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Business Relationship Management & Synectics

I’m excited to announce Synecticsworld® as a new Knowledge Partner and spon

Business Relationship Management & Synectics

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I’m excited to announce Synecticsworld® as a new Knowledge Partner and sponsor of the BRM Institute —...

A Super Hero Education

Creative problem-solving — a super power kids can call on for life.

A Super Hero Education

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Creative problem-solving -- a super power kids can call on for life.

Exponential Innovation Through Synectics

It is your imagination that is the key ingredient into harnessing the future.

Exponential Innovation Through Synectics

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It is your imagination that is the key ingredient into harnessing the future.

Reimagining HR’s Most Misunderstood Role: The HRBP

What are the competencies that Chief Human Resource Officers ought to seek when

Reimagining HR’s Most Misunderstood Role: The HRBP

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What are the competencies that Chief Human Resource Officers ought to seek when hiring or promoting staff to an HRBP position?

A Visual Overview of the Synectics Invention Model

Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by curre

A Visual Overview of the Synectics Invention Model

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Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by current and former staff...

Joe Giordano of Synecticsworld discusses how to stay on top of the ever changing marketplace and consumers' wants. Innovation Consulting, Synectics, Synetics, Design Thinking, Brainstorming, Innovation Training, Strategy Consulting, Growth Model, Innovation

Leading Innovation

What makes for a successful leader of innovation efforts?  It is different from

Leading Innovation

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What makes for a successful leader of innovation efforts?  It is different from what makes for...

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Trends having an impact on how people think about “Innovation”

By Synecticsworld
Three trends that we have observed accelerating recently.

Trends having an impact on how people think about “Innovation”

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By Synecticsworld Three trends that we have observed accelerating recently. Over the 55 years we have...

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GOT GROWTH? 4 Questions to Prepare for Strategy Innovation By Connie Williams

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
When will you start y

GOT GROWTH? 4 Questions to Prepare for Strategy Innovation By Connie Williams

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Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld When will you start your strategy planning process this...

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Innovation Triggers

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
In a previous post, I talked about

Innovation Triggers

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By Joe Giordano In a previous post, I talked about the notion of renovation versus innovation....

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The Not-Yet-Viable Product

Paul D. Roberts
By Paul D.

The Not-Yet-Viable Product

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By Paul D. Roberts I think we can all agree that there is a general acceptance...

Moving Forward with Strategy Activation: Innovate versus Renovate

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
Many companies and organizations ar

Moving Forward with Strategy Activation: Innovate versus Renovate

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By Joe Giordano Many companies and organizations are in the process of defining or refining their...

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The Immediacy of Climate

How well do you understand how your team is working as a group? Do you have a pe

The Immediacy of Climate

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How well do you understand how your team is working as a group? Do you have...

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Climate: the Unarticulated Need in Your Organization

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
 
By Joseph Giordano
As a team, organization,

Climate: the Unarticulated Need in Your Organization

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  By Joseph Giordano As a team, organization, or even individual, to achieve innovative outcomes you...

On Curiosity

Paul D. Roberts, Synecticsworld
By Paul D. Roberts
I am curious about curiosity.

On Curiosity

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By Paul D. Roberts I am curious about curiosity. Can it be taught? It is such...

To Change the Culture, Change the Climate

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
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To Change the Culture, Change the Climate

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By Connie Williams   If your company looks similar to a competitor on paper, yet your...

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How do you diagnose climate?

Climate can be challenging to measure because it is made up of many small but si

How do you diagnose climate?

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Climate can be challenging to measure because it is made up of many small but significant,...

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The Power of Strategy Innovation

Bob Johnston, a former Synector, collaborates with Synecticsworld on projects on

The Power of Strategy Innovation

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Bob Johnston, a former Synector, collaborates with Synecticsworld on projects on the intersection of Innovation and...

