Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation from Michael Cardus.

Think Create Share – Team Building and Innovation Activity

Mike Cardus

Planning for ‘ How to Think Differently to Drive Results ’ … a four-day creativity & innovation program that provides participants with a toolbox of methods and skills for creativity and innovation that are instantly transferable to their work. Innovation Thinking Activity.

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Blocks to Creativity and Innovation. Tools to Release Creativity and Innovation

Mike Cardus

Blocks to Creativity and Innovation. Tools to Release Creativity and Innovation from Michael Cardus. Fix-it in a way improves upon what already exists and can prove useful to people besides yourself – that is how I define Innovation. How do you define innovation?

Thinking Differently Enabling Innovation Workshop Slides and Feedback

Mike Cardus

Enabling Innovation – Buffalo Business First Event from Michael Cardus. Slides from my talk on ‘ Thinking Differently Enabling Innovation ’ in partnership with Buffalo Business First. INTERESTED IN THIS Innovation Workshop? Thinking Differently.

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. Identifying blocks to innovation. View more presentations from michael cardus.

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.

Thinking Through Innovation With Canisius College

Mike Cardus

Thinking Through Innovation. A highly interactive skills course transferring creative ideas into innovative practices. Participants will spend 3 out of the 5 days at an onsite location in Western New York where innovation and creativity is happening in real-time.

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

Mike Cardus

Enabling Innovation. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Innovation Workshop Focus: Diminished “stuckness” in your thinking. Increased use of existing resources and knowledge to innovate solutions.

Creativity To Innovation: Implementing Inventive Solutions

Mike Cardus

Creativity to Innovation. Presentation from a workshop Creativity To Innovation ; Outcomes of Create-Learning Innovation Programs: Develop a culture of innovation that engages team member creativity and energy. View more presentations from michael cardus.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

Below is ONE Quality Tool commonly used in TRIZ that we used to begin in framing the context of our solution.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. What are some of your favorite innovation tools? I have written about DTC Operator before here and here.

Quality Tools to Discover Solutions: DTC Operator

Mike Cardus

Dimension Time Cost Operator (DTC) – A TRIZ tool for for seeing problems differently exploring ideas of extremes in size, time and cost. creativity innovation problem solving creative problem solving DTC Operator TRIZ triz toolsDimension Time Cost Operator.

inGenius: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity Tina Seelig HarperOne/An imprint of HarperCollins (2012) How and why the tools and techniques of creative thinking are as essential to invention as the scientific method is to discovery There are six components that comprise what Tina Seelig characterizes as an “Innovation Engine.”

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What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

The engineers had statistics, charts, specifications for all sorts of things…and I was there to facilitate the team through Innovation Models to develop a solution to this vibrating screw. Finding ‘What Works’ with Solution-Focused Consulting and Training is a quick walk on a long path.

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Quality Tools to Discover Solutions: Nine Windows. Published on ASQ Site

Mike Cardus

When you’re looking for ways to break out of a mindset and spark innovation, use nine windows. Innovation Problem Solving ASQ Human Development & Leadership nine windows triz tools

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ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation :: 1:30-2:30pm. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Outcomes from Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference.

Photo Inquiry Friday: In what ways can we use and re-use existing resources?

Mike Cardus

Much of my work with Innovation stems from organizations, teams, as well as individuals taking what they already know and allowing themselves to make small adjustments towards new and improved products, processes and services. What are you already doing that is innovative with what you have?

5 Whys; Kind-of Useful for Technical Problems. Trouble for Team Problems

Mike Cardus

Creativity Innovation Leadership Management Problem Solving Team Building 5 whys health care team building manufacturing team building quality teams quality tools solution focused TRIZ

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Quality Tools to Discover Solutions: Nine Windows

Mike Cardus

Nine windows is often used in TRIZ (The theory of inventive problem solving) to explore solutions to a problem in a context of past present and future. Interested in learning how to use quality tools to solve problems and increase innovative planning within workplaces?

The Team / I have a Problem to The Team / I Have a Solution

Mike Cardus

The image below is from my Creativity to Innovation Workshop & Consulting. Model’s and methods to think differently about existing problems that will lead to innovative products and processes. Use existing resources and knowledge to innovate solutions.

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Photo Inquiry Friday: Ideal Solution. Think About IT

Mike Cardus

Processing innovation problem solving ideal solutions TRIZProblems are faced daily. We continue to invent, create and solve daily problems. Teams continue to thrive, work and complete projects and tasks.

Photo Inquiry Friday: Main Useful Function?

Mike Cardus

Once people, organizations, leadership can chart and explain the Main Useful Function of what they do, to those they do it too-then insights into innovation and improvement can be made. innovation problem solving leaderhship coaching team building & leadership TRIZ training

8 Routine Causes of Psychological Constipation

Mike Cardus

Once our thinking freezes in place the friction of innovation and growth ceases to happen. Corporate Team Building Processing Speaking Engagement Team Building Team Training creativity innovation problem solving psychological intertia TRIZDEFINITION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INERTIA.

Three Simple Tips to Start Solving Problems in Your Business Today

Steve Farber

” So, when the team shared the key problems that were holding back progress, Conley turned to something he knew rather well: a method for innovation that originated in 1946 with Russian scientist and writer Genrich Altshuller. “No, I just know a systematic innovation methodology.” Since Conley literally co-wrote the book on TRIZ ( Simplified TRIZ , Third Edition ), I asked him for some tips any leader could apply immediately.


The Global Innovation Interest Index

Harvard Business Review

How interested are people in innovation — and how does that change cross-culturally? We've found that these questions point to a new need for innovative cultures in the world today (distinct from innovative companies ). Global business Innovation Research


The Number One Key to Innovation: Scarcity

Harvard Business Review

That's the number of invention methodologies my colleagues and I have perused in the course of assembling what we call The World Database of Innovation. TRIZ , for example — a model devised by Russian inventor Genrich Altshuller — is the original empirically based method, followed by SIT (for "Systematic Inventive Thinking") and a few other updated versions of it. One such collection of work alone looked at more than 500,000 patents and innovations.).

Favorites of 2011: Photos of Teams

Mike Cardus

From a workshop on TRIZ Innovation that I led for Syracuse University. I thought this idea was rather innovative and did solve the problem we were facing. With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011.

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Two Team Building & Leadership Success Stories

Mike Cardus

Issues frequently address development of high functioning teams, retention of talent, innovative process mapping, interpersonal and intergroup conflict, coaching of leaders, and facilitating behavioral skills to increase organizational and personal effectiveness.

Building Critical Thinking Muscle: An L&D Mandate


Don’t forget traditional problem solving tools –5Why, TRIZ, etc & go beyond. Thinkers at all levels; Empowered and engaged employees who can see their impact on bottom line,Transparency,Respect,Innovation – Gurpreet Bajaj.

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Executive Managerial Leadership Coaching: Case Study

Mike Cardus

Situation: Currently there is an authoritarian style of management creating a decrease in morale, satisfaction with work and innovation amongst employees. There is a need for management to utilize and develop a wider range of management, innovation tools and systems that can be utilized at the proper times. Below is an actual Executive Coaching and Managerial Leadership Training + Development process I facilitated. The methods and processes worked!

Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

Improvement and Innovation. 19) Celebrate innovation. DMAIC methodology 8 hidden costs Triz. Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model.