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Judgment Free
December 06,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Judgment Free

Brainstorming Marketing executive, Alex Osborn, popularized the term Brainstorming in his 1953 book “Applied Imagination.” He intended to codify the conditions around enhancing group creativity. After numerous idea pitch sessions, he recognized what happened during great sessions and what occurred... READ MORE

9m Overview
9m Overview

9m Consulting We help enable innovation for businesses that are navigating transformation. Unlike other firms, we specialize in building a creative culture that can pivot. Need for Innovation The average lifespan of a company used to be more than 60-years.... READ MORE

Team Transparency
December 02,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Team Transparency

Bridgewater Ray Dalio, one of the 100 wealthiest people in the world, runs the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. He feels that radical candor and transparency to their clients and investors directly links to the success of Bridgewater. Dalio applies the... READ MORE

Supported Outcomes
November 25,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Supported Outcomes

Toyota Way Toyota built one of the most effective management processes for the 21st century in the Toyota Production System. By empowering the workforce to systematically resolve issues and make improvements they generated a cycle of continuous improvement. The model... READ MORE

Balanced Participation
November 19,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Balanced Participation

Hence, Conversation Hogs Every facilitator has experienced the conversation emperor. The one individual that is first and last to speak. The participant that overtakes a meeting with their opinions. Early in my career, I experienced my first conversation hog. A... READ MORE

Provide Problems Not Solutions
November 07,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Provide Problems Not Solutions

Learning Cells A learning cell is a Lean process that maximizes the philosophy to provide problems, not solutions. The learning cell is a workshop designed to explore problems by a diverse group of participants. Led by a facilitator, a team... READ MORE