Brainstorming with IdeaScale


In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period.

3 Reasons Why Your Brainstorms Suck

Innovation Excellence

Brainstorms are important and an easy way to get everybody together to collaborate, discuss, debate, and ultimately, innovate. Change collaboration culture Innovation Leadership Management Time Management brainstorms Facilitation team Teamwork

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Brainstorming with IdeaScale


In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period.

Brainstorm This: Tell A Story Of Things To Come


When people finally break out of their everyday thinking during these sessions, they feel that they are providing less value… The post Brainstorm This: Tell A Story Of Things To Come appeared first on hellofuture.

Putting Brainstorming in its place

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm happy to climb up on a soapbox again to talk about one of the most common scapegoats for innovation, the act of brainstorming. So I rise today to neither praise nor bury brainstorming, but to place it in its proper context. The Purpose of Brainstorming Brainstorming is a technique that allows individuals or small groups to generate ideas. Brainstorming is a group technique to generate, socialize and evaluate ideas. Why so much hate for brainstorming?

How to Create a Leadership-Development Plan in 9 Steps


A leadership-development plan is a detailed blueprint of the professional development and learning activities you’re going to engage in during a certain period of time. Its goal is to improve your leadership abilities. Writing Your Leadership-Development Plan.

Successful Innovators Apply Multiple Leadership Styles Simultaneously

Innovation 360 Group

Leadership styles are critical to innovation efforts, especially when working with uncertainty. In the recently published original research study , Cultivating Growth and Radical Innovation Success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Big Data Analytics , Dr. Soo Beng Khoh and Innovation360 CEO Magnus Penker set out to explore exactly how leadership styles are leveraged by successful innovators. Leadership styles used deliberately. Key characteristic of Leadership styles.

Bridging the Divide: How to Improve Communication in a Leadership Team


A leadership team’s pathway to success must be built on a bedrock of open and candid dialogue that occurs within the leadership team and across the organization. The responsibility for creating an organization that fosters trust and respectful communication falls to the leadership team.

The Innovation Sophistication Index

Destination Innovation

Regular brainstorm meetings are held with diverse teams, clear objectives and expert facilitation. Leadership of Innovation amazon apple brainstorm elite google innovation sophistication index mvp open innovation sophisticated stage

Kickstart Innovation by Removing the Barriers

Destination Innovation

There is no point in running supercharged brainstorms in order to fill the funnel with ideas if there are blockages which prevent good ideas from being implemented. Leadership of Innovation barrier brainstorm impeding innovatiion kickstart remove

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


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?”.

Got a big decision to make? Try the Three by Three method.

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation Management Self Improvement choice decision leadership management method option three by threeLet’s say you are faced with a tough problem. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision.

Brainstorming vs. Question-Storming?

Michael Roberto

Toward the end of her article, Vozza highlights a particular technique proposed by Hal Gregersen of the MIT Leadership Center. And that's where question storming complements traditional brainstorming," he says. brainstorming question-storming questionsI read a terrific article by Stephanie Vozza in Fast Company this week. The article focuses on the notion of asking great questions.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

However, in every case, it is beneficial for a company to look inwards and see whether their people, processes and leadership are acting more as innovation enablers, or bottlenecks. bringing to light inefficiencies which leadership would not be aware of).

Innovation SOP: Does Effective Leadership Lead to Effective Crowd-sourcing?


This week, we take a look at Innovation Leadership - how has the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) evolved into the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO), and how important is leadership in the age of crowdsourcing anyway? The Evolution from Management to Leadership.

How Do You Fight Cognitive Bias So That You Can Be Open To All Avenues Of The Future?


A recent one has to do with brainstorming for innovation, specifically how to fight cognitive bias so the group can be open to all avenues of the future. The people involved in both hackathons came from all walks of life, did not know each other and most had never done a brainstorm like this.

Are Introverts More Innovative than Extroverts?


Creative Leadership brainstorming collaboration extrovert introvert leadershipThe assumption that an introvert is insecure or antisocial can do a major disservice to that person - and to your company.

13 Smart Questions for your Management Meetings

Innovation Excellence

You should brainstorm strategic and innovative options. Consumer Innovation Creativity Innovation Management Processes & Tools Sales Strategy Training 13 smart Brainstorm ideas Leadership Meetings offsite questions Strategic

6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development


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How To Choose The Best Idea Amongst All to Execute

Rmukesh Gupta

What matters is not which framework you use but that you use a framework and that the framework is decided before the actual brainstorming, so that everyone knows how the best ideas will be picked post the brainstorming session.

