Author Archives: Braden Kelley

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Transformation consultant, a popular innovation speaker, workshop leader, and creator of The Change Planning Toolkit™. 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.

Why Change is Hard

In 250 Words or Less When we think about change, often we look at it as being done to us, not something that we are part of. Initiating change is a scary, overwhelming process that we often avoid because we … Continue reading

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Training Your Quantum Human Computer

What is quantum computing? According to Wikipedia, “Quantum computing is the use of quantum phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Computers that perform quantum computations are known as quantum computers.” Rather than try and explain all of … Continue reading

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Rise of the Evangelist

What is an evangelist? When many people hear this term, their minds used to picture Billy Graham or Pat Robertson, but this is changing. Why? Our perceptions of evangelists are transforming as the pace of change accelerates to construct a … Continue reading

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Picking a Problem Worth Solving From a Sea of Problems

In the current environment, human-centric challenges abound, but you can’t focus on solving all of them. Many organizations complain not about having too few ideas, but about having TOO MANY IDEAS. Human-centered design principles can be incredibly helpful to assist … Continue reading

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Why Sometimes Being Certifiable is a Good Thing

Recently I became a Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP) through the Global Innovation Institute (GInI). I’m sure you’ve probably heard someone say that an individual is certifiable. In the negative context of the word it means that an individual is … Continue reading

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Why Your Digital Transformation May Be Doomed to Fail

Digital Transformation, like Innovation, has become an overused buzzword that is losing its meaning. Whoever created the Wikipedia page for Digital Transformation defines it this way: “Digital Transformation (DT or DX) is the adoption of digital technology to transform services … Continue reading

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America Drops Out of the Ten Most Innovative Countries

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2021 edition), and South Korea has risen to first place, taking the title back from Germany, while the U.S. fell out of the Top 10 completely. Seven of the top 10 places went … Continue reading

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The One Movie All Electric Car Designers Should Watch

In 2011 a Ron Howard comedy was released starring Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Connelly, and Queen Latifah. The film was called ‘The Dilemma’ and it was a very funny buddy comedy focused on commitment and … Continue reading

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Remote Project Management – The Visual Project Charter™

The truth is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to admit it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread. We sit there in front of a Microsoft Word … Continue reading

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Start 2021 with a Free Innovation Audit

Now in Portuguese or English Are you struggling to identify why your innovation efforts are failing to achieve their desired results? Identify your areas of opportunity with my FREE 50 question audit in one of two ways: 1. Get immediate … Continue reading

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