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Creative Thinking Guidebooks

This series of five, visually compelling guidebooks gives aspiring innovators a simple way to get out of the box and tackle pressing business challenges in new ways. These 16-page books are the distillation of 20 years' experience teaching thousands of people how to tap into a higher level of creativity. Can be used by facilitators, managers, and change agents as a teaching tool for meetings and trainings. They are also useful for anyone looking for a simple way to solve tough problems, generate breakthrough ideas and achieve extraordinary results.

What They Do

  • Helps aspiring innovators get unstuck
  • Provides a clear process to spark breakthrough thinking
  • Increases the quality and quantity of original ideas
  • Makes creative thinking techniques accessible to everyone
  • Complements analytical Six Sigma tools

1. Blue Sky Thinking.
Learn how to use structured fantasy to trigger breakthrough business solutions (and understand why Albert Einstein and the Soviet Union Grand Chess Master both claimed their ability to fantasize was essential to their extraordinary success).

2. Qualities of an Innovator
Describes the 20 leading indicators of a corporate innovator. But more than that, it engages you in a step-by-step process of developing the kind of mindset necessary to turn top-of-the-line ideas into bottom-line realities.

3. Lead Into Gold
Helps you identify (and go beyond) the limiting assumptions preventing you from creating breakthrough results on the job. Unlocks your potential to be an inspired, boundaryless force for change and innovation

4. The Idea Lottery
Takes one of the key principals of creative thinking — the ability to synthesize new possibilities from pre-existing elements — and translates it into three easy-to-do problem-solving techniques. Increases flexibility and fluency of ideation.

5. Metaphors Be With You
Teaches you how to use "mental pictures" (i.e. metaphors, similes and analogies) to solve pressing business challenges in new ways. Especially useful for word-driven, analytical thinkers. "I rarely think in words at all." — Einstein

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MitchDitkoff.com
Click here for the simplest, most direct way, to learn more about Idea Champions' semi-fearless leader, Mitch Ditkoff. Info on his keynotes, workshops, conferences, and more.
Storytelling at Work
Storytelling at Work is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling in business – why it matters and what you and your organization can do to leverage the impact of storytelling in the workplace.
Top 5 Speaker
Mitch Ditkoff, the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions, has recently been voted a top 5 speaker in the field of innovation and creativity by Speakers Platform, a leading speaker's bureau.
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Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
Brainstorm Facilitation
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Cultivating Innovation
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.
Our Blog Cabin
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.
Team Innovation
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.
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Awake at the Wheel, Book about big ideas 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.
Featured in Alltop Guy Kawasaki's Alltop "online magazine rack" has recognized Idea Champions' blog as one of the leading innovation blogs on the web. Check out The Heart of Innovation, and subscribe!
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