Create Your Path

Visit InnovateYourself.com for our program to help you reflect, strategize, and innovate your own professional life!

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Innovation Leadership Program

Visit ProgramInnovation.com to help your institution learn and do innovation.

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Workshops & Webinars

See some of the leadership, innovation, communication, collaboration, and educational interactive workshops we can do.

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1:1 Professional Development Program

This is a unique professional development experience: a hybrid of individual face-to-face coaching with facilitation, and a step-by-step activity-filled online video program. It is a 1:1 blended program that helps you do much more with much less, and it is tailored to what you need to take it to the next level in your career…

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The Innovation Learner Daily E-Newspaper

Visit our daily innovation e-newspaper to see the most current expert articles about innovation.

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HighSchoolInnovation.com

Visit our new site, High School Innovation, to learn about what makes innovative high schools work!

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Use the Repeat Button Wisely in Life and Work

When I listen to music I love the repeat button. I especially love the “repeat 1” button. I love to hear the same song over and over again. It drives most people crazy. After a while, admittedly about 5 times, it even starts to drive me crazy. I want something new. I need something new.…

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Important “4Cs” insights from survey of 2,115 managers

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 skills the critical skills? According to the survey of 2,115 managers, 91% rated the pace…

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Technology Innovation Literacy

This sixth grader, Thomas Suarez, gave a TED Talk. For me that alone stands out. How many 6th graders do you see doing TED Talks? He develops IPhone apps. His most popular one is called “Bustin Jieber.” He created it because a lot of his classmates disliked Justin Bieber. He knows how to develop ideas…

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How to Title your Article or Blog: 3 Simple Ways to Get More Views

We need titles for many things: ideas, concepts, images, tweets, social media and blog posts, articles, reports, and books. In an earlier blog post I shared some insights from my research on bestselling nonfiction books for how to create better titles. I would like to now zero in on smaller ideas or bite-sized pieces of…

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Incremental or Breakthrough Innovations: Go +1 or x2?

Would you rather go +1 or x2 in your ideas and innovations? How about life? How about at work? When innovating and doing things better we have choices. Do we want a slight improvement, a +1, an incremental innovation? Or, do we want a x2, a drastic improvement? This is a breakthrough or even disruptive…

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Scale your Idea Up and Out

The concept of scale is an important one for innovation and greater success. Just like the mighty oak tree began as a small acorn turned seedling, our success begins with a small-scale idea. This idea goes live and it works. It sees light and wants to grow. This idea scales up and out in different…

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Innovating on the Wall: Activities for Reflection and Strategy

When you post your innovation activities on the wall and keep them there, you not only have more room to work and collaborate but you are visually reminded of what you are working on. Here is my wall. This innovation journey program I’ve developed guides participants through a number of deep reflection and life assessment…

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Data: Generate, Analyze, Interpret, Visualize, Communicate and Innovate from it

The CTO of IBM recommends people develop the skill of turning data into knowledge. The New York Times featured an article about how new ways to mine or exploit raw data may bring a surge of innovation. McKinsey research identifies big data as the next frontier for innovation and that people with deep analytical skills…

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Speech on Developing and Communicating Innovative Ideas

I had been blogging about the process of creating a visual keynote speech. I recorded a final prototype version of a speech on “developing and communicating innovative ideas” from my home studio and posted the video. I did this speech live for a group of 300…plus an overflow room for the live stream of the…

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