Author Archives: Braden Kelley

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Human-Centered Experience, 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.

Four Reasons the Big Quit Exists

Turns out the pandemic prompted mass numbers of employees finally say, “take this job and shove it” to employers and careers they don’t like. Life is too short to be miserable at work. In a recent NICE Webinar, we discussed … Continue reading

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Reducing Employee Churn During the Great Resignation

For those of you struggling with your staffing levels or with finding talent during these exceedingly challenging times, I have exciting news to share! My latest commissioned webinar is now available ON DEMAND: Stop the Madness! How to reduce the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Dragons of your Imagination for Innovation

The harder I try not to think of myself as an artist, the stronger I’m pulled back to the idea that even if my art is a little different than traditional drawing, painting, photography, music, dance and other traditional arts, … Continue reading

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Good Design Makes Technology Disappear

The late Clayton Christensen wrote a little book called The Innovator’s Dilemma that many of you I’m sure have read. Many people think of it as a book about disruptive innovation, but it can be much more than that if … Continue reading

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Creating Innovation with Hardcore Soft Skills

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Yadira Caro on the Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast. In the episode I define what innovation really is, how people, process and technology come together to create innovation and where people go wrong. … Continue reading

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Building a Learn It All Culture

Don’t Be a Know It All Trying to be a “know-it-all” is a flawed goal. It is impossible to know everything. This is by design. This is by intention. In much the same way that programming languages have garbage collection … Continue reading

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Keeping Pace with the Latest Trends in Social Media and Online Video

The ways we communicate continue to evolve. Keeping pace with the latest trends in social media and online video, while preventing your product or service from getting lost in the digital clutter, is a daunting task. David Meerman Scott is … Continue reading

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Chance to Help Make Futurism and Foresight Accessible

I’ve been hard at work building all kinds of tools to help innovation, change, transformation and design thinking practitioners be more successful in their jobs. The number of human-centered tools in the Change Planning Toolkit v13 from the initial fifty … Continue reading

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Creating the World’s Best Change & Transformation Book

On Friday I was speaking with my publisher Palgrave Macmillan (now part of Springer) about doing a second edition of Charting Change. This means that my publisher is interested in having me create a new version of Charting Change that … Continue reading

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Marketing Gimmick of the Year – 2021 – Air Protein

The winner of the 2021 award for Marketing Gimmick of the Year has to be Air Protein. The marketing premise is that the company is creating a scalable process for creating protein from ‘thin air’ using a $32 million Series … Continue reading

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