On Sunday morning I noticed a post on LinkedIn. It included a visual of a quote from an article, which included these words: “…it’s highly recommended that you leverage its placement to either the CEO or one of his direct
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Journey to Excellence conference held in Manchester in the UK.
This is an annual conference, organized by True North Excellence, created to inspire through sharing best practice, building new networks, and experiencing best in class learning.
I delivered a workshop to around 75 delegates, titled ‘Solving the Biggest Problem with Problem Solving’ and I used Tom Wujec’s Draw Toast activity during the workshop.
Brainstorming is a very useful and valuable tool when you need to generate ideas. I’d be willing to bet that all CI practitioners (and probably the majority of managers generally) have been in a brainstorming session at some point.
But are they always effective?
Do the creative, innovative ideas flow easily?
Fourteen years ago, I attended a brilliant one-day workshop at the Roffey Park Institute led by Dr Vincent Covello of the Center for Risk Communication in New York. Dr Covello is an internationally recognised expert in risk, crisis, conflict, change, and high-stress communications. The workshop was titled ‘Communicating in Times of High-Stress’….
Everyone HATES change! Right?
This is something I hear all the time. And I bet you do too if you are a Continuous Improvement Manager or someone involved in Change Management.