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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework.

Leadership Skills – 8 Ways to Fake It Until You Make It

BrainZooming

Suppose you’re going into a meeting and taking over leadership of a team or initiative where those you will be leading have been involved and active previously. The question in each of these cases is how you use your leadership skills so you can “fake it until you make it?”.

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Creative vs. Strategic Thinking: What’s The Difference?

Idea Drop

There are two distinct (though complementary) ways to work through a problem and develop a solution: we might label them ‘creative thinking’ and ‘strategic thinking’. There are many possible definitions for these two modes of thought, but practically you can think of them in terms of the following principles… The key principles of creative thinking Take your time: a creative thought can strike any time, day or night.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Self-expression is the faucet of creative thinking, and without creative thinking you won’t have much innovation. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment.

Daydreaming: Imagining Creates Reality

Game-Changer

We live in a society that values and rewards efficiency over creativity. As this happens, we’ll have more time to do what leads to creativity: daydreaming. Daydreaming is important for creative thinking. Most people are threatened by creativity.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

That doesn’t mean leadership should spell out everything. Strategic Thinking Questions to Identify What Matters for a Brand. Workplace Diversity – The Why, Who, and How of Strategic Thinking. Strategic Thinking Success – 3 Critical Thinking Perspectives.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Specifically: No fluidity in free-associative divergent thinking necessary to innovate — people do not know how to think like innovators! Hiring a professional facilitator can be a big help, but facilitative leadership is something that needs to be around 100% of the time.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach

BrainZooming

Learning what participants in an upcoming big meeting know, think, and believe before they come together in a large group is one tactic to strengthen team collaboration. Gain a sense of what people already think. Take on leadership and responsibility for decisions.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach

BrainZooming

During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise.

Workplace Culture: Productive People Make High-performing Teams That Produce Rapid Results

Innovation Excellence

According to Global Human Capital Trends 2015 pg 36, “Organizations that create a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, job and organizational fit, and strong leadership are outperforming their peers and will likely beat their competition in attracting top talent.”.

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking is comprehensive in its approach and provides compelling methods, insights, tools, and stories from master trainer, Gregg Fraley.

Winning the Fundraising Game

Idea Champions

If you are a mover and a shaker for a non-profit, arts organization, start up, or other capital-constrained enterprise, chances are good that you spend way too much time thinking about the "F" word -- fundraising.

Organize to Prioritize Innovation

KindlingApp

As they work to develop strategic thinking about innovation program goals and aims, leadership often holds closed-door meetings where key stakeholders attempt to identify the problems and projects that they'll challenge their innovators to solve or advance. Rightly thinking that there is untapped wisdom and creativity hiding in the serendipitous interactions of their most valuable resource ( their people ), management wrongly decides to steer it themselves.

MICRO LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

TOPICS INCLUDE: Creative Thinking, Culture of Innovation, Brainstorm Facilitation, Storytelling, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Collaboration, Facilitation, Listening, Humor, and Change. Innovation is a huge topic in organizations these days.

MICRO LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

TOPICS INCLUDE: Culture of Innovation, Creative Thinking, Idea Generation, Brainstorm Facilitation, Storytelling, Leadership, Mindset, Teamwork & Collaboration, Meeting Mastery, Listening & Feedback, Problem Solving, and Employee Engagement.

MICRO-LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

TOPICS INCLUDE: Mindset, Culture of Innovation, Creative Thinking, Idea Generation, Brainstorm Facilitation, Storytelling, Leadership, Teamwork/Collaboration, Listening/Feedback, Problem Solving. Innovation is a huge topic in organizations these days.

WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence!

Idea Champions

These meetings have been variably referred to as leadership development programs, creative thinking trainings, innovation workshops, team building off sites, brainstorming sessions, strategic planning pow wows, senior team retreats, annual conferences, and business simulations.

HOW TO JUMP START INNOVATION with Mind-Opening, Curated Content for Your Intranet

Idea Champions

Which is precisely why my company, Idea Champions , is now offering forward-thinking companies a much less expensive way to stir the innovation soup -- a virtual, self-organizing, low-cost, just-in-time way that gets everyone into the act.

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WANT TO LEAD A GOOD MEETING? Begin with Facilitative Presence!

Idea Champions

These meetings have been variably referred to as leadership development programs, creative thinking trainings, innovation workshops, team building off sites, brainstorming sessions, strategic planning pow wows, senior team retreats, annual conferences, and business simulations.