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Lasting Impact of Synectics

Bill Teague reflects on working on a project with Synecticsworld–and how t

Lasting Impact of Synectics

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Bill Teague reflects on working on a project with Synecticsworld–and how the experience continues to affect...

Three Articles Concerning Healthcare

Leo Boudreau
 
By Leo Boudreau
 
I have recently read some very intere

Three Articles Concerning Healthcare

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  By Leo Boudreau   I have recently read some very interesting articles about the intersection...

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Five Synectics Principles for Strategic Off-Sites

Download five principles for successful strategic off-sites from Synector Connie

Five Synectics Principles for Strategic Off-Sites

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Download five principles for successful strategic off-sites from Synector Connie Williams.  

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How does your business kill innovation?

Joe Giordano
By Joe Giordano
If there is one common thread that weaves together

How does your business kill innovation?

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By Joe Giordano If there is one common thread that weaves together my experience in the field...

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A New Kind of Health Plan

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
The

A New Kind of Health Plan

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By Connie Williams There’s a great new benefit area to consider adding to your health care...

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Incubation: Bridging The Gap Between Idea and Implementation

Joe Gammal, Synecticsworld
By Joe Gammal
I’ve noticed, over the last few year

Incubation: Bridging The Gap Between Idea and Implementation

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By Joe Gammal I’ve noticed, over the last few years, that the old adage, “I wish I’d...

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Crafting a More Productive R&D & Marketing Innovation Partnership

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
Thi

Crafting a More Productive R&D & Marketing Innovation Partnership

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By Connie Williams This article first appeared on PreScouter. Does your organization’s innovation feel like “In...

Innovation Team around Table

How To Assemble Your Team For Innovation

Leo Boudreau
 
By Leo Boudreau
One of the most crucial tasks related to a succe

How To Assemble Your Team For Innovation

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  By Leo Boudreau One of the most crucial tasks related to a successful innovation effort...

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Beyond the Survey: Small (Data) is Beautiful

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
Big

Beyond the Survey: Small (Data) is Beautiful

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By Connie Williams Big Data is the rage. Consulting companies are advising left and right on...

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What does Collaboration REALLY Mean?

Connie Williams, CMO and General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
Colla

What does Collaboration REALLY Mean?

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By Connie Williams Collaboration is a hot topic these days.  CEO’s are talking about it.  Schools...

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5 Creative Ways to Leverage Big Data

Connie Williams, CMO and General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
Big D

5 Creative Ways to Leverage Big Data

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By Connie Williams Big Data is one of the top business terms of the last couple...

Innovative Solutions, Innovation and Alignment, Fostering Ideas through an organization. Paul D Roberts

Alignment is not the same as Buy-in.

Paul D. Roberts, Synecticsworld
By Paul D.

Alignment is not the same as Buy-in.

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By Paul D. Roberts One of the consistently destructive forces we witness at all levels of...

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Innovative Ideas Need a Story to Survive

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
One of the biggest challenges t

Innovative Ideas Need a Story to Survive

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By Chipp Norcross One of the biggest challenges that good ideas have is making the jump...

Optimal Decision-Making and Doing More with Less Time

By Chipp Norcross
I read an eye-opening article about the mathematical challeng

Optimal Decision-Making and Doing More with Less Time

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By Chipp Norcross I read an eye-opening article about the mathematical challenge known as “The Marriage...

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A 6 Word Innovation Novel by Kyle Hermans

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
An innovation novel by Kyle Hermans
“Gathering du

A 6 Word Innovation Novel by Kyle Hermans

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An innovation novel by Kyle Hermans “Gathering dust, breakthrough innovations, never implemented.” Are you sitting on...

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If we’d had more time, we could’ve done a better job…

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
“If we’d had more t

If we’d had more time, we could’ve done a better job…

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By Chipp Norcross “If we’d had more time, we could’ve done a better job.” When a...

