Author Archives: Braden Kelley

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker and workshop leader, helps companies build innovation cultures and infrastructures, and plan organizational changes that are more human and less overwhelming. He is the author of Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan and Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.

Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone. Plastic straws consistently make … Continue reading

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Challenging Orthodoxies – Flying High

With a new Top Gun movie coming out soon, I thought this might be an appropriate share. It used to be in the early days of military aviation that a pilot’s head only served as some level of protection during … Continue reading

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Cars Don’t Have to Be Beige and Boring – Nobe 100

Estonia is known for pushing the boundaries as it tries to establish itself as a haven for innovation, and out of Estonia comes the latest in a string of interesting electric car projects. This one is super sexy for those … Continue reading

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Delivering Pizza to the Homeless

Innovation can come from a number of different potential sources of inspiration and insight. The most typical source of course is understanding customer needs. This is the source for the whole design thinking movement, but there are still a number … Continue reading

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Flash Sale – Change Planning Toolkit™ Lifetime License

You can now get a Lifetime Commercial License for the Change Planning Toolkit™! Thank you to everyone that has already: 1. Gotten the 10 Free Tools to sample the power the toolkit 2. Purchased my book Charting Change and gotten … Continue reading

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Join Me Online Now at the FREE Change and Innovation Summit

I have exciting news! I was recently interviewed for the Change and Innovation Online Summit! As a featured guest I’m able to share FREE passes to the Summit. Whether you are a leader who is experiencing change in your organization, … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Change Planning Toolkit™

The business world is showing an increasing interest in the people side of change, and there is a very real reason for this… Companies are spending an increasing amount of their budget on technology and working to transform their operations … Continue reading

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Outcome-Driven Change (ODC)

When it comes to business, many people would say it is outcomes that truly matter, especially investors on wall street. Investors don’t care what kind of software you’re running or what your stack looks like, or how you do what … Continue reading

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Send Me Your Questions About Change or Digital Transformation

I’m planning on recording a webinar in the next couple of days titled An Introduction to the Change Planning Toolkit™ and before I do I would throw out an open call for questions: What have you always been curious about … Continue reading

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Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it. Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely … Continue reading

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