Do Not Create Alone: How to Develop a Title Using 2 Question Surveys

I am finishing a book based on my dissertation research of high quality leadership programs. The purpose of the book is to help people innovate their own leadership programs and teach leadership in a way that works with how people … Continue reading

Recommended Creative Thinking Books on Generating Ideas or “Thinking Tools”

During the past five years I have been immersed in creative thinking resources and reviewed many books on tools for generating ideas. I’ve synthesized and adapted some of the best practice tools that are out there and create some new … Continue reading

Out-innovate, outeducate, and outbuild: Obama’s call for a focus on education & innovation

“We need to out-innovate, outeducate and outbuild the rest of the world.” This was President Obama’s memorable quote from the 2011 State of the Union Address that summed up what we need to do as a country. Innovation is critical. … Continue reading

Visualizing, Storyboarding, Whiteboarding, & Showing how Great Ideas Happen

This is a great example of an emerging way to explain something by visualizing it on a whiteboard. Taking notes like this is so much more engaging for the brain to remember and connect with what was spoken or read. … Continue reading

How to Encourage Creative Thinking: Developing experiential training activities to teach the innovator’s DNA

My favorite innovation articles are those that focus on which capacities we need to cultivate to become better innovators personally. Innovation processes and systems are excellent but learning how to develop our own innovation skills is truly compelling because it … Continue reading

Innovating Healthcare: Motivating Speech from Patch Adams can inspire Medical Innovation

My friend returned from a healthcare conference really motivated from the keynote speaker, Patch Adams. You may remember the Robin Williams movie of the same name. Patch has been innovating healthcare for years in simple ways and his story is … Continue reading