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3 Creativity Challenges: 30 Circles & Mind, Empathy Maps | HBR Blogs

3 Creativity Challenges: 30 Circles & Mind, Empathy Maps | HBR Blogs | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
Innovation requires practice.

 

Mindmaps are a powerful way to overcome fear of the blank page, look for patterns, explore a subject, come up with truly innovative ideas, record their evolution so you can trace back in search of new insights, and communicate your thought processes to others.

While lists help you capture the thoughts you already have, mindmaps help to generate wildly new ones. 

[The] 30 Circles exercise is a great warm-up and also highlights the balance between fluency (the speed and quantity of ideas) and flexibility (how different or divergent they are). 


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Thanks for sharing this Deb! Yes, I agree. Sometimes innovation and creativity seems to "frighten" some people/jobs. Once we all get over the "stagefright" the sooner we can all start growing!

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:35 AM

I've heard, and experienced from time to time, that innovation and creativity is something that is not expected or even welcomed in jobs. 

In a previous Scooped post (reposted next to this one), research on creativity indicates...coworkers.... don't even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm.


So, yes, exercises, tools like this matter, maybe a lot.  ~  D

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Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

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Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome.

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FREE Online lectures...42 hours of Buckminster Fuller's visionary lectures!

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Wearable technology shirt offers fitness tracking - QR Code Press | QR Code Press

Wearable technology shirt offers fitness tracking - QR Code Press | QR Code Press | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
wearable technology in the form of a t-shirt from OMsignal, which features knitted electrodes to work as sensors for respiration and heart rates has now

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Richard Platt's curator insight, May 15, 12:40 PM

More on OM's biometric clothing

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Drumroll: Announcing the 2014 DataBeat Innovation Showdown ...

Drumroll: Announcing the 2014 DataBeat Innovation Showdown ... | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
We received over 100 quality startup applicants to the DataBeat Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of VentureBeat's second annual big data event (next Monday and Tuesday, May 19-20 in San Francisco).
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It doesn’t take 10,000 hours to learn a new skill. It takes 20. And here’s how…

It doesn’t take 10,000 hours to learn a new skill. It takes 20. And here’s how… | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

If you have 20 minutes, watch the video, it's worth it.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:04 AM

The insights thanks to Kenneth Mikkelsen:  

1) Deconstruct the skill.

2)  Learn enough to self correct.

3) Remove barriers [and distractions.]

4) Practice - for at least 20 hours.


Practice could be greatly aided by group coaching and accountability partners, as well as good follow-on structure.


As a team, group coach and someone acquainted with peer learning circles, this reasonates.   ~  Deb

Estelblau's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:27 PM

What's your opinion? Do you agree?

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:11 AM

Here's a summary of the TEDx insights, thanks to Kenneth Mikkelsen:


1) Deconstruct the skill.
2) Learn enough to self correct.
3) Remove barriers [and distractions.]
4) Practice - for at least 20 hours.


Practice could be greatly aided by group coaching and accountability partners, as well as good follow-on structure.


As a team, group coach and someone acquainted with peer learning circles, this resonates.

From Agile Learning  ~ Deb

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Univ. Michigan completes 1st stage of stem-cell therapy for ALS

Univ. Michigan completes 1st stage of stem-cell therapy for ALS | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
With an operation to inject stem cells into the spinal cord of an ALS patient on Oct. 2, a team at the University of Michigan completed the first stage of its U.S.

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Agile & Jelly Beans | TorranceLearning

Wondering why Agile encourages task analysis (breaking large tasks into smaller tasks)? It’s all about accurate estimating and jelly beans. But mostly

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Megan Torrance's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:52 PM

A blast from our blogging past ... Jelly beans! A wonderful way to learn about estimating for Agile.

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Win with humility and lose with grace.

Win with humility and lose with grace. | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:01 AM

Win with humility and lose with grace.

~ Mike V., Chief Information Officer


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The Shifts We Will Barely Feel - Adaptation via Chris Brogan

The Shifts We Will Barely Feel - Adaptation via Chris Brogan | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

PEOPLE WON’T EVER DO THAT:  The enemy of understanding change and shifts is the mindset that says “no one will give up owning their music.”

