Back in 2013, I set out on my journey to help companies build their innovation and creativity capabilities.
After all, you and I both know how important innovation and creativity are for growth, not only now but in the future.
The statistics highlight just how vital it is to keep developing these core skills:
I wanted to create the best training on the subjects in the world, so I looked at what most innovation and creativity training included.
And what I found shocked me.
Most “innovation” and “creativity” training and workshops (even the most expensive ones) don’t actually produce any tangible results!
They usually fall into two types:
Not only that, but the traditional way of running these training workshops is completely outdated, is a logistical nightmare, and sometimes even harms business performance.
Problems with traditional training methods:
In my professional opinion, this just wasn’t good enough.
I wanted to find out what actually making a successful difference to building the capability to not only generate breakthrough ideas, but execute those ideas into innovations and manage the process effectively.
So I contacted more than 50 of the world’s leading experts on creativity and innovation, asking them to share their Insider Secrets on what makes a difference to building innovation and creative capabilities.
They shared with me some of the most valuable, exclusive insights ever collected.
And now, I want you to have access to their knowledge in a way which is designed to start delivering results IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS.
I'm Nick Skillicorn, I study the evidence of what makes creativity and innovation work, and today I want to give you access to all of these Insider Secrets.
After spending hundreds of hours organising all of these interviews, I have now made them available to you in this unique, exclusive eLearning system.
I chose these 52 experts specifically because they would give you a breadth of insights across the boundaries of business, science and the arts. And these are some of the most respected experts in their fields, including Editors of scientific journals, Bestselling authors, Artists, Management leaders and even the former Editor of the Harvard Business Review.
Their Insider Secret insights here will help you achieve the following:
Understanding Creativity Learn the latest scientific insights on how creativity works in your brain, and how to enhance this ability in your team, your family and yourself (even if you feel like you aren't living up to your creative potential yet)
Managing Innovation Help your team actually execute innovations projects and deliver offerings which your customers actually want.
Leading Innovation Set up your organisation (no matter how large or small it is) to foster a culture where innovation thrives (rather than one where it dies, like in most corporate cultures strangled by bureaucracy.)
The All Access Pass available here gives you access to stream all of the expert interviews, as often as you want (with no deadline).
And unlike most other eLearning, you won't be overwhelmed by choice thanks to the TWO EXCLUSIVE BONUSES available nowhere else:
Benefits this All Access Pass provides to you:
This package features HD video interviews with 52 experts which you will not find anywhere else.
You'll learn things which could completely change the way you think about generating and executing ideas, and getting more value out of them.
Here's just a short set of highlights of what you will learn:
Here is a full list of all of the experts who were interviewed, and the secrets they will share with you:
Where in the brain does creativity happen? – Dr Arne Dietrich (Author of How Creativity Happens in the Brain)
Understanding the new “Jobs to be done” theory of innovation – Karen Dillon (Former editor of Harvard Business Review, Co-Author of Competing Against Luck)
How your workplace and surroundings affect your creativity – Leigh Stringer (Author of The Green Workplace)
Finding the new concepts and insights to take your company forward – Michael Graber (Founder of Southern Growth Studio)
How improvisation helps you play the scene you are really in, not the one you wished for – Shad Kunkle (Touring member of Second City Chicago)
How Innovation Culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage – Soren Kaplan (USC Center for Effective Organizations & Author of The Invisible Advantage)
The Ten Types of Innovation – Nick Skillicorn (Innovation and Creativity expert, Author, Speaker, Founder of Improvides Innovation Consulting)
The evidence of why managers ignore creative ideas (even when they think they don’t) – Dr Jennifer Mueller (Author of Creative Change)
Creating a culture of innovation aligned to strategy – Cris Beswick (Author of Building a Culture of Innovation)
Why you can’t just perform other people’s ideas your whole life – Peter Cook (Author of Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise)
Finding out what facilitates your creative flow – Adam Meggido (Co-creator of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical)
How insights from strangers can bring new ideas into your company – Dr Alan Gregerman (Author of the Necessity of Strangers)
Why you shouldn’t implement the best practices of other companies – Stephen Shapiro (Author of Best Practices are Stupid)
What the latest research is telling us about creativity – Dr Mark A Runco (Editor of the Creativity Research Journal)
Triggering innovative thinking using new prompts – Holly Green (Founder of The Human Factor)
Understanding the Three Horizons innovation framework – Paul Hobcraft (Founder of Agility Innovation)
The five stages of the creative process – James Taylor (Host of the Creative Life Podcast)
How to market your creativity to get paid what you’re worth – Jeffrey Shaw (host of Creative Warriors podcast)
Finding your creative personality type – David Goldstein (Author of Creative You)
Harnessing the power of constraints for innovation – Drew Boyd (Author of “Inside the Box”)
How to banish your inner critic – Denise Jacobs (Author of Banish Your Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-doubt, Unleash Creativity, and Do Your Best Work)
What makes creative individuals and teams, according to the latest research – Dr Mark Batey (Manchester Business School)
Keeping innovation management simple by finding real insights – Dr Kevin McFarthing (Founder of Innovation Fixer)
How idea management help get the best ideas across a whole company – Simon Hill (Founder of Wazoku)
