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  1. 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
  2. Joel Barker’s Leadershift

    Joel Barker’s Leadershift

    $695.00

    <div class="product_desc"> <p> The concept of leadership is changing. Leadershift: Five Lessons for Leaders in the 21st Century explores these shifts and offers you five concepts that improve the performance of any leader. Using inspiring locations and vivid stories, Leadershift motivates every leader and aspiring leader to develop the skills needed to lead his or her organization into the future.<br /> <br /> Using bridge-building as a metaphor, futurist Joel Barker teaches us that, more than anything else, the 21st Century leader will build bridges... bridges built of hope, ideas and opportunities. Bridges that help us move from where we are to where we need to be.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3> Key Learning Points</h3> <ul> <li> Focus the majority of your efforts on the future</li> <li> Understand the nature of fundamental change</li> <li> Appreciate complex systems and how they work</li> <li> Examine your leadership style and how it affects productivity</li> <li> Create shared vision to build bridges into the future</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Run Time:</strong> 29 Minutes</p> </div> Learn More
  3. Paradigm Mastery Series

    Paradigm Mastery Series

    $695.00

    <p> For more than 20 years, Joel Barker has been helping organizations around the world understand, identify and anticipate change. Now, for the first time on video, he goes beyond the basics to offer you a comprehensive learning tool.</p> <p> The Paradigm Mastery Series is a five-part video program designed to help you explore the impact paradigms have on your world. This series will get people talking about the future and help you develop the hands-on skills needed to create an environment that is open to change.</p> <p> Filmed in a rustic lodge in Washington state, the Paradigm Mastery Series is presented in a relaxed atmosphere that will make you wish you were there. In each program Joel explores key paradigm concepts with 20 participants. Together, they learn how to apply these concepts to the workplace.</p> <p> The Paradigm Mastery Series will help you gain deeper insight into how people make decisions and why some people are more open to change than others. This five-part series offers you tools you can use to manage change everyday.</p> <p> &quot;My work has been greatly enhanced by this video retreat. I now better understand what I can do to manage change every day and anticipate the future.&quot; Neil Campbell, Microsoft</p> <p> Key Learning Points:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A leader&#39;s true responsibility</p> <p> To solve problems you think are &quot;impossible&quot;</p> <p> When to look for the next wave of change</p> <p> Each person&#39;s special role during change</p> <p> How to involve everyone in the search for the future</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Individual Programs:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Change and Leadership</p> <p> The Paradigm Effect</p> <p> The Paradigm Curve &nbsp;</p> Learn More
  4. Paradigm Pioneers

    Paradigm Pioneers

    $495.00

    <p class="text"> Business used to be like the old west. After the pioneers blazed new trails, settlers behind them would call out: &ldquo;Is it safe yet?&rdquo; When the pioneers called back: &ldquo;Yes, its safe now.&rdquo;, the settlers would follow, benefiting from the pioneers risk-taking.</p> <p class="text"> In Paradigm Pioneers, futurist Joel Barker shows that in the 21st century, settlers will be at the highest risk. When the followers call out: &ldquo;Is it safe out there?&rdquo;, the pioneers will answer: &ldquo;Sure but there&#39;s nothing left for you!&rdquo;</p> <p class="text"> You don&#39;t have to create your industry&#39;s next paradigm shift to be a pioneer. But you can succeed if you know how to spot emerging paradigms and have the intuition, courage, and persistence to bring them into practical application.</p> <p class="text"> Paradigm Pioneers identifies the essential traits of these trail blazers and discusses how you can become one.</p> Learn More
  5. Paradigm Principles

    Paradigm Principles

    $495.00

    <p class="text"> Profound change will one day transform the way you do business. The trouble is that new paradigms show up long before they are needed or wanted. Usually, we only recognize them when we are in crisis.</p> <p class="text"> Paradigm Principles takes you from being aware of the power of paradigms to having the tools to harness that power. Joel Barker explains how to determine when the next paradigm is likely to appear and how to find them.</p> <p class="text"> Paradigm Principles will help you on your way to the future.</p> Learn More
  6. Tactics of Innovation

    Tactics of Innovation

    $695.00

    <p class="text"> Tactics of Innovation explores a problem that plagues organizations everywhere: Why smart people reject good ideas.</p> <p class="text"> It is natural and logical for people to resist change, says Joel Barker. New ideas upset the balance and change makes things difficult. Only by developing the ability to present your idea from the users point of view will you be able to achieve success!</p> <p class="text"> Tactics of Innovation and its ten-step strategy will help you remove barriers to change. It is an important message for any organization that wishes not only to discover new ideas, but also to bring them into practice.</p> Learn More
  7. The Business Of Paradigms

