Think Create Share – Team Building and Innovation Activity

Mike Cardus

Time Frame: With a team of 10 people the activity is about 30 minutes. Ask people to get into teams of 3, if the numbers do not work out perfect a team of 2 or 4 is fine … 3 is ideal. The teams of 3 now have 3 minutes to share their findings. Keep each team to 3 minutes.

Two Team Building & Leadership Success Stories

Mike Cardus

To read more success stories check out Team Building Stories and the Exponent Leadership Stories. Team Building & Leadership Success Stories. Interested in your organization or team having a success story? Below are two short success stories.

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Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

DTC operator continues to be one of my favorites for working with teams that feel stuck or just cannot move out of their own way to explore the system and problem in a different way. I have written about DTC Operator before here and here.

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

Mike Cardus

Buffalo NY Creativity Innovation Leadership Problem Solving Products Rochester NY Speaking Engagement Team Building Team Building New York Western New York buffalo museam of science.

What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

A form of the Miracle Question: I tried a variation with a Project Team of Aircraft Engineers. The team and I had spent 3 days working through root-cause analysis and struggling to determine what was causing a certain screw to vibrate lose during flight.

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

Mike Cardus

I have found that it is easier and people on the team move with greater enthusiasm and collaboration when you ‘Start With What’ and determine the solution in the first step. Do you find the ‘5 Whys’ to be useful with your team?

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ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

Understanding and various uses of Nine Windows, a TRIZ inventive problem solving tool. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference. October 16 Quality Seminars. At the Millennium Hotel – Buffalo NY. Registration [link].

Thinking Through Innovation With Canisius College

Mike Cardus

Buffalo NY College Corporate Team Building Creativity Innovation Leadership Management Multi-Generational Training Organization Development Problem Solving Products Rochester NY Speaking Engagement Team Building Team Building New York Team Training Western New York canisius college D.

Identifying the Solution 1st, Makes Things Easier

Mike Cardus

There is a problem solving methodology called TRIZ the theory of inventive problem solving that I have been using with organizations, teams, and mangers for 2 years now. Below is a generic model of how the TRIZ tools operate. You can read about this model at The TRIZ Journal.

Thinking Differently Enabling Innovation Workshop Slides and Feedback

Mike Cardus

Buffalo NY Creativity Images Innovation Power Point Problem Solving Products Speaking Engagement Team Building New York Western New York innovation training innovation training buffalo ny Innovatoin consulting michael cardus speakers in buffalo ny TRIZ Thinking Differently.

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. Nine-Windows in human system i.e. team building & leadership, can be used as a planning tool.

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

Mike Cardus

Creativity Innovation Leadership Leadership Coaching Management Manager Training Power Point Problem Solving Team Building Team Training creative problem solving innovation blocks innovation workshop TRIZ trainingBlocks to Creativity and Innovation.

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

Mike Cardus

Join us as Michael Cardus, founder of Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership Inc. Buffalo NY Corporate Team Building Creativity Innovation Problem Solving Speaking Engagement Western New York buffalo business first organization development TRIZ

8 Routine Causes of Psychological Constipation

Mike Cardus

When brought into a team, a team construct is developed. The team creates a systems of practices, prejudices, experiences and beliefs ; that are reinforced through time and experience with your-self and the team. DEFINITION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INERTIA.

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

Mike Cardus

We all have problems , every team has problems, every organization has problems I have yet to meet a manager yet who doesn’t have problems…. The two teams met and both shared results. Creativity Innovation Problem Solving Successful Teams Team Building creative problem solving TRIZ

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Creativity To Innovation: Implementing Inventive Solutions

Mike Cardus

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. Creativity to Innovation. View more presentations from michael cardus.

Photo Inquiry Friday: Main Useful Function?

Mike Cardus

innovation problem solving leaderhship coaching team building & leadership TRIZ trainingMain Useful Function is the purpose or purposes for which the system was made.

Favorites of 2011: Photos of Teams

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/27/11 – Photos of Teams. 12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation). Perhaps the most kick-ass corporate team building photo I have ever seen! This is from the Western NY Critical Incident Stress Team.

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Executive Managerial Leadership Coaching: Case Study

Mike Cardus

Contact me to make your leaders & teams better. Creating a renewed focus for each person to be working for shared values and commitment to the organization, teams, the community, stake holders, and each other. Building Capacity for Effectiveness. Developed, trained, applied methods in TRIZ (the theory of inventive problem solving) for enhanced ability to innovate and utilize existing, new, and breakthrough methods to solve problems in team based methods.