Author Archives: Mitch Ditkoff

The Organizational Storytelling Poll

There’s a new growth industry in town — Organizational Storytelling — half art, half science, and half tribal campfire. Yes, I know that makes three halves, but that’s one of the great things about organizational storytelling. It’s not logical. Continue reading

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The not-so-good news is that many volunteer organizations, without even knowing it, sabotage the value their volunteers bring to the table and you, as a result, may have backed off, gone south, or found yourself grumbling to the other volunteers. Continue reading

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“Innovation is not an idea. Innovation is a Discipline.” What do you think? Are more companies doing a better job of practicing innovation? Share your thoughts/experience in comment section below. Continue reading

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The Art ( & discipline) of Self-Acknowledgment

Most cultural creatives, no matter how inspired they are at the beginning of a project, eventually end up feeling down in the dumps. They start focusing on everything they haven’t done and everything that hasn’t happened instead of focusing on their progress and the fact that they are actually getting closer to their goal. Continue reading

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Mitch Ditkoff defends brainstorming in the wake of a trend of ‘brainstorm bashers’. Continue reading

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One Simple Way to Ensure Your Team Becomes High Performing

I’m going to cut to the chase and focus on just one small component of a high performing team — one you and your team can do something about immediately. Continue reading

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Why So Many Brainstorming Sessions Fail

I finally figured out why so many brainstorming sessions fail. It’s the exact same reason why so many marriages fail. The couple shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place. Many brainstorm sessions that are called never should have happened… Continue reading

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