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Mitch Ditkoff

Everything You Wanted to Know About Innovation, Creative Thinking, and Storytelling in 8 Minutes or Less

Click any of the videos below to listen to Mitch Ditkoff, Idea Champions' Co-Founder and President, elaborate on a variety of innovation-themed topics.


Cultivating a Culture of Innovation (8:23)
Storytelling as a Way to Deliver Meaningful Messages (3:39)
Organizations Do Not Innovate, People Innovate (4:40)
Creativity as the Act of Making New Connections (6:02)
Ask For and Receive Permission to Facilitate (4:29)
Innovation Requires Framing the Right Questions (7:03)
Want to Spark Innovation? Capture Attention First! (4:38)
The Six Sides of the So-Called Box (5:29)
Preparing the Ground for a Brainstorm Session (3:45)
Making the Most of Offline Ideas (3:36)
The Eight Dimensions of a Brainstorming Session (5:05)
How to Diffuse Idea Killing Behavior (3:35)
I'm From Woodstock. Yes, I Am! (6:39)
The AHA Moment and the HAHA Moment Are Related (2:31)
The Seed of Innovation Moment (2:40)
The Power of Acknowledgment and Appreciation (5:02)
On Being an Idea Champion (6:14)
Why and How to Establish Clear Team Agreements (6:06)
The Three Phases of a Brainstorm Session (3:26)
The Dark Side of Innovation Initiatives (4:38)
Managers Often Perceive New Ideas as Problems (4:43)
Fantasy as a Catalyst for Breakthrough Innovation (4:59)
Innovation Begins with the Individual (1:40)
How Teaching One Man to Juggle Got Us the AT&T Contract (5:37)
Making It Safe for People to Innovate (3:56)
10 Ways to Humanize the Workplace (6:46)
Go Beyond Your Limiting Assumptions (4:11)
If You Want to Innovate, Reframe "Failure" (3:07)
The Need to Balance Left Brain and Right Brained Thinking (3:03)
10 Ways to Enable Innovation in the Workplace (5:06)
Increasing the Odds of Follow Through (7:10)

VIDEOS produced by Athena Online
CONTACT: Mike Frick, at Speaker's Platform, to book Mitch for a keynote.

TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS: Innovation, creative thinking, & storytelling
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS: The impact of our work
MITCH'S NEW BOOK: Storytelling at Work
VIRTUAL INTERVIEW: Tell Us About Your Needs
OUR BLOG: The Heart of Innovation
HUFFINGTON POST: Sampling of Mitch's articles

Top News & Offerings
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 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.
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.
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.
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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