Mindset for Innovative Thinking

The Innovation Thinking Process There are specific innovative thinking mindsets that come from the world of design thinking. These design thinking mindsets are attitudes to use as you innovate and you can apply them with a variety of frameworks or processes that you choose to use. The three sticky notes featured on the cover of…

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Design Thinking Workshop Resources

This is a list of links to my recommended resources for design thinking I’ve researched and found over the years that influence my design thinking training workshops. Many are pdf guides you can use to help with the design thinking process and projects. These are the resources I recommend in conjunction with my design thinking…

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Organizational Change Consulting and Coaching

The following is an interview with organizational change consultant Dr. Tim Williams (author of this article on trust in organizations) about Organization Change Consulting & Coaching. powered by Typeform   Q1. What kinds of organizations is change consulting or coaching for? When do they need it? A1. Organization Change Consulting & Coaching (OCCC) is a…

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15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation

For my book, Innovation Step-By-Step: How to Create and Develop Ideas For Your Challenge, I drew on my first hand experience and knowledge working as an innovation consultant and facilitator for a wide variety of organizations to share the common elements of the innovation process for anyone to use and apply. But this time, I…

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Trust: The Foundation for Peak Organization Performance

I would like to address the important topic of Trust between leaders and their employees. My goal is to make the case for why the element of Trust is so important in organizations and to offer some initial suggestions on actions you can take to foster it. I believe that Trust is probably the most…

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How Coaching Can Help You Win

Winning in any organization requires that people work together as a unit, collaboratively, and grow from contest to contest, day to day, challenge to challenge.  To grow, we must first believe that we can grow.  That is, we must believe that every day we have the opportunity to learn something new, get one day closer…

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An Innovator of Innovation: Discussion with Darin Eich

Darin Eich of Innovation Learning talks User-Centered Design Interviewed and written by : Emily Cruz Darin Eich, founder of Madison, Wisconsin-based company, Innovation Learning, creates, designs, and delivers innovative training programs, engaging speeches, interactive workshops, books, online courses, and leadership retreats for every level of innovator out there. Eich’s projects range from hundreds of college…

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Agile Culture Workshop Training

I’ve been designing a new and unique training workshop focused on helping individuals and organizations advance towards an innovative culture that is Agile. The framework I’m focusing on utilizes Scrum. This training workshops helps individuals and teams apply Agile principles and a Scrum framework to the work they do and ultimately for a culture of…

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4-Step Problem Diagnosis to Help Your Innovation Program

If you’re reading this article, you know that your organization is facing some challenges. Maybe they’re related to sustainability, efficiency, maybe it’s about your workplace culture, but the problem is that you’re not really sure where to start. If you feel like you need help with this, you’re not alone. It turns out that 85%…

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10 Reasons to Try Mindfulness

From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, many icons have taken to mindfulness. Is it a fad, like juice diets or Pokémon Go, or does mindfulness offer something of substance? Scientists have been studying the impact of practicing mindfulness for years. Brain scans have revealed that meditation, the main way of practicing mindfulness, physically changes the structure…

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