    The Business of Paradigms

    $495.00

    <h2> Description</h2> <p> <b>What&#39;s Included:</b> DVD &amp; Leader&#39;s Guide <br /> (Program length: <strong>38 minutes</strong>)</p> <p> <b>Topics:</b> Barker, Joel Library, Change Management, Leadership</p> <p> Great ideas are emerging all around us. Some could open doors to incredible possibilities. Some could cancel nearly every competitive advantage we thought we had. And yet these ideas, which have the power to transform the way we live and work, are often invisible to us</p> <p> By helping us to understand our paradigms&mdash;the filters through which we experience the world&mdash;<em>The Business of Paradigms</em> helps us see opportunities that we have never seen before.</p> <p> Futurist <strong><em>Joel Barker</em></strong> issues an effective wake-up call, reminding us that the same ideas that brought us to where we are today are not necessarily the same ones that will take us to tomorrow.</p> <p> <em>The Business of Paradigms</em> is the best-selling business film of all time. Today, in the Internet age, its fundamental lessons are even more valuable to the emerging leaders at all levels of your organization.</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <h2> Key Learning Points</h2> <ul class="learning-points"> <li> Confront the perceptions that can blind us to change</li> <li> Transform the fear of change into flexible, open attitudes</li> <li> Understand the impact of paradigm paralysis</li> <li> Recognize previously hidden opportunities</li> </ul> Learn More
  8. The Discovering the Future Series

    The Discovering the Future Series

    Regular Price: $2,580.00

    Special Price: $1,744.00

    <p> The Discovering the Future Series has four tapes.</p> <p> <b>The Business of Paradigms</b></p> <p> Great ideas are emerging all around us. Some could open doors to incredible possibilities. Some could cancel nearly every competitive advantage we thought we had. And yet these ideas, which have the power to transform the way we live and work, are often invisible to us.</p> <p> By helping us to understand our paradigms--the filters through which we experience the world--The Business of Paradigms helps us see opportunities that we have never seen before.</p> <p> <b>The Power of Vision</b></p> <p> How did a prisoner find the will to survive hell on earth--Auschwitz concentration camp--so he could help others find the meaning of life? How did most of the sixth graders at P.S. 121 in Harlem, where few students had finished high school, beat the odds and go on to college? How do organizations inspire employees to be more than observers, to choose to actively create their futures?</p> <p> Vision</p> <p> The Power of Vision demonstrates that having a positive vision of the future is the most forceful motivator for change--for success--that companies, schools, communities, nations and individuals possess.</p> <p> <b>Paradigm Principles</b></p> <p> You may know that profound change--a paradigm shift--will one day transform the way you do business. The trouble is that new paradigms show up long before they are needed or wanted, and we usually recognize them only when we are in crisis.</p> <p> Paradigm Principles takes you from being aware of the power of paradigms to having the tools to harness that power.</p> <p> <b>Paradigm Pioneers</b></p> <p> Business used to be like the Old West. After the pioneers blazed new trails, settlers behind them would call out, &quot;Is it safe yet?&quot; When the pioneers called back, &quot;Yes, it&rsquo;s safe now!,&quot; the settlers would follow, benefiting from the pioneers&rsquo; risk-taking.</p> <p> In Paradigm Pioneers, futurist Joel Barker shows that in the 21st century, settlers will be at the highest risk. When the followers call out, &quot;Is it safe out there?&quot; the pioneers will answer, &quot;Sure--but there&rsquo;s nothing left for you!&quot;</p> Learn More
  9. The New Business of Paradigms Second Edition

    The New Business of Paradigms Second Edition-Includes All Three Versions

    Regular Price: $895.00

    Special Price: $495.00

  10. The New Business of Paradigms

    The New Business of Paradigms-Both Versions One Price

    Regular Price: $895.00

    Special Price: $495.00

    <div class="product_desc"> <p> Futurist Joel Barker is one of the world&rsquo;s top authorities on change and change management. By sharing his knowledge and insight gained through 25 years of studying paradigms (which he describes as problem-solving systems), Joel will help you come to a thorough understanding of the important roles paradigms play in our lives.<br /> <br /> Today, Joel&rsquo;s message is more important than ever before! That&rsquo;s why the world&rsquo;s best-selling training video has been updated with a fresh look that teaches us how to identify, embrace and act on change. The New Business of Paradigms uses real-life examples of organizations that have profited from paradigm shifts, and some that have lost because they have rejected change.<br /> <br /> This highly effective program comes in two parts: &quot;The Classic Edition&quot; features revised stories from the original program. &quot;The 21st Century Edition&quot; builds on the paradigm concept and offers all new examples to illustrate more recent paradigm shifts. The Classic edition runs 18 minutes.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3> KEY LEARNING POINTS</h3> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Paradigms are common and useful</li> <li> Don&rsquo;t let your paradigm become the paradigm</li> <li> Outsiders create new paradigms</li> <li> Shifting paradigms takes courage</li> <li> You can choose to change your paradigm</li> </ul> <p> <br /> Package includes a training toolkit on CDROM, The New Business of Paradigms Fieldbook and 10 pocket reminder cards.</p> <p> <strong>Run Time:</strong> 26 Minutes</p> </div> Learn More

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Joel Barker is the leading expert on change, and aJoel Barker paradigm video helps organizations see future shifts in the world and how to perceive them for enduring success. Who wouldn’t want that power? Joel has spoken to organizations, Universities, and nations all over the world about the importance of these paradigm shifts that are vital to change within an organization. Joel Barker training videos and books have been on best sellers lists for the past decade making him the foremost authority on change.