How to use the structured Creative Problem Solving method –Gregg Fraley (Author of Jack’s Notebook)
How leaders can stop taking up space and start making space for innovation –Mark Bidwell (CEO Innovation Ecosystem and Chairman BC Platforms)
The power of storytelling in innovation –Mitch Ditkoff (Founder of Idea Champions)
The 4-C model of creativity –Dr James Kaufman (Author of “Creativity 101”)
Regaining your sense of self and your own ability to be creative –Patti Clark (Author of This Way Up)
How Expert Generalists can think of problems differently with analogies –Dr Art Markman (Author of Brain Briefs: Answers to the most (and least) pressing questions about your mind)
How to create a safe space for disruption –Janet Sernack (Founder of ImagineNation)
The 7 Fatal thinking flaws that prevent great ideas –Matthew E May (Author of Winning the Brain Game)
The spark (eureka moment) and grind (hard work) of creativity –Erik Wahl (Author of The Spark and the Grind)
Research shows creativity levels are falling over time. What can we do to reverse this trend? –Dr KH Kim (Author of “The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation”)
How lateral thinking helps you innovate from new perspectives –Paul Sloane (Author of Think like an Innovator)
How to pick the right moment to innovate –Gijs Van Wulfen (Founder of the FORTH Innovation methodology)
The difference between individual creativity and group creativity –Dr Keith Sawyer (Author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity)
How different perspectives and strategic detours can affect innovation –Mike Brown (Founder of Brainzooming)
Insights from running 1,000+ brainstorming sessions – Bryan Mattimore (Author of 21 Days to a Big Idea)
Research on how framing a problem can drastically change how creative you are –Dr Roni Reiter-Palmon (Editor of The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts)
Losing your fear of being “mad, bad or wrong” –Neil Mullarkey (Actor and Co-Founder of the Comedy Store Players)
Finding the right problems to solve –Greg Satell (Author of Mapping Innovation)
How to stop an ego from blocking innovation –Jorge Barba (President at Baja California Innovation Cluster)
How to challenge your assumptions and think in new boxes –Alan Iny (Head of Creativity at Boston Consulting Group)
Why starting your innovation journey with a question is better than an idea –Warren Berger (Author of A More Beautiful Question)
How becoming more connected with the world around you can help your creative energy flow –Austin Hill Shaw (Founder of Creativity Matters))
How to kill stupid rules which prevent you having the time to innovate –Lisa Bodell (Author of Why Simple Wins and founder of FutureThink)
How the best innovation insights come from a sample size of one person –Taddy Hall (Principal at The Cambridge Group; Leader of The Breakthrough Innovation Project)
The difference between NOWists and THENists –Dr Max McKeown (Author of The Innovation Book)
Our misconceptions around creativity –David Burkus (Author of Under New Management & Myths of Creativity)
The individualistic vs collectivistic people affect creative teams – Dr Jack Goncalo (Professor at University of Illinois)
How ambidextrous orgaisations can integrate innovations back into the company – Dr Ralph-Christian Ohr (Founder of Integrative Innovation)
With the Insider Secrets All-Access Pass, you'll be able to watch and study all of these powerful sessions on your own time.
You'll get lifetime access to these valuable interviews and you'll never have to worry that you're missing out.
Then, you can re-watch or re-listen however much you want to get maximum value.
And trust me, you're going to want to watch these several times to really let everything sink in.
First off, let me tell you I am overwhelmed at amount of valuable information and insight that was presented. Every video I've seen completely resonated with what we are seeing in our innovation efforts. I and a few others purchased All-Access passes and I encouraged others to do so on their own nickel - and chock it up to personal growth and development. Keeping the conversation moving and visible is critical to the corporate DNA modification.
I loved your fantastic “highlights” wrap-up of all of the sessions. The fact that you are letting us share that with others is the perfect "next step" in allowing the key messages to be communicated to our senior leadership team. I will be using it to force those conversations that need to take place - but don't just naturally happen.
Steve Weidemann - Business Transformation and Innovation Catalyst, Billion-dollar engineering company
Wow, so many of the expert interviews you showcased were worth the price of the conference.
Chris Weber - Talent Development Manager – Multi billion dollar defense corporation
In addition to the amazing, world-exclusive content within the interviews themselves, when you purchase the All-Access Pass you also get some exclusive bonuses not available to other summit attendees:
BONUS #1: “Impress your Boss” Executive summary video
We know you're busy.
So is your boss.
But in this exclusive video, Nick Skillicorn will highlight the key findings of each interview within a minute, so you can share the most important insights with everyone in less than the time of an afternoon meeting.
The very best insights from the whole 26+ hours of interviews are condensed into this single excutive summary video, which is less than two hours long.
Customers have said this was the single most valuable video they had seen, and that they used it to discuss the most important golden nuggets of insights with:
BONUS #2: “Find it fast” Interview Recommendations
Want to know exactly which videos to start watching, depending on what you're interested in learning.
Nick has put together several playlists of videos grouped by the types of insights you'll get, to save you the hassle of searching.
BONUS #3: Audio and PDF Transcript downloads
Sometimes, it is just more convenient to listen to interviews or read through transcripts when you are away from your desk. To achieve this, anyone who buys access to the All Access Pass also gets full downloadable audio and PDF transcripts of each and every interview.
Remember, these bonuses are not available to people who don't have the All-Access Pass, so don't miss out, and invest in yourself today!
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PS. On a peronal note, these are some of the most valuable interesting insights I learned from the experts:
And what I learned at the 38 minute mark in the executive summary video really surprised me.