Creativity to Innovation Workshop w/ Syracuse University

Mike Cardus

I had to privilege of leading Creativity to Innovation at Syracuse University ; Creativity To Innovation Program Methodology. Using a mixture of TRIZ, creative problem solving and brain based leadership models, the participants find solutions to existing organizational situations. The workshop is highly interactive and learner centered. OBJECTIVES: Learn the 5 Roles of a Leader in a creative and innovative organization.

The Demystification of Quality-Leadership. Workshop

Mike Cardus

I am leading this workshop in La Crosse Wisconsin on April 19. If you can’t make it, and interested in learning more and offering this workshop to your team and leadership CONTACT MIKE. An interactive examination of what Quality-Leadership is and how you can leverage existing knowledge , competencies , Quality Practices , tools and initiatives to improve your organization, team and self. Overview: Great leadership is one of the most valued of all human activities.


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Favorites of 2012: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/20/12 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/27/12 – Team Building & Leadership activities (simulations). 12/28/12 – Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Speeches 2012. Management vs. Leadership. Blocks to Creativity and Innovation. Tools to Release Creativity and Innovation. Demystification of Leadership Presentation.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/27/13 – Images Used in Presentations & Workshops. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/31/13 – Team Building & Leadership Activities / Simulations. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. 7 Principles of Leadership Development: Managers as Mentors. 7 Principles of Leadership Development: Strategy for Leadership Development.

Favorites of 2011: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation). Favorite Images Used in Workshops & Speeches 2011. These are all from 2011 speeches, workshop and presentation I gave, while not comprehensive, they are my favorites. Creativity To Innovation: Implementing Inventive Solutions. Team Building & Leadership Model of Transferring Lessons into Organizational Reality. DiSC Team Building & Leadership.

Innovation Begins (and remains) at the Top

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By John Sweeney: Innovation is foundational to business leadership. We empower individuals across disciplines to evaluate, orchestrate, strategize, create and hire, but most importantly, we empower others to innovate. But for innovation, responsibility begins and remains at the highest levels of leadership. Empowering innovation begins with our everyday behavior, outlook, commitment and openness to new thinking.

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2020. Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work.

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Creating change in a leadership role

Mike Cardus

I gave a workshop to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership BN360 group on Creating change in a leadership role. Above is the recording of the workshop, and below are the slides. If you are interested in a similar workshop for your organization, community group, or team, contact me.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Problem solvers are required to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new and innovative products and processes – all while reducing research and development time and costs. Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation from Michael Cardus.

Create The Future And The Innovation Handbook

Eric Jacobson

Flip the book over, and you have Gutsche’s updated and expanded, bestselling, Exploiting Chaos , book now called, The Innovation Handbook , featuring memorable real-world case studies and plenty of thought-provoking questions to inspire next steps for innovation. Once you are primed for change, you can flip it over to read, The Innovation Handbook , and began the journey to finding your big idea. When it comes to innovation, culture is more important than strategy.

Innovation and 21st Century Learning

Mike Cardus

Innovation & 21st Century Learning. I had the honor of giving a speech to Nardin Academy sharing some insight and lessons on Innovation and how it is or is not connected to 21st century learning. Talking about the necessity of core pedagogy, while creating separate methods for innovative practices within the Organization, Classroom and personal levels. Identifying blocks to innovation. Contact us and make your team and leadership better.

Answering Questions About Powerful New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development

The Practical Leader

Last week, I delivered a 45-minute webinar on Powerful New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development. This webinar condensed the key research and approaches from The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach workshops. Leadership Lift: Significantly Boost Effectiveness by Raising Strength Clusters addresses some of your question. Customer focus, innovation, analytical skills, and communication were among the 8 most frequently found in high strategic leaders.

Solution-Focused Change Process: Three Tools to Create Stability in Turbulent Times. Training Workshop

Mike Cardus

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work Continuing Education Department and I are offering a 1 day – 6 hour Training workshop: Solution-Focused Change Process : Three Tools to Create Stability in Turbulent Times. Date(s) and Time(s). 7/18/2013. 8:45:00 AM–4:30:00 PM. Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Maple & Flint Rds., Amherst, NY Hours: 6 CEUs: 0.6 Cost: $95.00 Lunch Included: No. Description: New course!

Why a Coaching Relationship? Innovation Happens

Mike Cardus

This can be accomplished through the Exponent Leadership Process. As the coaching relationship evolves the boundaries of your CAC are discovered then the ability to capture your Creativity to Innovate new and improved ways of doing, growing and completing your work is discovered. Pushing these Innovation boundaries moves you towards your Potential Capability of the work you are doing.

