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London, EC2Y 8DD
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London-based creative training, consulting & strategic design company providing onsite & public courses on the Creative Problem Solving Process, team-building, leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, business storytelling, applied improvisation and innovation facilitation. We run ideation sessions, we mentor, we coach, we deliver. In all we do, we're here to make you more agile & more successful in the face of change. 

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Seeking Trained Brains for A Problem-Framing Session in Toronto

Kate Hammer

WHAT: 6-HOUR WORKSHOP FOR AN MBA CHALLENGE FEATURES PROBLEM-FRAMING & IDEATION USING KILN'S IDEAKEG

Kate Hammer, co-creator of IdeaKeg and co-founder of KILN, is coming to the Rotman School of Management, home of Design Works and the Creative Destruction Lab, to lead a group of students into blue sky thinking about a homegrown, successful Toronto-based manufacturer employing nearly 100 people and recently celebrating 30 years in the domestic textile manufacturing industry The ultimate goal is that our combined efforts help the incoming CEO craft a bright - and ambitious - future that may well be in an adjacent market space. Read on if you'd like to participate, or know someone who would.

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Conversations: do we accept or deflect?

Kate Hammer

Behavioural flexibility is important in any setting with a culture of deliberate creativity. That's why Gregg Fraley is always asking: "are your people having fun?" Not competitive sarcasm with sharpened elbows, or repetitive gallows humour: spontaneous fun.  This post looks at approaches psychologists have taken to the question of behavioural flexibility. 

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A new IQ: Five I’s of Effective Intrapreneurship

Kate Hammer

For years now, we have worked with business people on ways of changing culture by doing. Changing by doing is at the heart of intrapreneurial business cultures. Culture changes because people simultaneously:

·      do different things (beyond or beside or instead of “business as usual”)
AND ALSO

·      do things differently.

As a result of the traction they gain through changing-by-doing, people hone their intrapreneurial intelligence. 

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Improv for Innovation Clips

Kate Hammer

Improv frameworks, tools, and techniques are being used more and more as part of innovation efforts. It makes total sense: why wouldn’t a group want to have greater access to spontaneous thinking and collaboration skills? KILN has compiled this list of clips (with running times) related to improvisation with an eye towards scaffolding the viewer with the basics first, then the advanced practice you could adopt in innovation programs. 

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