Innovative Solutions, Collaboration Skills, Innovative Ideas

How Google Glass and LensCrafters Will Finally Solve Our Collaboration Problem

Chipp Norcross
By Chipp Norcross
Last month, Google and Luxotica announced a new

How Google Glass and LensCrafters Will Finally Solve Our Collaboration Problem

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By Chipp Norcross Last month, Google and Luxotica announced a new partnership that will likely put...

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Why Change Should be Easy and it’s Hard – Creative Buddha

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
Change is here, and it is moving fa

Why Change Should be Easy and it’s Hard – Creative Buddha

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By Joe Giordano Change is here, and it is moving faster and on more dimensions than ever...

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3 Worth the Read on The Need for Creativity in Education

Leo Boudreau
By Leo Boudreau
It feels like our education system is reaching a ti

3 Worth the Read on The Need for Creativity in Education

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By Leo Boudreau It feels like our education system is reaching a tipping point.  There are...

How to Adjust to the Silver-Tsunami of Working Baby Boomers?

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By Paul D. Roberts A couple of years ago there was a lot of discussion about...

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A strong Corporate Culture is the bedrock of Innovation

Leo Boudreau
By Leo Boudreau
When we think about what it takes to make a company

A strong Corporate Culture is the bedrock of Innovation

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By Leo Boudreau When we think about what it takes to make a company more innovative...

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Trusting Your Gut As A Critical Ingredient For Creating Innovations

Chipp Norcross
By Chipp Norcross
Call it a hunch. An Instinct. Intuition.

Trusting Your Gut As A Critical Ingredient For Creating Innovations

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By Chipp Norcross Call it a hunch. An Instinct. Intuition. Following these kinds of “gut feelings”...

Biggest Take-Notice Non-Technical innovations of 2013

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By Joe Giordano 2013 brought us so many new innovative solution, cool inventions, changes in the...

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Taking Teamwork Beyond Billy Beane’s Numbers

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
How

Taking Teamwork Beyond Billy Beane’s Numbers

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By Connie Williams How do teams work best?  How do you judge their potential for success?...

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4 Worth the Read

By Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau
It seems like every week there are significant dis

4 Worth the Read

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By Leo Boudreau It seems like every week there are significant discoveries about how the brain...

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George M. Prince Co-Founder of Synectics Interview

George M. Prince, Co-Founder of Synectics
George M.

George M. Prince Co-Founder of Synectics Interview

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George M. Prince was the undeniable guiding light of Synecticsworld. His early work remains the core...

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Do you have the Right Concentration?

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
The eighth principle of the path, R

Do you have the Right Concentration?

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By Joe Giordano The eighth principle of the path, Right Concentration, refers to the development of...

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Joe Giordano – Executive in Residence at SNHU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Boucher
Director of Marketing & Communi

Joe Giordano – Executive in Residence at SNHU

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Boucher Director of Marketing & Communications Southern New Hampshire University 603.644.3158...

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Helping Innovation Survive the Budget Season

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
When I hear a client tell me th

Helping Innovation Survive the Budget Season

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By Chipp Norcross When I hear a client tell me that they are in the midst...

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8 Steps to Create Change

There are several philosophies about the creation of wealth that state:
find and

8 Steps to Create Change

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There are several philosophies about the creation of wealth that state: find and follow your passion...

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The 7th Path: Right Mindfulness

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
Right mindfulness, for me, is one o

The 7th Path: Right Mindfulness

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By Joe Giordano Right mindfulness, for me, is one of the key paths to Seeing the...

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Is Your Language Helping or Hurting You?

By Paul D. Roberts
Paul D.

Is Your Language Helping or Hurting You?

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By Paul D. Roberts When I was 16, and Reagan was in the White House, I...

The Right Effort by Joe Giordano, Innovation Consulting, Synectics, Synetics, Design Thinking, Brainstorming, Innovation Training, Strategy Consulting, Growth Model, Innovation

The Right Effort – Positive Focus for Positive Outcomes

Be the Best Team You Can Be

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Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano

The Right Effort – Positive Focus for Positive Outcomes

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By Joe Giordano The final three folds on the eight-fold path deal with one’s own mental...

