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Available on Kindle! More Lightning, Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams
Posted 5/11/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Open Innovation: Created by Systems, Powered by Culture
Posted 5/11/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
So during the presentation, I asked the question, "For successful open innovation, what percentage would you attribute to having the proper mindset or culture?" I was expecting 50% or less, but the speaker blew my mind...
Strategies for Open Innovation
Posted 5/3/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
At the Open Innovation Conference, the aspect we both found a bit frustrating: "just what the heck is open innovation?" Now in our defense, we knew what is was walking in, and we weren't alone asking this question: the nine other people at my lunch table (all of whom were responsible for open innovation in their organizations) were wondering the same thing. We found that the various presenters at the conference all had different approaches to it...
Out of, Inside, And About "The Box"
Posted 4/28/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Props to Puma for working to think outside of, inside, and about the box to reinvent it. And I'm speaking literally here, not metaphorically or in the manner of a trite expression.
Core Principles of Innovation for Results – Free Webinar!
Posted 4/26/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
While our face-to-face trainings focus on learning while creating real work solutions that yield positive return-on-investment, for this webinar we’ve distilled the essence of our two-day training in creative thinking and innovation into one easily digestible hour that should be education, informative, and perhaps a bit of fun.
Truly Great Minds DON'T Think Alike
Posted 4/21/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
There's an expression that says, "Great minds think alike." However, after two decades of studying creative thinking, we've come to the conclusion that it's simply not true. We believe that, "If everybody is thinking alike, then only one person is thinking."
The Five Minute Creative Thinking Training Program
Posted 4/12/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
According to Schagler, writing for Creative Tampa Bay's (FL) The Buzz, "The paper addressed the question, “If you only had 5 minutes to teach people creative thinking skills, what would you teach?” According to the experts, this question can be answered with four key concepts..."
The Secret of Creating Change in Your Organization (Hint: It's not just about the business case.)
Posted 4/8/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Heath makes the case that most leaders focus on convincing the rational (cortex-oriented thinking) aspects of individuals, and completely ignore the emotional (lymbic-gator brain) interests, and he's right. That doesn't mean you create fear as a motivator...
How Wild Can The Idea Really Be?
Posted 4/7/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
One of the ideas (that made it into the materials) was critiqued by one of the partners (who shall go nameless) as "too crazy."
Dramatic Breakthrough in Strategic Planning!
Posted 4/1/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Yet for us, we didn't feel that the set of SMART criteria were quite right. Some aspects that we encountered in organizations were missing. Accordingly, the second group of organizations (experimental group) used our new (& improved! ha ha!) approach to creating goals.
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