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving is a classic foundational…

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TRIZ Training on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Learn about TRIZ in this training guide and apply the principles to your technical challenge TRIZ is the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. It was created by Genrich Altshuller after analyzing thousands of patents and inventions and noticing themes and patterns that could be applied to solving other technical problems. He turned the patterns he…

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Want Innovative Teaching? Apply Startup Principles to Reinvent Learning.

This guest article on innovative teaching shares ideas and strategies from the The Startup Teacher Playbook: Turn Your Ideas Into Actions, Personalize Professional Development, and Create Innovative Learning Experiences for You and Your Students. Education is never going back to ‘normal’ or at least one would hope not. As challenging as Covid has been, it…

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Design Thinking Digital Transformation Workshop Tips

How to facilitate a design thinking workshop for digital transformation This article is taken from a module of our design thinking facilitator train-the-trainer program which we run digitally.   Digital transformation is a significant and common challenge for organizations and thus a great design thinking project. The year 2020 forced organizations across disciplines and industries…

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Naming Workshop

What’s in a name? A lot! Our innovative naming workshop can help your team select the right name for a new business, product, service, or more.

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Mission Statement Training Workshop

Looking for an innovative training workshop for crafting your organization’s purpose-driven mission statement? We can help!

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