August 29, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Drives Creativity?

If you have 23 minutes to spare and want to get some insights into what drives creativity (and what gets in the way), I invite you to click this link and listen to Gil Hanson’s interview of me on his BE YOUR BEST podcast (episode #33).

Gil is a mas…


August 24, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization.
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August 23, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Everything You Need to Know About The Year of Living Creatively

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller

The next Year of Living Creatively course begins on September 12th.

If you are interested, but not yet certain if the course is right for you, the f…


August 20, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

15 Quotes on the Importance of Asking the Right Question

As a facilitator of the creative process, I continue to be astounded by how few organizations have any kind of process is place to PAUSE, reflect, and make sure they are coming up with the right questions. Apparently, I’m not alone.

1. “It’s not tha…


August 18, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

People’s Three Biggest Concerns About Enrolling in THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY

Here they are: 1) Time; 2) Money; 3) Identifying a specific project.

That’s it, folks. Those are the three most common reasons why people hesitate to enroll in The Year of Living Creatively, even if they understand the value of the course and have …


August 18, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Do You Uncover Unseen Problems?

Anyone who works in the problem definition space knows the pitfalls of hidden issues. Solving a problem is sometimes dependent on who is articulating the problem, the lens with which they view the world, and the space that they have at the table…


August 16, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis


If you are in the process birthing (or wanting to birth) an inspired idea, dream, vision, goal, or creative venture, I invite you to consider enrolling in my upcoming YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY course — a two-month, online learning adventure (startin…


August 13, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis


Once a week, for eight weeks, participants in The Year of Living Creatively course receive three, online self-inquiry pages from the list below. This is an opportunity for them to pause, reflect, and dive into their own creative process — a simple …


August 13, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Five Reasons Why You Should Think Like a Criminal

Have you seen the movie The Day of the Jackal? In this 1973 film directed by Fred Zinnemann, Edward Fox plays a professional assassin, the “Jackal,” who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. It is a compelling thriller in which it…


August 12, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Year of Living Creatively Begins on September 12th

If you are a reader of this blog, you most definitely are committed to becoming more innovative and creative. As the Founder and President of Idea Champions (and author of this blog), that has been my focus since 1987 — providing innovation-sparkin…


August 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Four Traits Your Next CEO Must Have For Your Organization to Thrive

Want to ensure your organization will thrive over the long run? If so, then your next CEO must have these four traits – 1) relentless focus on the long-term future; 2) inherently entrepreneurial mindset; 3) solid grounding in reality and the fundamenta…


August 9, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

27 Best Practices of High Performing Volunteer Organizations

Unless you’ve been in a coma your entire life, chances are good that, at some time in your life (maybe now?) you’ve been a volunteer for a non-profit organization.

That’s the good news.

The not-so-good news is that many volunteer organizations, wi…


August 5, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Can Enterprises Think and Execute Like a Startup?

Around the world and across industries, enterprises are facing tremendous market upheaval. Transformation and disruption were the new normal well before the pandemic, but the coronavirus crisis accelerated certain trends toward innovation and digitizat…


August 4, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Biggest Adaptations We Need to Make to Accommodate Climate Change

In 2020, for the first time ever, solar and wind made up the majority of the world’s new power generation. In 2021, the US alone committed to protect 30% of terrestrial and marine ecosystems by 2030. And as of Earth Day this year, more than 30% of the …


August 2, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Whitepaper: Stimulating and Measuring Open and Cross Innovation 

As two intermediaries from Hamburg that foster open and cross innovation processes, Science Scout (an initiative of Hamburg Innovation) and Cross Innovation Hub (Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft) joined forces to start a discussion around the stimulation a…