Innovation

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  1. Change and Innovation Through Brainstorming

    Change and Innovation Through Brainstorming

    $895.00

    <p> Whether we pursue it, or it is forced upon us, CHANGE can make or break any business. The deciding factor is the attitude of the employees charged with adapting to the challenge of finding new solutions.</p> <p> Change and Innovation through Brainstorming is a fun and highly entertaining video designed to kickoff any team meeting with a sense of energy and optimistic enthusiasm. Hosted by comedian and author, John Sweeney, and based on his best-selling book, Innovation at the Speed of Laughter, John explores and explodes the most common myths and misconceptions that hamper effective brainstorming and challenges the team to accept the potential of every idea in their search for solutions.</p> <p> John&rsquo;s contagious enthusiasm and eye opening insights combine with an amusing visual style to make this video a must for any meeting where teams are looking to find new solutions for any problem. In addition, John hosts a separate 12 minute video to prepare and inspire leaders for this critical challenge.</p> <p> Whether it is doing more with less or finding the next great new product or service this program will increase your team&rsquo;s ability to generate new ideas in a creatively safe and more productive team environment.</p> <p> <strong><br /> Run Time:</strong> 15 Minutes</p> Learn More
  2. Everyday Creativity

    Everyday Creativity by Dewitt Jones

    $795.00

    <p> &nbsp;</p> <h1> Everyday Creativity</h1> <h2> Run time: 20 Minutes</h2> <p> This popular program teaches a surprising truth about creativity -- that it&#39;s not a magical, mysterious occurrence, but a ready tool. Every day we are presented with the opportunity to come up with the next solution, the next right answer to our problems. Our ability to search for new ideas can mean the difference between success and failure. <br /> <br /> The video features <i>National Geographic</i> photographer <b>Dewitt Jones</b>, who uses memorable stories and his own inspirational photos to show us that we can be more creative in everything we do, from problem solving to managing others. <b>Everyday Creativity</b> is a motivational and beautiful film that is essential for your organization if you believe your people can accomplish the extraordinary.<br /> <br /> <b>Through visual example, viewers are inspired to:</b></p> <ul> <li> See that creativity is a matter of perspective</li> <li> See that there&#39;s always more than one right answer</li> <li> Break old patterns</li> <li> Reframe problems into opportunities</li> </ul> Learn More
  3. Focus Your Vision

    Focus Your Vision

    $795.00

    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="text"> How can we find our direction, our purpose? When we combine our energy and passion with our focused visions, we give ourselves direction and power. Dewitt Jones&#39;s newest release, <em>Focus Your Vision</em>, encourages us to develop our visions and turn them into reality.</p> <p class="text"> When we connect with our visions, and in doing so, release our passion; we have a better understanding of who we are, what we stand for, and where we are going.</p> <p class="text"> <em>Dream the dream, find that extraordinary vision, and keep it in focus.</em></p> Learn More
  4. For the Love of It

    For the Love of it

    $795.00

    <p class="text"> How can you find a way to love what you do? <br /> Every day?</p> <p class="text"> Join Dewitt Jones, National Geographic photographer and author of three best selling training programs, in <em>For The Love of It</em> as he shares with audiences the importance of beginning each day with a full cup.</p> <p class="text"> Dewitt discusses how we all have the ability to love what we do through honoring our passion, making a contribution to those around us, and expressing gratitude.</p> <p class="text"> When you work for the love of it, you will serve as an inspiration to yourself and to those around you.</p> <p class="text"> <strong><em>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t wait for it to come to you. You just have to fall in love with what you&rsquo;re doing, right now. &rdquo;</em></strong></p> Learn More
  5. Free Radicals of Innovation

    Free Radicals of Innovation

    $595.00

    Run time: 71 Minutes, total running time. Most people appreciate innovation&#39;s benefits, but few actively pursue it because of a fear of failure. Why? Because people are afraid of change. However, danger and failure can act as a catalyst for innovation spawning adventure, exploration, and fun. Learn More
  6. Great Minds on Creativity, Innovation and Imagination

