High Velocity Brainstorming
"The High-Velocity Brainstorming sessions that you conducted for us were wonderful. We achieved all the goals we set out to accomplish and more. Many of the participants were amazed at the number of ideas generated in just two days. The Brainstorm Report captured every one of these ideas, so that we can reference it when working on additional projects in the future. Everyone came back to work full of energy and commitment to continue on the designated projects."
"Several of the ideas we came up with in the High Velocity Brainstorming session are being developed into concrete projects which are looking like very profitable opportunities. What is especially important, though, is the enthusiasm and energy level people still have as a result of the session. There is much more open communication. More people are open to new ideas. More people are carrying through on project assignments. As a result of the session, we have more buy in to the business objectives and have all kinds of people looking for new opportunities."
"Since we conduct many brainstorming sessions at AT&T, we felt that we had heard almost every idea already. We hoped that the session with Idea Champions might yield one new idea. I can only say that we were overwhelmed with the volume of ideas that were generated. We got not only one new idea, but dozens! Of these ideas, we looked at four in depth and at this point all four of the ideas are being developed into real, marketable products. One product was so simple and effective that we will be introducing it on the next few months. Participants left the session with renewed excitement in their jobs and expressed repeatedly how happy they were that someone was finally listening to their ideas. After two days of intense brainstorming, people were not burned out; instead, they were re-energized and had a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment."
"I am delighted with the work that you did for us in Product Development. You were able to mold a room of stolid and crusty business people into a lively team of innovators. Through your leadership of the brainstorming session, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. The best of these will guide AT&T's development for years to come and will be enjoyed by our customers. Many who joined the session were amazed at their own creativity, which they never knew they possessed. Everyone felt that it was an outstanding day, both personally and professionally."
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Storytelling for the Revolution
Storytelling for the Revolution is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling to elevate the conversation on planet Earth. Provocative. Evocative. And fun. YOU have stories to tell. This book will help you tell them.
Storytelling at Work
"The world is not made of atoms," wrote the poet, Muriel Rukeyser. "It's made of stories." Learn how to discover, honor, and unpack the stories of yours that show up "on the job" in Mitch Ditkoff's award-winning 2015 book, Storytelling at Work.
Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
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Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
Innovation is a team sport. Brilliant ideas go nowhere unless your people are aligned, collaborative, and team-oriented. That doesn't happen automatically, however. It takes intention, clarity, selflessness, and a new way of operating.
If you're looking for a powerful way to jump start innovation and get your creative juices flowing, Awake at the Wheel is for you. Written by Mitch Ditkoff, Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions.
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