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Consumer Insight. Podcast

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
Connie Williams, in an

Gaining Competitive Advantage through Consumer Insight. Podcast

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Connie Williams, in an interview with host Jan Mazotti of Connect & Collaborate on ICOSA Radio, shares the...

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Four Leadership Articles Worth Reading

 
By Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau
We believe that organizations can only be g

Four Leadership Articles Worth Reading

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  By Leo Boudreau We believe that organizations can only be great if they have great...

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InnerCity Weightlifting Featured on ESPN Video

Joe Gammal, Synecticsworld
 
By Joe Gammal
There’s no greater reward

InnerCity Weightlifting Featured on ESPN Video

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  By Joe Gammal There’s no greater reward than working with people that make a difference,...

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5 Reasons Why Everyone is Creative

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
Over the past few months I have rea

5 Reasons Why Everyone is Creative

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By Joe Giordano Over the past few months I have read countless articles, blog posts, tweets,...

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Living in the Question — The First Step to Finding Answers

Joe Gammal, Synecticsworld
By Joe Gammal
How can I prepare my kids to thrive in

Living in the Question — The First Step to Finding Answers

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By Joe Gammal How can I prepare my kids to thrive in a rapidly and ever-changing...

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Lessons in Team Dynamics from Despicable Me’s Minions

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
A well functioning team can mak

Lessons in Team Dynamics from Despicable Me’s Minions

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By Chipp Norcross A well functioning team can make work a joy.  A poorly functioning team...

Change begins with ideas. Are you an Idea Killer?

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By Paul D. Roberts Every human change starts with an idea, ideally one that is truly...

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How to Plan for Your Company’s Future

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
One

How to Plan for Your Company’s Future

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By Connie Williams One of the biggest problems facing companies and other organizations is how to plan for...

Joe Giordano of Synecticsworld discusses how to stay on top of the ever changing marketplace and consumers' wants. Innovation Consulting, Synectics, Synetics, Design Thinking, Brainstorming, Innovation Training, Strategy Consulting, Growth Model, Innovation

Discovering the Future Needs and Wants of your Marketplace

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
In 1998, as I was moving to Chicago

Discovering the Future Needs and Wants of your Marketplace

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By Joe Giordano In 1998, as I was moving to Chicago for a new job, I...

Chipp Norcross and Joe Gammal of Synecticsworld discuss their experience at the CIO Executive Summit in Seattle where a Synectics client (Kirsten Simonitsch, CIO of Premera Blue Cross) discussed her success using Synectics models.

Creating an Innovative Mindset in I.T.

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld

By Chipp Norcross & Joe Gammal

Recently, we

Creating an Innovative Mindset in I.T.

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By Chipp Norcross & Joe Gammal Recently, we had the unique and special opportunity to present...

Five Steps to Increase the COURAGE of Your Creativity

Kyle Hermans
By Kyle Hermans
In my years of facilitating people, teams, and orga

Five Steps to Increase the COURAGE of Your Creativity

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By Kyle Hermans In my years of facilitating people, teams, and organizations around the world to...

Deliberate Synergy

Deliberate Synergy: George’s Dream
By Joe Gammal
In December, 2008, Georg

Deliberate Synergy

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Deliberate Synergy: George’s Dream By Joe Gammal In December, 2008, George Prince, one of the founders...

Bryan Laychak of www.synecticsworld.com discusses why you should be an explorer in meetings.

Which 1 are you of the 4 Meeting Mindsets?

By Bryan Laychak
We have all been there,  the off-site meeting where plates of

Which 1 are you of the 4 Meeting Mindsets?

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By Bryan Laychak We have all been there,  the off-site meeting where plates of bagels and...