Barker has also been instrumental in forecasting many business changes and innovations. His successful predictions of the tech future are featured in Forbes Magazine. And his thrilling essays and lectures on innovation has created mind storms for business experts and their new strategies on performance and change management.

The interesting fact about Joel Barker is how his analysis of the creation of innovation is spot on. There is indeed a reluctance to innovate even as the world dictates it's necessity. He states flatly in a story that features his theories on change and innovation, that we are blind to innovation. In the midst of our current business cycles we are grasping for change but fail to see it and capture it. To read that story in Fast company magazine click on blind to innovation story.

Not many organizations or business leaders can see that far into the future. But when one thinks about it, certain changes had to occur. Maybe hindsight is twenty-twenty but after pagers, the modern cell phone was inevitable. And as things became even more mobile, the computer too had to become smaller and portable. Thus, this new paradigm shift erupted. 

Titles like The Business of Paradigms shows you case studies of specific organizations and their success stories. When companies learn to focus on Joel Barker paradigms and see where the future of their business lies, they leap ahead of the curve and hold tremendous power over those who don’t. He goes even further to demonstrate the power to implement change and those resistant to change with the program Tactics of Innovation.

A Joel Barker video inspires the people of organizations everywhere, the importance of change and how to affect change throughout his series of training programs. Joel Barker is a futurist who has successfully predicted business trends that have led to new innovations in the world. Barker has been documented in several training videos like The New Business of Paradigms and Innovation at the Verge. Business leaders attend his speeches and watch Joel Barker Paradigm video conferences across the globe, truly amazed by how his vision of change and fusion in business leads to success in that realm.

It's imperative that a business follow the model of a Joel Barker Paradigm video to remain in close contact with change and innovation. Companies that fail to adapt will not survive. Those who do will live. And those who use a Joel Barker Paradigm video see change coming will thrive. If a healthcare facility didn’t adhere to modern medicine they would not be able to serve their patients. If a business refused to adapt to a Joel Barker Paradigm video and were still sending faxes or dialing on rotary phones and not emailing they too would not live.

Joel Barker has somehow created a paradigm of his own. If you follow the ideas in Joel Barker video of change and how it affects the business world it’s very obvious what needs to happen. Focusing a majority of the company’s efforts on the future is what a Joel Barker Paradigm video does to tantamount success.Even the style of leadership has changed. The simple interaction between supervisor and employee that used to exist doesn’t work anymore. And when it is attempted it fails. So companies have to train their employees with a Joel Barker Paradigm video on how to communicate more effectively in the changing times to garner future success.

A leader is no longer what it used to be as well. The Power of Vision Joel Barker program insists that the new leader is defined as someone whom you chose as someone to follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself. This is to be defined in a Joel Barker Paradigm video as someone who tells you what to do or the person you answer to when things go wrong.

A Joel Barker paradigm video in such films as Paradigm Pioneers is probably best defined as a model or pattern that is always changing and must be adjusted to. So there are styles and innovations that are coming in and going out of existence. And how people use them can create successful futures.  A Joel Barker paradigm shift as demonstrated in Joel Barker's Paradigm Mastery Series video is a change to that model. The Power of Vision is a breakthrough Joel Barker Paradigm video that studies how a clear positive vision of the future not only gives meaning to our current life but positive outcomes to our future selves.

If management training is to help focus the power of the team, a Joel Barker Paradigm video like Paradigm Principles helps the team act as one, dreaming together and creating together to help the organization reach its goals as a whole. Even success has now changed and has been redefined. Success used to be when the company makes a great profit. But now as depicted in a Joel Barker Paradigm video that profit occurs when the company has reached enough people. When they have generated enough interest and established trust.  A Joel Barker Paradigm video is a picture of the future anyone can analyze in their business by taking a few simple steps. A taking those steps can include creating a more diverse workplace as Barker discusses in his program Wealth, Innovation and Diversity.

First look at the innovations in a Joel Barker Paradigm video that are here. Is the company making the best use of them? Have they adjusted to the change already? Are they preparing for the new changes and innovations that can help the company thrive in the coming years. And finally how can the organization prepare for those changes? Leadershift is a Joel Barker Paradigm video that answers a lot of these questions about synergizing future innovations with current and future success.