About Darin Eich

Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is also the president and co-founder of InnovationLearning.org and BrainReactions. Darin gives keynote speeches, offers innovative workshops and online programs, and can help your institution facilitate, create, and develop innovation & leadership development experiences. Email darin@darineich.com to get in touch.

Move faster in the morning with a time management assessment

Lately I have been most passionate about helping people to innovate their own lives, solve their own problems, respond to change, and transform themselves at a higher level. This begins with identifying a challenge. A common challenge I see many … Continue reading

Step up the ladder: A visual infographic to help you start innovation

A metaphor and visual model can help us get started with innovation and the important, frequent, and necessary conversations with others about what we are working on. I’ve whipped up an innovation ladder model infographic to help you think about … Continue reading

Survey says: The 4 most critical skills to develop due to the rapid pace of change

The American Management Association (AMA) surveyed 2,115 managers about the most important skills needed in our organizations. It is not the 3Cs but now a different set of 4Cs: Critical thinking/problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity/innovation skills. Why are these 4Cs … Continue reading

Resource: Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community from NASPA

As we’ve been spreading the word about the pre-release sampler version of my leadership development book, I’ve been identifying many of the social media resources for leadership educators. NASPA has a couple of resources on Facebook for people interested in … Continue reading

Leadership Program Resource: The Social Change Model of Leadership Development

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development is a popular model in use on college campuses. Susan Komives shares some backstory and description about this model with the 7 C values + Change. … Continue reading

Leadership Development Professional Resource: Association of Leadership Educators

Many leadership development association members have helped me to develop my upcoming book, Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs. I have built a sampler version for leadership educators that myself and some colleagues have been … Continue reading

How to Find Keywords or Themes using an Online Word Frequency Analysis Tool

I’ve been looking for a free online tool to help identify keywords, tags, or themes in text. I discovered an amazing website called Textalyser that helps you to analyze the frequency of keywords. This is a great tool for starting … Continue reading