How Ron Johnson Could Have Avoided Catastrophe by Listening to JCPenney’s People

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
The story of the rapid decline

How Ron Johnson Could Have Avoided Catastrophe by Listening to JCPenney’s People

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By Chipp Norcross The story of the rapid decline of JCPenney under Ron Johnson’s leadership is...

How to bring Right Livelihood into your next meeting – The Noble 8-Fold Path

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
This is the fifth article in this s

How to bring Right Livelihood into your next meeting – The Noble 8-Fold Path

Thinking

By Joe Giordano This is the fifth article in this series (see links below), where we...

Joe Giordano discusses the the fourth path of the 8-fold path.

Take the Right Action to Build Collaboration: Fourth Path in the 8-Fold Path

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
In this article, the fourth in this

Take the Right Action to Build Collaboration: Fourth Path in the 8-Fold Path

Thinking

By Joe Giordano In this article, the fourth in this series (see links below), we examine...

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Keynote Speaker: Joe Giordano on the human dynamics of Creativity

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
Joe Giordano, a principal at Synecticsworld, shares

Keynote Speaker: Joe Giordano on the human dynamics of Creativity

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Joe Giordano, a principal at Synecticsworld, shares Synectics tools and techniques with a diverse group at...

How to Stop Trying to Do Everyone Else’s Work (and Enjoy Doing Your Own)

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
Over the last few years of work

How to Stop Trying to Do Everyone Else’s Work (and Enjoy Doing Your Own)

Thinking

By Chipp Norcross Over the last few years of working at Synecticsworld, I’ve noticed different themes...

Getting to the Heart of the Consumer: Synectics in Marketing

The below article is a taken from a chapter of Imagine That!
Imagine That! is a

Getting to the Heart of the Consumer: Synectics in Marketing

Thinking

The below article is a taken from a chapter of Imagine That! Imagine That! is a...

Involve Your Clients in the Creation Process

By Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau
Research has shown that people are 5 times more com

Involve Your Clients in the Creation Process

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By Leo Boudreau Research has shown that people are 5 times more committed to ideas if...

Inside the Synectics’ TeePee: Tapping Into Your Unconscious

Tap into Your Unconscious Mind: Inside the Synectics Teepee

By Joe Gammal
By most accounts,  the unconscious mind carries 90-99% of our t

Tap into Your Unconscious Mind: Inside the Synectics Teepee

Thinking

By Joe Gammal By most accounts,  the unconscious mind carries 90-99% of our thinking activity or...

Bryan Laychak of Synecticsworld takes cues from The Voice's blind auditions.

What can you learn from “The Voice”?

By Bryan Laychak
If you don’t watch it, you’ve probably at least heard a

What can you learn from “The Voice”?

Thinking

By Bryan Laychak If you don’t watch it, you’ve probably at least heard about NBC’s hit...

What Healthcare Reform Is going to Mean

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
In the next few months, insurance c

What Healthcare Reform Is going to Mean

Thinking

By Joe Giordano In the next few months, insurance companies across the country will have to...

How to build a better global brand

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
By Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director

How to build a better global brand

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By Kyle Hermans Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity of Gap Inc. Global,...

Apple and Polaroid

By Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau
Apple and Polaroid
I have recently read the book,

Apple and Polaroid

Thinking

By Leo Boudreau Apple and Polaroid I have recently read the book, “Instant: the Story of...

Synectics as a creative problem-solving technique

Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by curre

Synectics as a creative problem-solving technique

Thinking

Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by current and former staff...

How to Build success into your goals

Kyle Hermans, Principal Synecticsworld
By Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans is the Senio

How to Build success into your goals

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global,...

Zipline for Bryan Laychak's Article on Synectics

A little story with a big lesson

By Synecticsworld
I was at the park the other day with my kids and I noticed so

A little story with a big lesson

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By Synecticsworld I was at the park the other day with my kids and I noticed...

"Innovation Consulting using Catalytic Converters"

Spark Your creative Thinking with Catalytic Converters

Connie Williams, CMO & CKO, Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
There is a lon

Spark Your creative Thinking with Catalytic Converters

Thinking

By Connie Williams There is a longstanding story that seems simplistic but is very wise: The...

