organization, innovation
“Leaders who know how to encourage and ignite creativity in their people are unleashing the most impactful strategic initiative in their arsenal.”
meeting, workshop, innovation, mindset

Create a real trailblazing and sustainable culture of innovation for your organization. Integrating a transformative process with a new mindset makes it easy for everyone to ‘walk the talk’ instantly.

We call this the “trailblazer” because it takes real courage to explore the edge of innovation in your company. In this   1 1/2 hour keynote or 3 hour workshop, we come to your basecamp and teach your whole organization a new creative language and mindset open to the creative spirit. Of course, you will need to practice to change old behaviors…the good news is, you can learn to be creative! With our i3X process, you can do it on-demand with our simple rules of engagement. Every single team member will be “creative~leaders” upon extraction.

After logging quite a few miles traveling, our observation is that there are about as many different meanings for innovation as accents. There is one common trait however. When it comes to innovation, generating ideas is always the easy part. Nevertheless, the real challenge, is overcoming the intense cultural and political struggle we are battling in our minds. This mindset is ingrained in our DNA after years of evolution.

“There's no formula. If there was a formula, a lot of companies would have bought their ability to innovate.”-- Tim Cook, APPLE CEO

Wouldn’t it be great to maximize your ROI on your top investment—your people? Teaching and applying the skill of innovation is the most economical and stealth competitive move you can make in your company to sur-thrive in today’s economy. With all due respect for Mr. Cook, leaders who know how to encourage and ignite creativity in their people are unleashing the most impactful strategic initiative in their arsenal. There are a few simple changes you can make in your mindset which will open up savings, profits, and change your competitive landscape at every level.

Regardless of the size of your organization, you will see impactful results in your performance with these cutting-edge insights and powerful ideas. These ideas can be put into practice immediately.

Why?

What if you could grow your people, profits and performance without breaking the bank? What if you could realize each of your employees has their own key to unlock potential and opportunity for your team to crush expectations? Wouldn’t it be great to give your employees the gift of enlightenment and practical skills to integrate at work and home to improve their lives? When you learn to recognize and reward these creative behaviors in your people you will be on your way to a sustainable creative and highly competitive organizational culture.

 

innovation, enable, encourage
“Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.”   — Elie Wiesel
 
innovation, workplace, creativity

Who?

It’s simple…this keynote/workshop will be effective for two types of organizations:

Those who value creative practices and behaviors…
and
 those who don’t.

What?

Think of this as a short creativity fitness assessment for your team. First, our guides will search for insights about your group’s current ideation state—like your CMI or Creative Mass Index. Second, we will analyze your company based on key strategic criteria of sustainable innovation cultures. Finally, using these insights as a foundation, we will guide your team through a process to transform your current mindset to achieve a 300% improvement in innovation.

At the end of the workshop, you will have 3 custom, simple, yet concrete actions you can implement for improving your innovation culture. We will infuse your ideas with our over three decades experience teaching creativity to many others, resulting in much improved corporate performance.

use, lose

Your creativity is like a muscle, if you don't exercise daily you will lose your edge. The best part is it doesn't hurt as much as a spin class. The skill is teachable, learnable and can easily be developed in every person in your group. Yes…we are all creative beings!

Please be warned…we consider this a contact sport so expect a high energy, interactive presentation.  You’ll learn the basics about our i3X Creative Problem Solving Process, explore productive ideation tools, and leave with new ideas to boost your engagement and improve your bottom line.

Let’s unpack some more key points:
  • You will be exposed to new insights about how the most innovative organizations are engineered.
  • What is getting in your way now?
  • A Creativity First~Aid Kit.
  • How to control the volume on your Lizard Brain and DEFER JUDGMENT.
  • Bonus! A fun way to physically remind your judgmental colleagues to also defer judgment!
  • Critical skills, insights and savvy for leading innovation.
  • New ways to communicate, support and build true innovation in your work with others daily.
  • How not to get “T-boned”  at the crossroads of Creativity, Daring and Trust.
  • Go beyond responsible to being response~able.
  • Model, practice, the critical behaviors and attitudes of a highly performing creative team.
  • Receive the simple i3X process and a copy of the “Rules of Engagement” to kickstart your new creative-thinking culture.
  • A better way to assemble work teams based on strengths and creative style for maximum action.
  • How to support innovation when we leave.
  • How to celebrate “Epic Fail” and go to “Oh Yeah!”

When?

We love spreading the creative gospel, so give us a call or send us a request and we will bring the innovation B-12 shot to your team.

With a team of 5 or more, we'll bring the TRAILBLAZER !deaXpedition to your camp! The event can be private or public —sponsored by your organization at the location and dates available. We will recruit other businesses to share in the event. We’ll coordinate everything— all you have to do is be there! Our only focus is to deliver an inspiring actionable experience for you and your team!

We don’t play around when it comes to your organizations’ innovation—you will get the answers you need ASAP.

Give us a call today—615-965-IDEA (4332)
We’ll create a great plan to fit your specific needs and ignite the fire of innovation in your organization!

 

 

 

Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”  
 — Alan Keightley