February 28, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How do different countries see the importance of creativity differently?

It is no surprise to anyone that different cultures think differently. I recently came across a piece of research which aimed to look at several countries’ perspectives on creativity, especially creativity in the workplace. Advertising agency Crispin Porter Bogusky surveyed 806 people in 8 countries in 2016 about their attitudes towards creativity, together with Vlad […]

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February 25, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Diversity of thought can have a higher impact

Diversity is good for creativity. That has been scientifically shown numerous times, such as when researchers compared the creative success of teams which had all worked together before and those who were all new to the group. The ideal ratio for creative performance seems to be about 50% new blood – 50% old groups. Now, […]

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February 24, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S7E152: Ashleigh Wilson – People over profits

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ashleigh Wilson, founder and CEO of Auditmate. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:00 – Ashleigh’s life as an elevator baby 00:03:00 – The moral compass required to find what customers actually need, in an established industry 00:07:00 – A company should give permission […]

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February 23, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

5 Tips on How to foster Psychological Safety on your teams

If you work in a team, you may have heard me talk about the importance of Psychological Safety before. Developed by Professor Amy Edmondson, it is a principle which shows a team that they can speak up when things are not going well, and foster a culture of collaboration and progress on challenging tasks. While […]

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February 22, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Happy Twosday

Today is the 22 of Feb, 2022. Written numerically, that could be written as: 22.02.2022 22.2.22 Both of which are a palindrome (same forwards as backwards), or since it is a date, perhaps better called a calendrome. Additionally, in Europe we write our times in a 24 hour format. So 10:22pm with 22 seconds in […]

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February 21, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What is ‘True Creativity’? (part 5 of 5 – register for this Thursday now)

So the time in nearly here. Over the past few weeks, I have told you about my journey to discover the secrets of creativity, the reason why understanding the true science behind creativity is going to be so important and what I am building with the new True Creativity Transformation System. Today, I just want […]

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February 18, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The innovative ways that Airlines make money with frequent flyer points

Airline loyalty programmes are fascinating. Not just because we happen to have enough frequent flyer points with one airline to fly around the world, but instead because of how they completely changed the business model of airlines. If you have any interest in understanding business model innovation, I highly recommend you watch this video (above […]

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February 17, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S7E151: Jim Euchner – Lean Startup in Large Organisations

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Jim Euchner. Jim is Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. He was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, […]

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February 16, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Dear Leaders: Stop preventing other people trying what you couldn’t succeed at

We already thought of that, and it didn’t work. How often I have heard that statement from teams when we have discussed potential new innovation ideas. It is often repeated by people who have been in the organisation longer, and who may have had a similar idea previously. They mean it as a warning to […]

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February 16, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Innovation Management Data Trends from 2021: What Can We Learn About 2022?

Many people have said that 2021 was 2020 Part II, but IdeaScale looked at some of our system data (as we do every year) to see what we could learn, and there are a few key trends we think are different from 2020, and that we think bode well for a creat…

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February 15, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Headlights

‘Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ This quote is often attributed to award-winning novelist E.L. Doctorow, but was popularised when it appeared in Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird (which also gave us some […]

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February 14, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What is ‘True Creativity’? (part 4 of 5)

Over the past few weeks, I have been telling you about the history behind True Creativity. How I started on the journey to find out how creativity worked, and why I found it so important to focus on the science of creativity. Today, I’d like to give you a sneak preview about what exactly I […]

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February 14, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Steve Jobs on Marketing

And here’s the Think Different ad that emerged from this way of thinking.

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February 11, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Fear of the unknown: The one true fear?

Why are people so hesitant to support new ideas? As we have seen in the past few weeks, people have a natural tendency to prefer things stay the way they are, as well as feeling negative experiences more strongly than positive experiences. But is there something even stronger at play here? Is there something about […]

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February 10, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Podcast S6E150: Alex Pang – The Benefits of a 4 Day workweek

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Alex Pang, founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten our workdays, while staying focused and productive. Alex is also the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You […]

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February 9, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Status Quo bias: Why people are resistant to change

In innovation projects, we often hear about companies resisting a change to the status quo. In this case, the status quo being how things are currently done. As a result, many innovation projects fail at the final hurdle, when they are asked to actually implement the change they were designed for. But is this preference […]

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February 8, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Top 12 Best Creativity Podcasts

If you are anything like me, you will have discovered how convenient and informative podcasts can be. Unlike a lot of other information on the internet, podcasts can be a great source of information direct from the mouth of an expert. Even better, because podcasts are audio, you can listen to them in the background […]

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February 7, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What is ‘True Creativity’? (part 3 of 5)

So for the past two weeks I have been telling you about my big upcoming plans. And that you could get a sneak preview of what was coming up by registering here for free. Today I want to begin telling you about ‘True Creativity’. As I mentioned last week, I have made it my mission […]

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February 4, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

TESTIMONIALS from GRADUATES: The Year of Living Creatively

“Mitch Ditkoff, the Founder of The Year of Living Creatively, has the ability to awaken the creative spark in others — an ability he has honed and refined to a fine elixir over decades of teaching and writing. Be prepared to have your mind blown, yo…

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February 4, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Bad is stronger than good: The Negativity Bias

Over the past several years, I have shown numerous examples of how companies and individuals are afraid of pursuing new ideas and innovations because they are afraid of the potential negative outcomes. Yet at a fundamental level, the question is why this is the case? Why, when faced with an opportunity which could either have […]

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February 3, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

S6E149: Whitney Johnson – Smart Growth: Understanding your S-Curve journey

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with award-winning author and innovation specialist Whitney Johnson. With nearly 2 million followers on Linkedin, she is one of the most popular speakers and experts on innovation, and we speak about her new book Smart Growth: How to Grow your People to Grow your […]

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February 2, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Wordle reminded me to slow down

If you are anything like me, you will likely have been obsessed recently with the online game Wordle. In case you have been living in a cave for the past month, you will likely have seen screenshots of its simple, five letter word layout all over the news and your social media feed. You solve […]

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February 2, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Does the Chief Information Officer Role Relate to Innovation?

Nearly 40% of IdeaScale’s customer base is run from a dedicated innovation department helmed by a Chief Innovation Officer, an innovation leader, an innovation manager or someone else. However, there is another emerging owner for innovation at a large …

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February 1, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Study shows half of people would accept a 50% lower salary to prevent colleagues earning more than them

I am always fascinated by studies into human behaviour. Especially when it shows that most people make illogical decisions which are based more on biases emotions than what is best for the person. One which I recently came across was especially fascinating. In a 1998 survey experiment by Solnick and Hemenway, 257 participants were asked […]

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February 1, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Is Communication Sabotaging Your Ability to Innovate? 

Avoid these four communications landmines as you navigate the stages of innovation.
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