What Doesn’t Work in Student Leadership Education and What You Can Do About It

During my research on high quality leadership programs – interviewing more than sixty stakeholders about what matters most for student learning and leadership development – I rarely (if ever) heard that the following program elements were contributing positively to student … Continue reading

The Innovation Learner – A New Daily Innovation E-Publication

Do you want to learn how to be a better innovator on a daily basis? Would you like to develop your leadership skills from scanning expert articles? If so, we’ve created a new daily e-newspaper just for you. It is … Continue reading

Book Recommendations from UW-MANIAC

Here are some recommended books from UW-MANIAC members at the University of Wisconsin. UW-MANIAC (Madison Area Network for Innovation and Collaboration) hosts a variety of innovative and creative events…and attendees are always sharing books about organizations, change, design thinking, innovation, … Continue reading

High School Student Leadership: Service Learning Hunger Projects

Leadership programs and courses are becoming popular in middle and high schools. So is character education and service learning, which is a great tool for teaching high school students leadership. Turning student creativity loose and letting them take real action … Continue reading

How to take an idea from Google and scale it down to you

I try to spend a couple of weeks in San Francisco each year. It is like a “study abroad” program to learn the latest in innovation just being there. I have many friends who are out there now leading startup … Continue reading

How to Communicate to Innovate: Networking to Individuals, Presenting to Groups, and Online to the World

Here is a new workshop zeroing in on what is important to managers, leaders, and change agents: Saving time, being clear & memorable, gaining buy-in, and reducing chance of failure by communicating for innovation. How to Communicate to Innovate: Networking … Continue reading

Advice for Conference Speakers on their Presentations

This advice holds true for both the speaker and the conference organizer advising the speakers on their presentations. A killer presentation is like a killer product. It takes some time to develop and involves many prototypes and iterations. If the … Continue reading