More examples from top blogger Chris Brogan:

It’s the mindset that says, “Stay at someone’s house? Too creepy. Hotels only.”

 

The moment you shift your thoughts into “people won’t” territory, you’ll miss what can happen, what might happen, and what will happen.

People won’t want dinners that take 3 minutes to heat up. 

 

  

 

People won’t want food handed to them through windows. 

 

  

 

People won’t want to read blogs from unknowns when they can follow the mainstream. 

 

  

 

People won’t type 140 character messages.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:46 AM

Did  you ever hear about "salad in a bag?"  Now, in the US, it is ubiquitous, along with veggies in a bag, milk in boxes, refried beans in a bag.  ~  D

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What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

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Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 4:03 PM
Muito bom!
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Very nice
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Five Routes to More Innovative Problem Solving

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Tricky problems must be shaped before they can be solved. To start that process, and stimulate novel thinking, leaders should look through multiple lenses. 


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Is Your Company Innovative?

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Tuesday night Michael Ifkovits from Pittsburgh send me this tweet:
@gijsvanwulfen What would you say are top 5 signs your company is (or isn't) innovative?
I responded within a minute. So on

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Robin Martin's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:50 AM

Great article with some great tips!

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Innovators: "No!" Is Only the Beginning

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Being an innovator is not an easy job. Especially when you're innovating within a large organization (and you are not the boss), you need to convince a lot of people. You need to inspire your

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Robin Martin's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:10 AM

I'm sure most creative/innovative people are quite used to hearing this! : ) I've found that the whole innovative process begins with having to "first" be innovative enough to change the minds of lots of stubborn folks! Thanks for sharing! Great article!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:28 AM

We will always be faced with no along the way. What do we do when that happens?

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How Habits Make You Less Creative

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Maintaining a routine can help keep you productive. But stick to it too strictly and your most interesting work may wither.

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Why Innovation Eats Reinvention's Lunch, Every Time - Forbes

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This company would come to symbolize American innovation and capitalism, creating radical new business models and products that would define an industry and a nation.

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The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade

The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
A decade ago the idea of driverless fully electric cars, digital currencies and deep sea mining seemed like science fiction.

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Techstore's curator insight, May 16, 10:05 AM

The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade.

#socialmedia #technews #technology

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 20, 9:39 AM

Predicting trends and acting upon that with a clear vision is makes all the difference in this competitive world. This article only gives general ideas and trends, but it's good to sit down and look at your options.

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Several of these trends have implications on our energy strategies and ecological ideas. Take a look.
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Complete Times innovation report warns of digital lag - Capital New York

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Fast Company Complete Times innovation report warns of digital lag Capital New York A day after New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger made the jaw-dropping announcement that now former editor Jill Abramson would be replaced by...
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3 Creativity Challenges: 30 Circles & Mind, Empathy Maps | HBR Blogs

3 Creativity Challenges: 30 Circles & Mind, Empathy Maps | HBR Blogs | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
Innovation requires practice.

 

Mindmaps are a powerful way to overcome fear of the blank page, look for patterns, explore a subject, come up with truly innovative ideas, record their evolution so you can trace back in search of new insights, and communicate your thought processes to others.

While lists help you capture the thoughts you already have, mindmaps help to generate wildly new ones. 

[The] 30 Circles exercise is a great warm-up and also highlights the balance between fluency (the speed and quantity of ideas) and flexibility (how different or divergent they are). 


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Thanks for sharing this Deb! Yes, I agree. Sometimes innovation and creativity seems to "frighten" some people/jobs. Once we all get over the "stagefright" the sooner we can all start growing!

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:35 AM

I've heard, and experienced from time to time, that innovation and creativity is something that is not expected or even welcomed in jobs. 

In a previous Scooped post (reposted next to this one), research on creativity indicates...coworkers.... don't even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm.


So, yes, exercises, tools like this matter, maybe a lot.  ~  D

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Universities embracing role as ‘incubators’ for tech start-ups | The Raw Story

Universities embracing role as ‘incubators’ for tech start-ups | The Raw Story | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.

