Internet of Things Trend for New Ideas & Innovation

Internet of Things Workshop Toolkit What is the “internet of things?” What does it mean? You probably have a smartphone, tablet, or perhaps a TV (or at least a device that connects to your TV) that allows information to flow online. … Continue reading

It’s Grow Time!

It’s spring… grow time. The birds are returning to Madison, Wisconsin. The snow is melting, and I have added about 5 new hobbies this past week. They include: Using eBay to identify the best value in Greek coins. Bidding, winning, … Continue reading

New Guide Released for Programs: Innovation Step-by-Step

After teaching and refining my innovation system for years, I am happy to release the pdf version of my new book: Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Systematically Create & Develop Ideas for Any Challenge. Innovation is a high value process. People … Continue reading

Visualize Your Innovative Future

Innovation inspires motivation! Innovation is a motivator to take action. We love to come up with that new idea.  We love to figure out how to do something better, or solve a problem.  We love to take these opportunities and … Continue reading

Why Innovate? Respond to Change Naturally.

Responding to Change In many cases, we need to innovate because we must respond to some kind of change. This change could be something we perceive as bad and we want to fix.  It could be something we don’t know … Continue reading

The Innovation System: 7 Steps to Developing Innovative Ideas

To successfully innovate and develop our ideas to high-impact levels, we need to approach it with systems thinking and go through stages. After working on innovation projects with a lot of organizations and institutions; reading many books, articles, and blogs; … Continue reading

Innovating the Keynote Speech: A New Experimental Higher Impact Approach

A Different Kind of Keynote Speech “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin I’m experimenting with innovating the way opening or keynote speeches happen at events to have a … Continue reading

Recommended Higher Ed Blogs for University Faculty & Staff

If you would like to improve or innovate within higher education, blogs and university video sites should be a source you turn to for ideas, news, and trends. You probably already read journals in your field (where articles are validated, … Continue reading

Zoom in, Focus, and Deconstruct Yourself to Utilize your Positive Attributes

To Create Your Path, we want to help you identify your passionate interests (what energizes you), as well as your strengths (those things you are good at). We do a lot of zooming out and zooming in, looking through different … Continue reading

Create Your Visual Journey Story

What is your visual journey story to show & tell? What is the overarching story of the path that you have taken thus far in life? Create a visual story to “show and tell” that journey. Think of it like a … Continue reading