Making Progress Motivates Workers? Workshop for the Buffalo Niagara SHRM Conference 2012

Mike Cardus

The greatest factor for motivation and innovation of employees is Support for Making Progress (The Progress Principle; Amabile 2011). You will leave this workshop with: · Seven Catalysts managers can use to support progress in work. Buffalo NY Corporate Team Building Leadership Management Speaking Engagement Western New York BNSHRM Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association Conference motivation Progress Principle

Stop Marketing & Start Sharing: Social Media Workshop

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Design by 12GrainStudio Stop Marketing & Start Sharing: Social Media Workshop Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 Posted by: mike Secrets of Social Media for Teambuilders with Tom Heck of The International Association of TeamWork Facilitators ( IATF ) Leadership TeleSeminar.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today. We carefully planned our route based on a series of speaking events, conferences, and workshops that maximized our ability to gather as many diverse leaders in one location at the same time.

The Signs Of Provocative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It was an amusing game at a leadership retreat, especially after a few adult beverages. The instructions were simply describe leadership as a highway sign and tell why. The game – especially the off-the-beaten-path answer – was the subject of the following morning’s workshop. What should be the nature and practice of leadership in order for it to be effectively practiced? Our unit was famous for innovation and forward-thinking practices.

040: 5 Keys to Leading Innovation | with Todd Henry

Engaging Leader

At many companies today, innovation is the rallying cry, but bunting for singles is the everyday ethic. So how can you lead a team to be truly innovative? How can you inspire innovation, even from employees who aren’t in R&D? And how can you support process-based innovation, not just product-based innovation? Speaking, workshops, and ideas: Accidental Creative. For the transcript of this episode: 5 Keys to Leading Innovation | with Todd Henry.

Finding what works to solve problems and make progress through coaching

Mike Cardus

Join us and Mike Cardus, an organizational development expert and facilitator for our Executive Exchange program, for this interactive workshop. Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Solution-Focused Team Building coaching to find solutions speaking workshopI had a great time with the Buffalo Niagara 360 group. We have almost 50 people in attendance to learn about solution-focused coaching and how to solve problems and make progress through questions.

The Mindset of Discovery

Coaching Tip

According to author John Sweeney, embracing that all-important mindset of discovery requires looking at innovation in a completely different way--as a set of behaviors that can be cultivated and practiced. The goal is to bring the behavioral side of innovation to the forefront of the conversation. What can we do to make our company more innovative? What are some things I can do to make myself more innovative? Barbee: 63 Innovation Nuggets for aspiring innovators. .

The Nine Building Blocks of Innovating New Strategic Alternatives

Strategy Driven

When organizations consider stepping outside of their traditional boundaries to engage with other players in new types of business innovations, they are often a bit lost in how to go about developing such a strategy process. However, without that leadership function, it can get confusing who is in charge of what and who makes what decisions. These can be grouped into five phases: getting started, gaining momentum, the small innovation cycle, scaling out, and rounding off.

How to Think Differently to Drive Results–Creativity and Innovation Learning Series

Mike Cardus

I am really excited and proud to be offering this Design & Innovation thinking series of workshop through Canisius Colleges’ Center for Professional Development. A highly interactive skills course transferring creative ideas into innovative practices. "How to Think Differently to Drive Results" is a four-day program that provides participants with a toolbox of methods and skills for creativity and innovation that are instantly transferable to their work.

Inclusive and Innovative HR Policies for Disabled Workforce

HR Digest

To overcome these perceptions, it is important to have sensitizing talks, training sessions, and workshops about how to handle a dibbled workforce. Incorporate any innovative solutions that arise from any personal narratives and difficulties. But having a diverse and inclusive workforce should not be a compulsion, Human Resource departments of organizations and the leadership should actively adopt a culture where it is the norm to have a diverse workforce rather than the exception.

Power Up Your Leadership Effectiveness – Use Your Inside Voice

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Use your inside voice? That sounds a bit strange for leadership advice. Leadership Development integrity motivation I know for those of you who are parents, this phrase sounds very familiar but in a different context. When your kids are talking too loud indoors the common request is to ask them to “use their inside voice.” ” Who would think that [.]

