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Design Thinking & Innovation Workshops 

Through Active Exercises

Whether it's a half-day introduction or an intensive four-day program, LaKisha (Coach L) can tailor a workshop to the challenges facing your business. Some representative workshops are listed below, but there are many other possible topics. Contact us to schedule a planning call.

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Innovation Tournament

Tournaments are a proven method for generating more and better ideas for new products and services. But not all tournaments are successful – there are nine different decisions that have to be made, and a wrong choice can cause a tournament to become an expensive disaster. This workshop will teach the science of innovation tournaments and give everyone a chance to apply those lessons by participating in an actual tournament. By the end of this workshop you’ll have learned how tournaments can be structured, where problems can occur, and how you can develop a successful tournament for your company.

Creative Working

Innovating in Existing Markets:
Reviving Mature Products and Services 

How do you innovate and improve existing products or services? If all you create is incremental improvements, you’ll quickly become a commodity. But revolutionary, disruptive innovation is often expensive, difficult, and prone to failure.

This workshop focuses on a third type of innovation that is neither incremental nor disruptive. It’s an approach that many successful companies such as USAA, Sherwin-Williams, LEGO, Victoria’s Secret, Novo Nordisk, Gatorade, and Logitech have used to revive challenged products in mature markets. This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all company leaders should understand so that they can recognize it when their competitors practice it and apply it when it will give them a competitive advantage.

Through lectures, case studies, hands-on activities, and an innovation simulation, you’ll learn a set of proven techniques for mastering this approach to innovation. Integrated with these techniques is MIT’s unique Distributed Leadership Model—an impactful leadership framework based on four capabilities that support leaders who need to be creative and adaptive in new and unexpected ways. This model will help you deliver value-creating innovation and leverage the leadership capacity that exists throughout your organization.

Creative Working
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