    Great Minds on Creativity, Innovation and Imagination

    $295.00

    <p> Inspiring quotes from some of history&rsquo;s greatest minds set to dramatic music and coupled with classic footage. Let the likes of Thomas Edison, Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Einstein and Franklin Delano Roosevelt inspire you, motivate you and teach you through their own words, pictures and video. <br /> <br /> A great way to start any meeting or training session, the Great Minds will put your group in the right frame of mind to focus on Innovation and Creativity. <br /> <br /> This DVD video contains quotes from Albert Einstein, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Marie Curie, Mark Twain, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Neil Armstrong, Orville Wright, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Frank Lloyd Wright and Abraham Lincoln.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Package Includes:</strong> 3 minute DVD</p> Learn More
  7. In Search of Excellence Disney Segment

    In Search of Excellence Disney Segment

    $495.00

    <div class="product_desc"> <p> At <strong>Disney World </strong>you&rsquo;ll witness the hard work that goes into guiding and training a staff to understand that a commitment to quality and customer care is vital for success. <br /> <br /> Motivate your employees to be more innovative, responsive and committed than ever before! <br /> <br /> The In Search of Excellence video is one of the best selling training programs of all time.<br /> <br /> This DVD contains only the Disney Segment of In Search of Excellence. Please see <strong>In Search of Excellence</strong> for the full-length training program.</p> <h3> KEY LEARNING POINTS</h3> <ul> <li> Show your team that Excellence is attainable</li> <li> Discover how to increase productivity by removing fear of failure</li> <li> Promote employee motivation</li> <li> Communicate corporate values</li> <li> Creatively link reward to performance for greater payoffs and profits</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Run Time:</strong> 14 Minutes</p> </div> Learn More
  8. In Search of Excellence with Tom Peters

    In Search of Excellence with Tom Peters

    $775.00

    <p> Motivate your employees to be more innovative, responsive and committed than ever before! The In Search of Excellence video is one of the best selling training programs of all time. <br /> <br /> In In Search of Excellence - an intriguing and inspiring case study based program - Tom Peters is your host and guide for a far-ranging, behind-the-scenes investigation of phenomenally successful organizations. <br /> <br /> The In Search of Excellence DVD training program is based on the best-selling book, In Search of Excellence.<br /> <br /> In the boardrooms, think tanks and training centers of a wide range of the world&rsquo;s best-run companies, you&rsquo;ll see how &quot;Quality&quot; and &quot;Customer Service&quot; have truly become a way of life. You&rsquo;ll see leadership in action and learn from the best. The DVD provides insights into management excellence, customer service, leadership, and much more.</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>At Disney World</strong>, you&rsquo;ll witness the hard work that goes into guiding and training a staff to understand that a commitment to quality and customer care is vital for success.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>At Stew Leonard&rsquo;s Dairy</strong>, you will see how a passion for customers is translated into huge business success.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>On a visit to Apple Computers</strong>, you&rsquo;ll witness the birth of the Macintosh and watch as Steve Jobs leads his development team.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>You&rsquo;ll see how 3M</strong> encourages new product development by treating every manager as an entrepreneur. You&rsquo;ll also learn how 3M developed and marketed its legendary Post-It notes.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>At Dana Corporation</strong>, you&rsquo;ll see a factory manager meeting the challenge of increasing productivity through consultation and collaboration rather than confrontation.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>At North American Tool &amp; Die</strong>, you&rsquo;ll watch Tom Melohn motivate his people to work for &quot;no rejects.&quot;</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Moving to McDonald&rsquo;s</strong> you&rsquo;ll watch staff being rewarded and encouraged to strive for perfection.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <strong>At IBM&rsquo;s Golden Circle retreat</strong>, you&rsquo;ll listen in as the legendary Buck Rogers talks corporate values to a spellbound sales force.</li> </ul> <h3> KEY LEARNING POINTS</h3> <ul> <li> Show your team that Excellence is attainable</li> <li> Discover how to increase productivity by removing fear of failure</li> <li> Promote employee motivation</li> <li> Communicate corporate values</li> <li> Creatively link reward to performance for greater payoffs and profits</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Run Time:</strong> 88 Minutes</p> Learn More
  9. Innovate or Die