"By George M. Prince, Synectics"

How to Be a Better Meeting Chairperson

Connie Williams, CMO, CKO Synecticsworld
In January of 1969, George M.

How to Be a Better Meeting Chairperson

Thinking

In January of 1969, George M. Prince, one of the founders of Synectics, Inc. wrote an...

What is Different about Synectics

Thinking

Many years ago, our founder George Prince handed me his original manuscript of “What is Different...

Creativity risk, "human dynamics" "Synectics" "innovative" "change management" meetings

How the Emotional Climate (Field) Impacts Performance:

George M. Prince, Founder of Synectics
By George M.

How the Emotional Climate (Field) Impacts Performance:

Thinking

By George M. Prince Introduction Creativity practitioners have long been aware that one of the reasons...

Taking the Risk out of Creativity

George M. Prince, Founder of Synectics
By George M.

Taking the Risk out of Creativity

Thinking

By George M. Prince Great achievers and great organizations thrive in environments that allow and promote...

Creative Meetings Through Power Sharing

Leo Boudreau, CEO Synecticsworld
In 1972, George Prince, our Founder,  authored

Creative Meetings Through Power Sharing

Thinking

In 1972, George Prince, our Founder,  authored the article “Creative Meetings Through Power Sharing”, printed in...

Third Path in the 8-Fold Path: The Right Speech

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
“While right view refers to t

Third Path in the 8-Fold Path: The Right Speech

Thinking

By Joe Giordano “While right view refers to the cognitive aspect of wisdom, right intention refers...

Be a Person On Whom Nothing is Lost

Connie Williams, CMO & CKO Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
So I said to An

Be a Person On Whom Nothing is Lost

Thinking

By Connie Williams So I said to Annie Leibovitz last night….yeah, I was hanging with the...

How to Prepare for Our Rapidly Approaching Science Fiction Future

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
I had the privilege of spending

How to Prepare for Our Rapidly Approaching Science Fiction Future

Thinking

By Chipp Norcross I had the privilege of spending the last two days as a guest...

Mind Over Metaphor

Connie Williams, CMO & CKO, Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
What are the k

Mind Over Metaphor

Thinking

By Connie Williams What are the key metaphors that your brand or category stands for in...

You Already Have the People To Make Your Company More Innovative Part II: (Creativity Found)

Thinking

By Terry K. Gilliam In the article Five Ways to Make Your Company More Innovative (Working...

Chipp Norcross of Synecticsworld discusses over thinking.

How to Help Others Benefit From Being “Calculatedly Stupid”

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
By Chipp Norcross
I’m always happy to see t

How to Help Others Benefit From Being “Calculatedly Stupid”

Thinking

By Chipp Norcross I’m always happy to see the “Intelligent Life” insert to The Economist when it arrives...

Believe in your team?

Connie Williams, CMO & CKO, Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
Do you believe

Believe in your team?

Thinking

By Connie Williams Do you believe in your team? I was heading to the IMG Academy...

Take your Brainstorming to Breakthroughs!

Connie Williams, CMO & CKO, Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
I went to an i

Take your Brainstorming to Breakthroughs!

Thinking

By Connie Williams I went to an innovation process conference recently and was treated to a...

Do You Have the Right Intent?

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
While right view refers to the cogn

Do You Have the Right Intent?

Thinking

By Joe Giordano While right view refers to the cognitive aspect of wisdom, right intention refers...

The Consumer Is Dead…Long Live the Deciders?

Connie Williams, CMO, CKO Synecticsworld
By Connie Williams
I had a conversation

The Consumer Is Dead…Long Live the Deciders?

Thinking

By Connie Williams I had a conversation with a client the other day about the word...

