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Making Innovation Happen

A Global Aggregation of Leading Edge Articles on Management Innovation, Creative Leadership, Creativity and Innovation.  

This is the official blog of Ralph Kerle, Chairman, the Creative Leadership Forum. The views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of the International or National Advisory Board members. ______________________________________________________________________________________


Entries in Tools (32)


A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Storytelling - BBC

Here is a very neat set of guides for digital storytelling from the BBC. They are written for those helping others to make digital stories but most of the guidance is still relevant if you're making your own story.

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50+ Tools for Web Based Collaboration - Popwuping

The following is a highlight of a competitive analysis I did earlier this year when I was involved in designing software that would allow remote research teams to work together. While software is still a long way from replacing all in-person collaboration it's becoming easier for remote or mobile workers to stay productive and communicative with their team. Certainly the tools we have available today are a vast improvement over what I used when I first tried telecommuting 12 years ago! There are many articles out there covering similar if not exactly the same ground. Hopefully you will find some gems in mine.

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Eight reasons why brainstorming doesn’t work, and what you can do about it.- Linda Naiman, Creativity At Work

Why do people hate brainstorming so much? If the same people who work with the same problems everyday meet and discuss these problems using the same language and procedures the outcome is always predictable. Sameness breeds more sameness. Seeing the world with old eyes only helps produce old ideas. —Arthur VanGundy, PhD Sounds tedious doesn’t it? Here are seven more reasons why brainstorming doesn’t work:

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The Top 5 Websites To Spark Your Creativity - makeuseof.com

Where should you turn to when you need an idea to set off an entrepreneurial endeavor or escape the shackles of writer’s block? If this was the 20th Century, you might have no choice but to sit around and think for a while, hoping that something might spark your creativity and an idea will just pop into your head. But this is the 21st Century, and there are tons of websites out there that can give a much-needed spark to your creativity. Here are five of the best.

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The Art of Business Design 2.0 - James Rock

View more presentations from James Rock.
While this Slideshare presentation is a form of self-promotion for James Rock of Cultivar Consulting it is also a neat summary of the principles of design thinking - authentic or otherwise