 

With two classmates, he got free office space on campus and $7,500 in funding from the university’s student startup accelerator, TechArb.

 

The project, a restaurant recommendation app called MyFab5 using a “favorites” formula, is now preparing a national launch.

 

The project is among dozens at Michigan and thousands across the United States getting help from “incubators” at US colleges and universities, often with a dream of launching the new Facebook or Google.

 

“There’s a real spark of entrepreneurship on campus,” said Schemanski, who graduated in 2012 with a business degree.

 

“There are a lot of entrepreneur clubs and programs and events every couple of weeks,” he told AFP.

 

The 23-year-old, who had begun his own pedicab service as a freshman, acknowledged that “it’s definitely a sacrifice” to work nights and weekends on these projects while other students attend parties and football games.

 

But he said “there is a good support network” of professors and mentors to help students and new graduates get their startups going.

 

Hundreds of US colleges and universities have created incubators, aiming to provide a different kind of educational experience, and a chance for a successful company.

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:15 PM

Universities have been seen as staid, behind the times ivory towers.  With declining state funding at publics & escalating costs everwhere, there is an entrepreneurial spirit entering the academic halls, and this is witness to it. ~  D

Carrie Davis Childerston's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:03 AM

From Pedi Cabs to Restaurent Apps.. this U of M grad is one to watch.

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Innovators need serenity, courage and wisdom

If you are uncomfortable, dissatisfied, disappointed in your products and services, you may be an innovator.  Of course, you may simply be a curmudgeon, never happy with anything, but that will be evident to everyone around you.  The difference between curmudgeons and innovators is often subtle, but it deals with the difference between simply complaining, and acting on your passion.  Innovators are frequently dissatisfied, but are simultaneously seeking new and better solutions.  As Emerson wrote, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man."


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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

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Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Use Twitter for informal learning.Post from: The eLearning Coach.

 

 

 

 


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Robin Martin's comment, July 31, 2013 9:25 PM
Very, very cool Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 31, 2013 11:49 PM
Thanks for the comment Robin!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:50 PM

First shared on Agile Learning, this post also belongs here in the Social Media Learning Lab.  ~  Deb

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Three Critical Innovation Roles: Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker

Three Critical Innovation Roles:  Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it

Innovation comes from informal key leadership roles. Brokers, Role Models and Risk-takers are the engine of innovation cultures.


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Robin Martin's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:14 AM

"You won’t find these functions described in job descriptions, nor will you find someone with a title like “risk-taker.”  You won’t find these roles being incentivized, or formally evaluated or even recognized, as a rule.   Like many aspects of an innovation culture, they happen – serendipitously – or they don’t.  And because the roles are elusive and difficult to measure, they can go unappreciated and unnoticed.  And then they gradually fade away.

 

But if you look hard in your organization, trust your own judgment, and use your best observational skills, you can find, nurture, and acknowledge these key individuals and keep their critical skill sets alive . . . and growing."

Pascal Hoguet's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:13 PM

Des rôles clés, facteurs de succès pour favoriser l'innovation dans une organisation.

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Innovation: No Measurement Means No Leadership

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Leading innovation requires the mindful creation of empirical measures of the organizational ecosystem.

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Henry Doss's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:01 PM

Some reflection on the relationship between measurement and leadership.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, August 21, 2013 12:09 PM
Thanks for sharing Henry. I always reflect and learn from reading your insightful blog posts. Best, Kenneth
Henry Doss's comment, August 21, 2013 12:15 PM
Thanks Kenneth! I always think of "loud listening" when I see your name here!
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Constant and Strategic Innovation is a Must: It’s About Providing More Value Than Anyone Else

Constant and Strategic Innovation is a Must: It’s About Providing More Value Than Anyone Else | Innovation, Creativity & Agility: SURVIVE! | Scoop.it
Is innovation important? Ask Blockbuster if they saw Netflix coming. Here’s a hard truth: The market will always be searching for something new—and you, not your competitor, must be the

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Robin Martin's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:12 AM

This is a definite "must read" for anyone and everyone!!