Brand Challenge Series: When “Value Brands” Need To Raise Prices

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
This article is featured in the online magazine Br

Brand Challenge Series: When “Value Brands” Need To Raise Prices

Thinking

This article is featured in the online magazine Brandaide By Kyle Hermans An International quick service restaurant...

What Does it Mean for an Organization to Be Stuck?

By Bryan Laychak
Driving my kids to school, I glanced down to see the orange “

What Does it Mean for an Organization to Be Stuck?

Thinking

By Bryan Laychak Driving my kids to school, I glanced down to see the orange “Low...

AN OPEN LETTER TO MICROSOFT

Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
Dear Steve:
Back in the nineties, I felt I was at

AN OPEN LETTER TO MICROSOFT

Thinking

Dear Steve: Back in the nineties, I felt I was at the center of the world...

You Already Have the People To Make Your Company More Innovative Part I: (Creativity Lost)

Thinking

By Terry K. Gilliam In the article Five Ways to Make Your Company More Innovative (Working...

A New Career for a Football Legend

Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by curre

A New Career for a Football Legend

Thinking

Imagine That! is a collection of thought pieces, stories, and articles by current and former staff...

Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals (BHAG) & The Power of Small Wins

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
By Kyle Hermans:
Kyle Hermans is Senior Director of

Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals (BHAG) & The Power of Small Wins

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans: Kyle Hermans is Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global, and...

Do You Have the Right View?

By Joe Giordano
“The Noble Eightfold Path is a practical guideline to ethical

Do You Have the Right View?

Thinking

By Joe Giordano “The Noble Eightfold Path is a practical guideline to ethical and mental development...

TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM, SET THEIR MINDS FREE!

Kyle Hermans
By Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation C

TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM, SET THEIR MINDS FREE!

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global,...

Staying Relevant Through Innovation at ATME

By Terry K Gilliam
Terry K Gilliam, CEO Synecticsworld
Eastbound on a flight fro

Staying Relevant Through Innovation at ATME

Thinking

By Terry K Gilliam Eastbound on a flight from Chicago, where I was a guest speaker...

Synectics at CPSI

Kindred Spirits in Creative Problem Solving at CPSI Conference 2012

By Joe Gammal

It has felt like a home-coming for Synecticsworld at the Creativ

Kindred Spirits in Creative Problem Solving at CPSI Conference 2012

Thinking

By Joe Gammal It has felt like a home-coming for Synecticsworld at the Creative Problem Solving...

Synectics, Synetics, Innovation Consulting, Change Management, better meetings, human dynamics, team training

How to be the change you want to see in your meeting

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
By Kyle Hermans
It was 5:07pm on a Friday afternoon

How to be the change you want to see in your meeting

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans It was 5:07pm on a Friday afternoon in a colorful agency loft in...

innovation process, innovative solutions

Is your organization prepared for innovation?

By Connie Williams
Connie Williams
Everybody wants innovation and just about eve

Is your organization prepared for innovation?

Thinking

By Connie Williams Everybody wants innovation and just about everyone says they are committed to it…...

The Act of Innovation is and always will be in style.

Thinking

By Terry K Gilliam “Got innovation?” a recent piece in the WSJ begins.  “Just about every...

Put Your Mental Energy Where it Belongs – Collaboration

Kyle Hermans
By Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation C

Put Your Mental Energy Where it Belongs – Collaboration

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global,...

Connie Williams on the world of Insights

Connie Williams, CMO & General Partner Synecticsworld
Constance (“Connie

Connie Williams on the world of Insights

Thinking

Constance (“Connie”) Williams leads “Innovation on Innovation” — building and codifying knowledge that advances innovation processes...

Imagine That!

Vincent Nolan
Connie Williams, CKO Synecticsworld
The Imagine That! book is a co

Imagine That!

Front Page, Thinking

The Imagine That! book is a collection of thought pieces, stories and articles by current and...

