Session Length: 75 minutes


The familiar bell-shaped adoption curve is no longer a valid way to the adoption of new products, services, and processes. Innovators and early adopters jumped on board first, followed by a vast majority, and finally the laggards. All that has changed.

The new product (and technical adoption) now looks like a Shark Fin – a few trial users and a very large steep spike of everyone else. Today’s marketplace is a series of rapid-fire Shark Fins hitting one after another.

The World Economic Forum predicts that increasing need for creative problem-solving, quick decision-making, and innovative thinking (creating new and novel insights).

Today, the speed and accuracy of where we pivot to has never been more important

Target Audience:

  • Leadership, managers, and team members

The Problem:

McKinsey’s Global Innovation Survey found the 84% of executives agree that innovation is essential for their business growth. However, only 6% of those same executives were satisfied with the outcomes of their innovation efforts. Many leaders reported struggling with problem identification and how to improve their innovation processes.

Our Solution:

To Learn to…

  • Overview an innovative thinking process
  • Self assess personal preferences for each step in the innovative thinking process
  • Conduct interactive demonstrations of three tools for creating new ideas/deeper insights faster
  • Create an opportunity plan for deploying these new tools

Course Flow:

Time Activity

  • :05 Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • :15 Overview of the innovative thinking process
  • Personal self-assessment of natural innovation type
  • :15 Clarification tool – 5 H’s and Why
  • :15 Ideation tool – Assumption reversal
  • :15 Development tool – P.O.I.N.T.
  • :10 Personal commitment letter
  • 3 actions you’ll take in the next 24 hours


  • A clear understanding of the innovative thinking process
  • Personal clarity around the ways each person is creative
  • How they can contribute to innovative thinking
  • Increased ability to:
    • Identify the root cause of a challenge
    • Use of collaborative, positive language to frame brainstorming
    • Enable exploration of more wild ideas, stretching the realm of the possible
    • Provide a framework for evaluating high potential ideas and transforming them into solutions