Author Archives: Braden Kelley

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Transformation consultant at HCL Technologies, a popular innovation speaker, workshop leader, and creator of the Human-Centered Change™ methodology. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons and Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden is a US Navy veteran and earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

The Key to Surviving a Digital Native Assault

Digital transformation has become an overused buzzword, much like innovation, because consulting and technology companies see it as an opportunity to create FOMO (fear of missing out) in their clients. We now live in a digital age, and as a … Continue reading

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What is Human-Centered Change?

Arriving into the profession of change management and leadership honestly, having led organizational change programs for world-beating organizations like Wunderman and Microsoft, I’m excited to help others take their change efforts to new heights using new tools. People Are the … Continue reading

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What is Change Management?

Organizational Change Management (OCM) is an incredibly important part of management science, but a very immature part. So immature in fact that as the profession began to coalesce the unfortunate decision was made to anchor on the term change management … Continue reading

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Crazy New Products – Real and Imagined

Above are three crazy new product photos – two real, two imagined. Can you guess which is which? I’ve written before about flavor proliferation but every day it seems as if food companies keep increasing variety even as the number … Continue reading

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Building an Imagination Machine

Exclusive Interview Excerpt from InnovationManagement.se with Martin Reeves and Jack Fuller Imagination is one of the least understood but most crucial ingredients of success. It’s what makes the difference between an incremental change and the kinds of pivots and paradigm … Continue reading

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Leveraging Alien Thinking

Exclusive Interview Excerpt from InnovationManagement.se with Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade For the past decade, Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade, professors of innovation and strategy at IMD Business School, have studied inventors, scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, and … Continue reading

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Teaming Up to Drive Customer Experience, Change and Innovation Success

I have exciting news to share and I can finally reveal all the details. I am teaming up with the HCL Digital Consulting practice to help clients design compelling experiences, organizational agility, and innovation capabilities at the front end of … Continue reading

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Building Cumulative Advantage

Exclusive Mark Schaefer Interview Excerpt from CustomerThink.com Cumulative Advantage as a concept builds unstoppable momentum for your ideas and your business — even when the odds seem stacked against you. The book shows how initial advantages, seams of opportunity, sonic … Continue reading

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Rethinking Electric Vehicles and the Power Grid

Ford just announced an electric truck for the masses, the Ford F-150 Lightning, with up to 300 miles of range starting at just under $40,000. That is about as much detail as I’m going to go into about this new … Continue reading

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Big News to Share Soon

I have exciting news to share very soon, but I can’t reveal all the details quite yet… Here is what I can tell you now: On June 1st I am going to join one of the global leaders in digital … Continue reading

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