    Innovate or Die

    $495.00

    <div class="product_desc"> <p> The controversial message of the Tom Peters video program Innovate Or Die may unnerve and/or inspire you: <br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s pretty simple. The truth is we know nothing about what the Future may hold for American business. The only mortal sin in such an environment of uncertainty is to do nothing. <br /> <br /> Action counts. Even misdirected action. Just so long as you are moving fast!<br /> <br /> <em><em>&quot;If you don&rsquo;t like change, you&rsquo;re going to like irrelevance even less.&quot; </em></em></p> <p align="right"> - General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff U.S. Army</p> <p> The key to future success no matter how industries shake out is creating a corporate environment that:</p> <ul> <li> Encourages curiosity</li> <li> Nurtures research and development</li> <li> Goes beyond empowerment to equipping workers to run their own micro-businesses to better serve their customer base</li> <li> Implements innovative ideas, even at great risk for failure</li> <li> Promotes a Professional Service Firm approach to every task in every department</li> <li> Creates systems that are &quot;beautiful,&quot; and not simply technologically adroit</li> <li> Pushes beyond TQM and into realms of excellent design and passionate customer service takes decisive action NOW!</li> </ul> <p> In Innovate or Die, Tom Peters explores with his usual dynamic style the need for organizations to constantly change, innovate, and radically adapt in order to stay competitive. He introduces his concept of Circle of Innovation, a roadmap for getting from &quot;static here&quot; to &quot;innovative there.&quot;</p> <h3> KEY LEARNING POINTS</h3> <ul> <li> Understand the importance of innovation as a business and strategic tool</li> <li> Motivate your employees around the importance of speed</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Run Time:</strong> 52 Minutes</p> </div> Learn More
  10. Innovation at the Verge

    Innovation at the Verge

    $895.00

    <h1> Innovation at the Verge</h1> <h2> Run time: 18 Minutes</h2> <p> You find Verges between different industries, disciplines, professions and systems. When done right, innovating at the verge creates whole new categories of products and services, opportunities for improvement and competitive advantages.<br /> <br /> The video program features stories and real-world examples from disparate organizations partnering together, such as: General Motors and The Center for Disease Control, Target Stores and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with examples from Federal Express and Toyota. <br /> <br /> For years, trainers have come to rely on successfully using <i>Joel Barker</i> training programs because of their multiple levels of application. Using <b>Innovation at the Verge</b> will be no different. <b>Here are a few topics and areas for training:</b> <br /> <br /> <b>Creativity: </b> Teach people to create something new. Use the program to encourage creativity and push people out of their day-to-day thinking. Use the program to teach the importance of creating altogether new uses of what they are already doing.<br /> <br /> <b>Risk Taking:</b> Teach people to take risks. This program does not say hunker down and play it safe. This program is not for those who are set on doing the same thing, hoping for different results. Use the program to teach people how to take risks and look far outside of their comfort zone to find new ideas.<br /> <br /> <b>Leadership:</b> Teach people how to be imaginative leaders. Use the program to encourage leaders to see the value of building a diverse team of people with different ways of thinking and solving problems. Help leaders see that the best ideas often come from the most unexpected sources.<br /> <br /> <b>Communication:</b> Teach people how to talk about new ideas. The easiest thing to say is &ldquo;No, that wouldn&#39;t work&rdquo;. Use the program to teach how to talk about the value of new ideas. Help people to understand how innovations create new options that didn&rsquo;t exist before, enlarging the marketplace.<br /> <br /> <b>Innovation:</b> Teach people how to find the future. We are facing unprecedented demands for new ideas in energy, healthcare, education, transportation, housing--just to name a few. Use the program to teach people how to go exploring in places they usually ignore. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Learn More

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