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A podcast with Dr. Karen Tilstra: How Human-Centered Innovation Labs Manifest Empowered Employees

A few months ago Andy and I had the opportunity to talk with George from the C-Suite BluePrint podcast about the power of human-centered innovation.      Three Things We...
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COVID Creativity Exercise: A Super Simple Story to Boost Creative Thinking

Who's Up for a Creativity Exercise? It’s time to kick up some fun during these crazy COVID times with a creativity exercise - a Super Simple Short Story challenge. We took inspiration from...
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The CROW Series: Three simple steps that will make your ideas succeed!

Help Your Ideas Succeed With These Three Tips Have you ever wondered how NOT to put down your own ideas??? I know I have! We do it to ourselves all the time and I think it's time we stop. This is...
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How to Respond When Your Ideas Are Rejected (So You'll Actually Be Heard)

How to Respond When Your Ideas Are Rejected Have you ever shared an idea, only to have it shot down by a murder of crows? The crows sound a little something like this, “That won’t...
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Learn how to generate innovative ideas in four easy steps

Learn How to Generate Innovative Ideas Have you ever shot down another person's idea, only to later ask yourself, "Why did I do that?" Don't worry, you're not alone. Many of us do this and are...
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Why Corporate America Can't Innovate and How to Fix It!

Five Ways to Ignite Innovation into Any Organization If we are all creative with leadership potential, why does innovation remain so elusive in corporate America?  Perhaps the biggest reason...
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The #1 reason your ideas fail!

“I can’t help falling in love with you.” Just like Elvis' song, we suffer from the same plight, but instead of falling for some heartthrob, we can’t help falling in love...
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Is your brain killing creativity? Learn how to rewire your brain for innovation.

Humans are lazy. “What? Wait a minute, I’m not lazy." I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s true. We are lazy. Don’t believe me, just ask Nobel Laureate, Daniel...
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Feedback is the secret ingredient for success and innovation!

Simple Tips for Accepting and Giving Feedback Feedback is the secret ingredient for success. We desperately need it to remain relevant, grow and do our best work. It is a vital lifeline and plays a...
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Pro Innovation Tip: Creativity loves constraints!

I want to let you in on a little secret: creativity loves constraints. It seems counterintuitive, doesn't it? When we think of creativity, we imagine free-thinking and living outside the norms. We...
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