Free Your Inner Genie!
by Mitchell Ditkoff
The creative process has been studied for decades by truckloads of psychologists, social scientists, and business leaders looking to cut through the Gordian knot of human behavior and understand the origins of brilliance. The research has resulted in the formulation of more models than any sane person would ever hope to read - all in a noble attempt to demystify creativity for "the rest of us." Well then, is there room for yet another model? Yes there is, especially the following one - which is not only simple, clear, and elegant - but also mine. (Hey, you've read this far already. Another three minutes isn't gonna kill you.)
The map, of course is never the territory, so don't expect the five-step model below to transport you nano-secondly to the holy land of creativity. Still, it will help you get your creative juices flowing. Or, if not that, provide you with some simple instructions on how to order the world's greatest deck of innovation-sparking cards.
Want to dive deeper into your creative process? Play four online, creative thinking games with Idea Champions' provocative genie. Or purchase Free the Genie, the WORLD'S GREATEST DECK OF INNOVATION-SPARKING cards, humbly referred to in the slightly overwritten introduction above…
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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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