INTERVIEW: Niall White

Earlier this month I sat down with Niall White for an interview, the latest in our ongoing Meet Team Toolkit blog series. Well, I’m using the word “with” loosely, because I was in Massachusetts and he lives in Utah. We talked about music, art, cake, stinky cheese, and...

Video Tour of The Toolkit

As part of our ongoing commitment to experimenting and communicating, we recently put together this little “video tour” of the Innovation Toolkit. In a mere 9 minutes, we present detailed introductions to the six tools listed below (with handy links to the...

NASA Premortem

Last year I had the opportunity to serve on a National Academy of Sciences committee. We were chartered to help NASA improve its innovation ecosystem, a truly awesome experience. One of my main contributions was to lead several Premortem sessions, where participants...

Facilitation Tip: Managing A Dominant Voice

We’ve all been in meetings where one person talks too much, haven’t we? As facilitators, this can be a challenging situation to manage. On the one hand, we want to honor each person’s contribution and willingness to participate. Shutting someone down can have a...

Switching It Up (Part 2)

Our Story From Last Week Continues…  Day Two: Brainstorming and Prioritizing Actions At the end of the first day, the facilitation team met and affinitized the feedback we’d heard, grouping it into topics for the next day. Our intent was to form the participants into...