Five Challenges to Awaken your Creativity Infographic

This infographic features five interesting things you can do to keep exercising your creative muscle. Mindmapping has long been a favorite of mine and many of my workshops include that activity. I thought the age 5 to age 44 comparison was interesting…especially the aspect of it that shared quantitative data for how many times creative…

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Innovation Workshop in Action

Here are picture posts shared on social media by our clients from different innovation workshops and events we’ve designed, developed and facilitated. The highly interactive design thinking and innovation events events feature very little lecture and high collaboration. The focus is on the participants, their collaboration, creativity, and communication. Take a look at what some…

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Innovation Quotes: Inspirational & Motivational Quotes for an Innovation Mindset

Here are 50 of my favorite innovation quotes to help get you into an innovation mindset. Use these quotes to build motivation to be innovative, respond to change, and take action on your new ideas! Just click through the slideshow below. This collection of quotes is a part of my new eBook and my Innovation Mindset…

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Design Thinking Course from Stanford D School

Stanford Design Thinking Course Stanford Design School shares their “crash course in design thinking” to be used by everyone. It’s a short and fast-paced 90 minute workshop with an overview of how the design thinking process is facilitated with activities. I use and recommend this workshop which also comes with worksheets for participants to use and…

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Online Tools for Innovation

Innovative resources for webinars, communicating, & collaborating I did a 4 part online workshop series with a group of 50 educators and entrepreneurs on online tools for communication. We got people started on how to use the tools to create your own online program, webinar, webpage, video collection, or website. Here is the collection of my…

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Shaping the Future: Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

Description of Duke School of Business Video: Watch the event sponsored by Duke Executive Education during 2011 Advanced Management Program Reunion weekend. “Shaping the Future: Leadership Skills for a VUCA World” is presented by Rick Voirin, Adjunct Professor and Orchestrator for the Advanced Management Program.

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Impact Innovations: Doing Good for Society, Environment, and Business

Description of Duke School of Business Video: Kevin Trapani, President and CEO of The Redwoods Group and CASE Advisory Board Member, Maria Kingery, Co-Founder and CEO of Southern Energy Management, and Paul Sansone, Daytime MBA ’92 and CFO of Better World Books speak at the closing keynote conversation of the Duke Conference on Sustainable Business…

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A New Approach to Research from Harvard Business Review

We’d like to feature Harvard Business Review’s interactive model, “A New Approach to Research”. Contributors – both alumni and students – create seven concepts for “The Capitalist’s Dilemma”; these core ideas are based on posts to an online forum, which are interconnected in a web of thought. Alumni Karim Lakhani and Matt Tucker worked on…

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

Developing new products or services through innovation Creating a culture of innovation is very important to many organizations seeking to innovate. They want to not only develop new product, service, or marketing ideas, but also innovative continuously. This requires a “culture of innovation.” Karl Ulrich, Wharton Professor of Operations and Information Management and Director of…

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