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus

Innovation Excellence

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5 Ways to Defeat the Innovation Myth

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Leadership brainstorming conventional wisdom Fail Fast ideas Peter Drucker Process unknownsBusting the alluring lie that a good idea is all it takes to be more innovative. Peter Drucker used to say, “Good intentions don’t move mountains; Bulldozers do!”

Don’t Reject Radical Ideas with ‘Yes but….’

Destination Innovation

One of the exercises on my Creative Leadership workshop runs like this. Brainstorming and Ideation amazon bezos idea institutional offbeat radical yesPeople in pairs have short conversations.

15 Things Leaders should Not Do – if they want Innovation.

Destination Innovation

Brainstorms, away-days, offsite meetings and other activities will generate many great ideas but unless there is concrete action to implement the best ideas then these sessions become demotivational. Leadership of Innovation celebrate success leaders leadership not do walk the walk


Idea Champions

The cause of our collective failure is that we are blind to the deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change. This blind spot exists not only in our collective leadership, but also in our everyday social interactions. Brainstorm Champions.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

As an example, most brainstorming sessions fail because the challenge is not properly framed. Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience. Professional Facilitation and/or Training Makes a Difference*.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

This might include brainstorming alone, prior to a group session. Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

In the various types of innovation training that GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation) does, it’s interesting that stop-action Improv scenes lead to amazingly effective brainstorming. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts.

Is it better to solve problems in isolation or by collaborating with others?


I’ve always believed that the best way to brainstorm is a hybrid of thinking by ourselves and then sharing that with a group to build on each other’s ideas; as opposed to brainstorming with a group from the start.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Brainstorming done effectively, more ideas, better ideas, and powerful tools for amping and refining ideas. More effective innovation cycles, more effective brainstorming. It’s fall and it’s time to go back to school.

You Cannot Craft A New Strategy Until…

Innovation Excellence

…you’ve defined the problem with the old one, reframed it as a choice between at least two mutually exclusive options, and generated some initial possibilities through focused, facilitated brainstorming. Side rant to all the creativity “experts” out there poo-pooing brainstorming: Go pound sand. Brainstorming works very well with proper focus and facilitation. Strategy Leadership Roger Martin

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Get this alignment and mandate, or, risk projects stopping dead in their tracks due to lack of top leadership support, or, watch projects fail because of incomplete understanding of need states and technical possibilities. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

For example, instead of doing a classic brainstorm, or ideation, do a MoshPit. Instead of doing Brainstorming, do Brainwriting , or better yet, a BrainWalk. Different Isn’t That Difficult; It Requires … Doing Things Differently.

Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

Idea to Value

Brainstorming sessions , where a facilitator will help you fill an entire wall with post it notes of “Great Ideas!” (but Innovation experts facilitation leadership video

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. This takes an understanding of why you innovate , and, it takes leadership to communicate and focus the desire. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Brainstorming sessions are not innovation. Projects, Projects, Projects. Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. The following concepts, frameworks, approaches, etc.

Innovation is not a Game for Juniors

Destination Innovation

There is no point in committing resources to idea generation – whether in suggestions schemes, brainstorms or innovation training – unless you are prepared to commit significantly more resources for the implementation of the best ideas.

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. Leadership of Innovation drama emerge emergent improv innovation playwright plnned W L GoreMost innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic.

Design Thinking Coaching

You will accelerate your ability to brainstorm, build, and test new ideas and concepts, which will allow you to take on any project that comes your way, no matter how difficult. Design Thinking LeadershipDesign Thinking Coaching: 1on1 or Group.

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

Idea to Value

This is a real issue in brainstorming sessions or other idea generation sessions, where often the people invited are the loudest ones with the highest energy, who appear to come up with the most ideas during the session. Leadership MBTI Myers-Briggs

Is it possible to lead a creative team with some members who are closed-minded?


I’ve been in brainstorms and meetings where people walked out of the room because their long-held beliefs were challenged; they couldn’t stand it and left. This is actually the best way to brainstorm. Innovation Leadership collaboration

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session. Often, a small number of highly narcissistic and extroverted people will dominate brainstorming sessions.

How I Approach Coaching First Time Entrepreneurs


Ping me on Twitter or send me an email if you’re a first time entrepreneur and want to brainstorm ideas with me. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership coachingEvery once in a while I get requests from friends and collaborators about mentoring someone.