“We want to ignite our people’s minds to new possibilities. Demonstrate to them that they too can think differently.”
I am often invited by clients to speak to their leadership teams, senior managers, cross functional teams in a planning conference or an annual business meet.
The usual brief is that the teams need to think differently, or think big, get rid of negative thinking, create an innovative mind set, develop out-of-the box thinking, understand break-through thinking, cultivate creative problem solving skills and so on.
They give me any where between 90 minutes to 180 minutes to do that. I am gently told “Don’t make it too heavy”. Most of the time I persuade them to give me a slot before lunch; occasionally I get the ‘nap time shift’.
I enjoy speaking assignments and love it when I am able to engage audiences that represent different organisational cultures and mindsets. I find they respond best to stories and hate power point slides. They love interesting videos. They like it when I ask them to participate in a simple quiz.
Here are a few of my favourite topics:
“I am not creative”
“Anything is possible? Or what else is possible?”
“We have the ideas, what next”
“Creative people, raise your hands”
“How to kill ideas”
“Innovation in Action”
“There is nothing called a bad idea”
“The riskiest thing is to play safe”
“Dal Chawal Innovation”
If you find this intriguing and want to have a chat call me at +9198201 83752 or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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