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The Creativity Crisis: The Good News & Bad News
Posted 7/29/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Are engineers more creative than musicians? Are creativity scores declining in the US? Are disruptions good in the classroom? Is the US embracing the Chinese educational approach and vice versa? Newsweek tells us that the really good news for those who've been through N&I programs is that the most successful programs for identifying what CEOs think is the most important quality -- creativity -- are precisely what we've been training our clients in since the beginning
A User's Guide to the Innovative Brain - DOWNLOAD this FREE webinar now!
Posted 7/26/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Creativity: Charlie Rose Digs In
Posted 7/19/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
It's refreshing to see the focus of national media turning to the topic of creativity, what it is, and how to develop more of it in our educational system. Our hat is off to Ms. Merryman for highlighting the value of Creative Problem Solving...
CPSI Presentations
Posted 7/6/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
CPSI Conference presentations by Bob Eckert. Powerpoints as .pdf's.
Innovation Training in Istanbul March 2-3
Posted 7/1/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Creating an Innovation Culture in the Family
Posted 6/28/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Rube Goldberg Meets Music Video
Posted 6/24/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Sure, they could have just used spray-paint cans on each other, but for a nearly four minute music video? That would be boring. This was much more fun...
A High-Flying Secret for Selling New Concepts
Posted 6/8/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Not long ago I saw Steen Strand, Cofounder, COO and VP Design of ICON at a design conference talking about the new ICON aircraft. He was talking about the design criteria of creating an amphibious aircraft that looked "badass." And while the plane was cool, I noticed that he was selling a radical new design that is paradigm shifting. And he wasn't selling like a badass, or like a pioneering innovator.
The Secret of Rewarding Innovation
Posted 6/1/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
When working with groups to help them figure out how to bring more innovation into their organizations, we can predict what they will suggest first and what they will usually select for moving forward: a system for rewards and incentives for innovation. We're not saying it's always a bad idea...
Your Story Isn't My Story: How to Understand Why No One Understands
Posted 6/1/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
In speaking with other neighbors, it was instructive to learn that they had drawn other conclusions from the noise/lights that that woke them suddenly, everything from "tornado" to "this is the end!" Still not my favorite response though... In our senior innovation leadership development programs, we work to help create more awareness of how different people will hear or see the same thing, but come to completely different conclusions based on the data they're paying attention to and their interpretation of it...
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