Mon.Jan 13, 2020

Online Brainstorm Facilitation Training for the Time-Crunched

Idea Champions

In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e. clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, innovation-leaning clients to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions.

Is it possible to maintain company culture through a merger?


If you've ever been through a merger you know that it's lip service to say that the integration will be a "merger of equals.". Employee Culture Employee Experience

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How IBM Is Driving The Future Of Blockchain

Innovation Excellence

On Halloween day 2008, a mysterious paper entitled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System appeared on a cryptography mailing list. Its author, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a pseudonym and, to this day, no one is absolutely sure of his or her true identity.

Quantum Computing, Zen Philosophy and Space-Time


The up-and-coming field of quantum computing, currently in a prototype phase, will probably be an innovation with exponential and wide-ranging impacts in the power and speed of information technology.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

A Comeback-Inducing, Inspirational Challenge


At least I waited a couple of days to mention the Kansas City Chiefs and their unprecedented comeback win against the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. After falling behind 24-0, the Chiefs scored 41 points in a row, ultimately winning by a score of 51-31.

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty. Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work and to regulate how it is to be done on their own terms. Autonomy is not anarchy. It requires accountability, rewards, and governance. It’s just not driven top down. It’s self-administered.”.

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Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation


Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

The Idiot Savant's Guide to Brainstorm Facilitation Training

Idea Champions

Let's start with a few assumptions: 1) You are a "change agent," facilitator, or team leader in a forward-thinking organization; 2) Your organization's brainstorm sessions are relatively lame; 3)You (and, maybe, others) would like to upgrade your brainstorm facilitation skills; 4) Your budget is tight; 5) You cringe at the thought of taking 1-3 days off to sit in some kind of training. If this describes you, keep reading. If not, you've only wasted 20 seconds today. Not too bad. Idea Champions , a recognized world leader in the field of brainstorm facilitation training, is now offering a 90-minute online training -- a distillation of the very best of what we've learned, since 1987, leading creative thinking sessions for these organizations. What can happen in 90 minutes? Enough for you get to the next level of brainstorm facilitation mastery, especially since the design for your 90-minute training will be customized, based on your current skill set, experience, and learning needs. Client testimonials. What PR and Marketing Firms Say About Our Training. WHAT YOU RECEIVE IN ADDITION TO A 90-MINUTE TRAINING. 1. Our 142-page workbook. 2. An online subscription to Free the Genie. 3. A deck of our Free the Genie Cards. 4. Micro-Learning for Innovators. 5. One hour of post-training coaching. Your next step? A 20-minute phone call with the Founder and President of Idea Champions, Mitch Ditkoff , in order for you to determine if our 90-minute online training is a good fit for you. CONTACT: What to send decision-makers who doubt the value of brainstorming

The Charade of Consultation

Michael Roberto

Years ago, my friend Mike Watkins, author of the best-selling book The First 90 Days , coined the term "charade of consultation."