Unlocking Innovation with Kedron Rhodes

Unlocking Innovation with Kedron Rhodes

If you’re trying to grow your organization by delivering new value to those you serve, you’ve come to the right place. This is where I share my 20+ years of experience helping leaders, just like you, innovate and deliver new value to their customers, their teams, and their organizations.... Show More

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February 13, 2021 8 min
No one wants to spend their energy, time, and resources on an initiative that doesn't resonate with our customers! Let's explore an effective way to minimize that risk.
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Most customer data is lifeless and uninspiring. We can fix this by adding a human touch to our customer knowledge with this simple tool.
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Every organization needs to understand their customer experience, but most are missing a vital tool to get the job done! In this episode, I'll explain this tool and how you can begin to unleash it in your organization.
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February 4, 2021 6 min
Design is a fuzzy word. It has a different definition, depending on who you ask. Here are 3 anchors I hold to when I define design.
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As a designer, it can be easy to get so focused on the thing that we are making, that we lose sight of the inspiration around us. Here I share how I identify moments when I need help, and the kind of help I seek in those moments.
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February 4, 2021 8 min
It is easy to put blinders on when we label something innovative. That can be dangerous. This is my approach to zooming out and considering the implications of pursuing innovation.
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February 4, 2021 7 min
Design Thinking promises new and creative ideas, but does it deliver on that promise? I'll share my experience with design thinking, and things you can do to increase your creative output.
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Have you ever wondered how to have a more creative team with greater creative energy and output? Here I share 4 ingredients that you can start including today that will add to a thriving creative culture.
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February 4, 2021 11 min
There are countless definitions of Design Thinking. Some are helpful, most are not. Here is the definition that I find to be the most helpful, and I picked it up from a design legend!
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What does it take to foster a design friendly culture? What characteristics support a design way of thinking within your team? Here I share 3 requirements for a thriving design friendly culture.
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February 4, 2021 10 min
Empathy is having a moment right now, but have you ever thought that it might be holding you back? Here are 2 aspects of empathy worth considering and 1 powerful way to activate it.
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February 4, 2021 6 min
Whether you're giving or getting a design critique, this mindset and method will help you get more value out of the critique process.
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February 4, 2021 11 min
Your team evaluates whether or not to follow you based on 4 lenses. These 4 lenses align with 5 attributes that Gallup identifies in exceptional managers.
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I recently had a terrible customer experience at a car dealership, and here are 3 lessons from that experience that we should all keep in mind.
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Qualitative research is a powerful ways to collect insights. It can also presents some challenges. Here are 3 things you can do to get more value out of this kind of research.
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February 4, 2021 6 min
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between being an in-house designer vs working at an agency? I've worked at both, and here are 4 difference worth considering when choosing between the two.
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February 4, 2021 15 min
My childhood dream was to become a Disney animator. My experience at The Magic of Disney Animation changed that. Here are 3 lessons from an unfortunate guest experience.
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February 4, 2021 4 min
It is easy to get focused on maximizing performance and efficiency when it comes to our design work. Although those are important considerations it can be just as easy to lose sight of the human component of design. Here are 3 considerations to keep in mind as you balance these concerns.
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As leaders, we need to remember that digital communication is cold and impersonal by default. These 3 tips will help warm and humanize.
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February 4, 2021 6 min
Have you ever wondered why some products are so hard to use? This story might explain that very reason—plus a powerful tip to fix the problem.
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