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Innovation Kit: Platinum

The word "innovation" comes from the Latin word "innovatus," meaning "to renew." If it's time for YOU to renew your efforts to innovate, here's a great place to start. Idea Champions' Innovation Kits provide you with a rich variety of tools, tips, techniques, and truths for jump starting innovation. Choose from two versions: Silver, or Platinum to suit your specific needs, budget or mood of the moment.

LET'S DO LAUNCH: On Jump Starting Innovation
First things first: Innovation Kits do not provide the magic pill. They do, however, provide ways of increasing magic - in your life or business. Where to start? Here - with our 10-page "call to action manifesto" for change agents, entrepreneurs, business leaders, free thinkers, and innovation catalysts.

Need to get out of the box fast? Then "pick a card, any card" from our deck of 55 innovation catalysts. This beautifully designed brainstorming tool not only increases the quality and quantity of ideas you generate - it closes the gap between thought and action. Virtual version also available.
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FREE THE GENIE Leader's Guide 2 copies
Here's the perfect tool for trainers, facilitators, team leaders, and change agents seeking new ways to maximize use of Free the Genie cards. Our 8-page Leader's Guide offers 31 ways to use the deck as an icebreaker, brainstorming game, or coaching tool.

It's AHAPPENING! Creative Thinking Guidebooks
It's AHAPPENING is a set of five 16-page guidebooks that spark insight, creativity, and breakthrough ideas. Each guidebook features at least one creative thinking tool and process that even the most left-brained person will find useful. A perfect tool for trainers, coaches, any anyone needing a quantum leap.
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Awake at the Wheel 2 copies, hardcover and softcover
Looking for a powerful way to jump start innovation and get the creative juices flowing? Here's how. Written by Mitch Ditkoff, CEO of Idea Champions, Awake at the Wheel is both a business fable on what it takes to create and a practical toolbox to help aspiring innovators become more creative. "A superb catalyst for anyone with the urge to bring their best ideas into reality," notes Tim Gallwey, author of Inner Game of Work.
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Can innovation be distilled down to 10 key points? Yes. And we've done it. It begins with "Thou Shalt Have Fun" and continues from there - providing juicy sound bytes for anyone wanting an upbeat reminder of what it really takes to innovate. Suitable for framing, large scale origami, or buying in bulk.
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24 Ways to Foster Innovation in the Workplace
We know you can't change an organizational culture overnight, but you can start the process anytime. How? With our one-page checklist. 24 Ways to Foster Innovation in the Workplace highlights the essence of what we've learned in the past 20 years about making innovation real - day to day. Read it and leap.

Back to the Garden: On Creating a Culture of Innovation
If you are committed to establishing a culture of innovation in your organization, the first thing you'll need to do is get your head out of the clouds and your feet firmly planted on the ground. This 12-page whitepaper explains just how simple it is.
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ON THE WALL #2: A Set of 10 Laminated Words of Wisdom Quotes
Chances are good that your office, conference room, or training center could use an upgrade - something low-cost to spark some fresh thinking. Well, here it is - our set of 11x14 laminated quotes on a wide variety of innovation sparking topics.

INNOVATION ASSURANCE #2: 12 PowerPoint Shows on CD Rom
The only thing more overrated than Power Point is e-learning. Still, at the core of both is a great potential - the ability to deliver vital, game-changing content to your desktop. Which is why we created Innovation Assurance #2 - a set of 12 entertaining e-shows to keep you on top of your innovation game.
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BANKING ON INNOVATION: A Playbook for Creative Thinkers
This 172 page, perfect bound book is the perfect companion for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, change agents, and creative thinkers. It is chock full of tools, techniques, tips, teaching stories. and inspiration. It's been used in more than 50 leading corporations - from MTV Networks to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Creativity, according to some pundits, is the province of the "right brain." Most of us, however (including 95% of Idea Champions clients) live in the other side of the brain - the logical, linear, analytical side. Are there ways of helping left-brainers make the shift? Yes there are. And here are 33 strategies.


Top News & Offerings
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.
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.
What's the Problem
Einstein once said that if he had 60 minutes to solve a problem, he'd spend the first 55 thinking about the problem, and the next 5 solving it. This is the workshop he would have invented if time wasn't so relative.
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!
Face the Music Blues Band The world's first interactive business blues band. A great way to help your workforce go beyond complaint.

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