Training Resources for Leading Innovation
If you’ve completed the training Leading Innovation, then welcome to this resource page. Everything on here supports what you discovered and learnt on the training. If you’ve found this page without doing the training, feel free to browse.
The secret structure of great talks
From Ted: From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. At TEDxEast, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
Introduction to Solution Focus
A light intro to what a Solution Focus is, good as a refresher on the basics.
Margaret Heffernan: Pecking order
Leadership, performance & hierarchy
Creative Problem Solving in the face of Extreme Limits
“When external resources are scarce, you have to go within yourself to tap the most abundant resource, human ingenuity, and use that ingenuity to find clever ways to solve problems with limited resources.”
I think this will be very important in years to come as we see even more pressure on natural resources and changing economies.
From Ted: Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.
Creative houses from reclaimed stuff.
TED: In this funny and inspiring talk, Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own drive to make more with less.
It’s not about being the boss.
FROM TED: What’s the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated “creatives.”
How are you managing pressure and change?
Learn the difference between living above the line versus below the line and locate yourself across every area of your life.
Dan Pink on Intrinsic Motivation
Motivation: Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose
Articles by David Savage
There’s a short exercise I often run when I’m speaking and training. I give twelve to fourteen volunteers a simple brief to create a certain formation together but without communicating. When I ask them how they think it’ll go, “Chaos” is the word that normally arises from what they perceive is an impossible task. However, in less that two minutes, they complete the task and it’s mind-blowing!read more
How a scuba diving emergency illustrates key principles of conflict resolution “Twenty-metres down I feel a tug on my fin… my buddy signals he’s out of air, his face full of fear… “read more
What are the signals of lack-luster team performance, and what are the solutions? David Savage shares the questions he looks to get answered when starting to coach a new team. #1: Commitment: Does everyone in the team want to be in the team? There's a difference...read more