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The Power Of Now – The Key to Increasing Leadership Effectiveness

Lead Change Blog

She has recently launched a mobile learning-training app called The 1% Edge Portable Coach (available on all smartphone platforms), authored several books, conduct professional development workshops through-out North America on such topics as creative & innovative thinking, manager as coach, emotional intelligence, time & organizational management, team collaboration to name a few. Leadership Development

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Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John R Childress: In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential. And here's where our auto design safety analogy comes together with my thoughts on leadership. Leadership is a responsibility! Effective leadership has more to do with character and courage than with IQ or business degrees.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation. :: Buffalo Business First Event

Mike Cardus

I am really excited to be offering this workshop through Buffalo Business First and Canisius Center for Professional Development. Enabling Innovation. Empower yourself and attend this workshop! This workshop will teach you how to find unique perspectives, think more creatively, enhance your creative expression, and help you manifest positive change for yourself and for your career and company. Innovation Workshop Focus: Diminished “stuckness” in your thinking.

Leadership, Listening and Love

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe The Connection Between Listening, Love and Leadership by Kevin Eikenberry on October 1, 2010 in Leadership , Learning Each week I write and send something called Powerquotes Plus - a free email that shares a quotation, questions to ponder and action steps. Listening = Love Listening = Leadership Therefore, mathematically Leadership = Love.

How to Get Lazy People to Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe How to Get Lazy People to Work by Kevin Eikenberry on November 29, 2010 in Devloping Others , Leadership , Learning In our Bud to Boss Workshops we get asked different versions of this question frequently.

Leadership Lagniappe

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Leadership Lagniappe by Kevin Eikenberry on August 24, 2010 in Decision Making , Leadership Lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap ). listen a little closer communicate a little more frequently plan a little more thoroughly learn a little more expect a lot more (of ourselves and others) These are just a few of the items of leadership lagniappe I think of this morning.

Leadership Costumes

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Leadership Costumes by Kevin Eikenberry on October 25, 2010 in Devloping Others , Leadership , Learning In the United States Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the year – with total spending expected to be $5.85

Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015

Modern Servant Leader

Are you looking for the top leadership experts to follow in 2015? Maybe you need a leadership development expert or public speaker. Whether you need a leadership and management expert for yourself or your team, you’ll find someone great below. Innovation Advocate. of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership @GCTS_Charlotte. link] 1 1,871 1,691 453 Bianca JuarezOlthoff Leadership, Ministry Preacher. Leadership Expert.

How to Build a Culture of Deep Creativity

Skip Prichard

Build A Culture of Innovation. Innovation. The buzz word of the decade that is used, overused, and abused, creating what Alf Rehn calls “innovation fatigue.” I had the opportunity to speak with Alf about his new book Innovation for The Fatigued: How to build a culture of deep creativity. Alf is Professor of Innovation, Design and Management at the University of Southern Denmark. The Symptoms of Innovation Fatigue . What makes innovation become resilient?

Leadership Lessons from Outward Bound

Skip Prichard

Reprinted with permission from the book, Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership by Mark Brown, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. This project was born out of a workshop created by Kohler called “Innovation for Good,” which provides associates with the opportunity to harness their individual skills and collective knowledge to make the world a better place. I observed this power of mission-driven servant leadership multiple times during my career.

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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Leadership is About Engagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Leadership is About Engagement by Kevin Eikenberry on December 29, 2010 in Leadership , Learning , Relationships Ok, this title should be self evident, especially to long time readers of this blog. It riddled out intricate structure of leadership into a simple structure.

The Leadership Walk

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe The Leadership Walk by Kevin Eikenberry on September 6, 2010 in Leadership , Learning We are all on a walk. Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. And know that if you tend daily to your walk, the chance of others joining you on your leadership walk is much higher.

The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Today’s guest post by Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) really resonates with me because it’s chalk full of leadership perspective. Kevin also hosts the Best of Leadership Blogs 2010 contest of which this blog is a nominee (if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day for voting). Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. It delivers the best leadership skills in a man.

Preview Thursday: the New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen

Lead Change Blog

The following post is a preview excerpt from the Introduction of the New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen. I learned this term at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where I have done immersion experiences, workshops, and talks since 9/11. This is a future that will be ripe for innovation of all kinds—for good and for evil. In this book, I will explore the external future forces most likely to disrupt leaders and leadership.

Nurturing Decisive Followers

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Nurturing Decisive Followers by Kevin Eikenberry on December 27, 2010 in Decision Making , Leadership , Learning I was asked a question recently in a workshop that I thought was interesting.

Six Strategies for Boosting Morale

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Six Strategies for Boosting Morale by Kevin Eikenberry on November 1, 2010 in Leadership , Learning A participant from a workshop I led several years ago posed a question to me last week.

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Helping People Become More Creative

Kevin Eikenberry

I thought giving you an answer here might be helpful, because I’ve been asked a similar question many times in workshops over the years, including again recently. Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning About a year ago, I was asked a question on my Facebook Fan Page (if you don’t follow me there, please do).