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Innovation Series | June 17, 2020

Throughout his experiences as a consultant and at NASA, Steve Rader focuses on the use of crowdsourcing to generate innovative ideas and unlock improvements. He…

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Innovation Series | June 1, 2020

"I love running fast. I'm not so much a jogger. I like to sprint." In his earlier days, Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr was a track and…

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Innovation Series | May 18, 2020

I recently spoke with the incredible Tamara Ghandour–author, founder, and president of LaunchStreet, keynote speaker, and creator of the proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment.…

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Innovation Series | May 4, 2020

When several students at Davidson College in North Carolina pitched an idea to design and teach their own course, the small liberal arts school was…

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Innovation Series | April 22, 2020

As part of our Innovation Series, I recently spoke with David J. Bland, Founder & CEO of Precoil and co-author of Testing Business Ideas. We…

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Innovation Series | April 10, 2020

Most people would not expect to find a world-class innovator living on a farm in the middle of Iowa. But Todd Duclos, the bow tie-wearing…

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Design Sprints | March 26, 2020

How do you design products and services that people love? While this is a big question to answer, it can be solved using a process…

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Innovation Series | March 9, 2020

Kim Jenkins is changing the discussion about the fashion industry and how its social, cultural, and historical influences show up in our daily lives and determine…

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Conflict Resolution | June 26, 2020

Our world has changed more rapidly and unexpectedly than ever before these past several months. Nothing has been safe. Businesses have and continue to struggle…

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Conflict Resolution | June 25, 2020

What does it mean to ‘Control the Room’? This question frequently surfaces related to our free weekly Control the Room Meetup that we host in…

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Facilitation | June 18, 2020

Take a moment to consider your company's meeting culture. Would your team consider your meetings productive? Enjoyable? Engaging? Effective? Do you get work done in…

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Innovation Series | June 17, 2020

Throughout his experiences as a consultant and at NASA, Steve Rader focuses on the use of crowdsourcing to generate innovative ideas and unlock improvements. He…

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Conflict Resolution | June 16, 2020

[fusebox_track_player url= https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/control-the-room/CTR002_3.mp3 ] "I've read a lot into behavioral psychology, and one thing that is appreciated across the board regardless of the therapist or…

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Conflict Resolution | June 12, 2020

Protests surrounding police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement have generated much conversation surrounding how to work towards social change. It can be overwhelming…

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Facilitation | June 11, 2020

Remote team communication needs to be steered by strong structures and methods that capture room intelligence–the idea that many minds are far greater than one–to…

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Meeting Culture | June 8, 2020

How many webinars have you been invited to lately? It seems like everyone in the world is flooding the internet with talks, seminars, and virtual…

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THE BOOK | AVAILABLE NOW

Beyond the Prototype

A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes
By Douglas Ferguson

Have you ever struggled to move a key innovation project forward at work? Based on his experiences running Design Sprints for top companies, Douglas Ferguson wrote Beyond the Prototype to offer practical advice for people shifting from discovery to realization. Full of stories from companies like Google, Liberty Mutual, and Adobe, this guide outlines six steps that every team should take to launch their vision.

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