Enterprise Innovation and Creativity

by Francisco Teixeira e Melo
Growing your business! That is typically the ultima

Enterprise Innovation and Creativity

Thinking

by Francisco Teixeira e Melo Growing your business! That is typically the ultimate desire of every...

How to… spark innovation in your organization

by Roger Neill, People Management
Every HR executives would love to play a major

How to… spark innovation in your organization

Thinking

by Roger Neill, People Management Every HR executives would love to play a major role in...

Five Ways to Kill an Idea

In her acceptance speech at the 2014 Oscars, best supporting actress Lupita Nyo

Five Ways to Kill an Idea

Thinking

In her acceptance speech at the 2014 Oscars, best supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o passionately reminded us that...

Idea Generation

There are several truisms that almost every company trot out: ‘People are our

Idea Generation

Thinking

There are several truisms that almost every company trot out: ‘People are our greatest assets…’; ‘We...

Building an Inventive Organization

Jeff Mauzy Interview, Ubiquity e-zine
Jeff Mauzy is co-author (with Richard Harr

Building an Inventive Organization

Thinking

Jeff Mauzy Interview, Ubiquity e-zine Jeff Mauzy is co-author (with Richard Harriman) of the book “Creativity,...

Synecticsworld, Harvard Business School, and InnerCity Weightlifting creating solutions together

By Joe Gammal
Joe Gammal, Synecticsworld
As athletes from around the world gathe

Synecticsworld, Harvard Business School, and InnerCity Weightlifting creating solutions together

Thinking

By Joe Gammal As athletes from around the world gathered in Boston on Marathon weekend and...

Being in Permanent Beta

By Chipp Norcoss
Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
While reading Wired on a flight

Being in Permanent Beta

Thinking

By Chipp Norcoss While reading Wired on a flight to Boston, I came across an article...

5 x More Committed to Ideas

Thinking

By Terry K. Gilliam Since the dawn of consulting, when leather was first fashioned into a...

TEDxSF – Kyle Hermans

 
Kyle Hermans Synecticsworld
Kyle Hermans is a Principal for Synecticsworl

TEDxSF – Kyle Hermans

Thinking

  Kyle Hermans is a Principal for Synecticsworld and runs the West Coast division of the...

Effective Claims-Staking Lights Up the Consumer’s Mind

Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld
By Joe Giordano
We have all seen the trailer, if no

Effective Claims-Staking Lights Up the Consumer’s Mind

Thinking

By Joe Giordano We have all seen the trailer, if not the movie, from Far and...

Steve Jobs and Synectics

By Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau
I have just finished reading the Steve Jobs biograp

Steve Jobs and Synectics

Thinking

By Leo Boudreau I have just finished reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. First,...

How to add Creative Thinking to Lean Thinking

By Chipp Norcross
Chipp Norcross, Synecticsworld
I’ve had many conversations o

How to add Creative Thinking to Lean Thinking

Thinking

By Chipp Norcross I’ve had many conversations over the years about how Synectics fits into a...

New Product Development Seminar at the UCLA Anderson School

Kyle Hermans, Synecticsworld
By Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director

New Product Development Seminar at the UCLA Anderson School

Thinking

By Kyle Hermans Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global,...

Synecticsworld 50 Years

A Journey through Synectics-based Discovery of Consumer Insights and New Product

Synecticsworld 50 Years

Thinking

A Journey through Synectics-based Discovery of Consumer Insights and New Product Development

What impact are you having in your meetings?

Kyle Hermans

Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap

What impact are you having in your meetings?

Thinking

Kyle Hermans is the Senior Director of Innovation Capacity at Gap Inc. Global, and was the...

TEDxSF Salon – Skoold: Reinventing Higher Education Panel/discussion

TEDxSF Salon – Skool’d: rethinking Higher Education
As part of the T

TEDxSF Salon – Skoold: Reinventing Higher Education Panel/discussion

Thinking

TEDxSF Salon – Skool’d: rethinking Higher Education As part of the TEDxSF Salon, SKOOL’d: Rethinking Higher...