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Stu Lloyd - Creativity and Innovation Tr

"We don't train you what to think, we train you HOW to think."

Chief Hothead and Disorganisational Psychologist, Stu Lloyd.

Stu was an award-winning creative director for ad agencies such as

Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi and Bates, bringing 20 years of training 

and speaking in explosive creativity and storytelling skills to 75 countries.

 

Creativity & Innovation Skills Training

We believe creativity is taught all wrong, with not enough emphasis on the Creative Mindset. Stu builds a lot of neuroscience of creativity and peak performance into these programs so your head's in the right place, then we add on the Skillset and Toolset. Because we want you to have a more confident entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial team full of dynamic creative problem solvers.

CREATIVITY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS - POP THINK
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CREATIVITY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS - POP THINK

Science-based, practice-proven creative thinking training to develop your four core creative competencies: find out what they are in this signature program that creativity expert Stu Lloyd has run for thousands of executives at companies such as Adidas, Citibank, Astro, and more. transcript (via Descript): One thing I've learned at the intersection of creativity and commerce over the last 30 years is that to be really creative, you've got to act different to think different, but isn't it funny and frustrating that a lot of the creativity programs offer just too much whew. Too many kind of colored pencils and coloring in competitions. What if there was a science based practice, proven creativity program to help your people break out of their cage? The good news is there is it's called pop thing, and I've designed this coming from a psychology background. On the back of the work, which was developed by dr. Epstein PhD, who's the publisher of psychology today magazine, and he identified four behavior traits capturing, challenging, surrounding and broadening. And I've designed this program to build your peoples. Core personal creative competencies around those four areas. It's high energy. It's a lot of fun. It's explosive. Yeah. And we've trained tens of thousand executives from major companies with this exact program. Over the years. So if you want your people to get in touch with their creative side, which has maybe been suppressed a little bit by education systems, by cultural controls, there's all sorts of factors, which mean people live within themselves, help them to break their cage and express their creativity, hop across One thing I've learned at the intersection of creativity and commerce over the last 30 years is that to be really creative, you've got to act different to think different, but isn't it funny and frustrating that a lot of the creativity programs offer just too much whew. Too many kind of colored pencils and coloring in competitions. What if there was a science based practice, proven creativity program to help your people break out of their cage? The good news is there is it's called pop thing, and I've designed this coming from a psychology background. On the back of the work, which was developed by dr. Epstein PhD, who's the publisher of psychology today magazine, and he identified four behavior traits capturing, challenging, surrounding and broadening. And I've designed this program to build your peoples. Core personal creative competencies around those four areas. It's high energy. It's a lot of fun. It's explosive. Yeah. And we've trained tens of thousand executives from major companies with this exact program. Over the years. So if you want your people to get in touch with their creative side, which has maybe been suppressed a little bit by education systems, by cultural controls, there's all sorts of factors, which mean people live within themselves, help them to break their cage and express their creativity, hop across through our website Hotheads-innovation.com and get in touch with us today about pop think.
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS COURSE - 3 THINKING TRAPS
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CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS COURSE - 3 THINKING TRAPS

3 THINKING TRAPS - AND HOW TO ESCAPE THEM is a team problem solving skills course that is available in face-to-face or virtual formats. One of these techniques has shown an 80% improvement in problem solving, and HBR showed a 69% improvement in problem solving capability with another one of these techniques. Yes, this is serious stuff. Transcript (via Descript): We all have blind spots, but we're blind to our blind spots. That's one of the most important things I've learned coming from a psychology background about the science of creativity. Our heads are full of biases, which we simply can't see yet. These very powerful things are holding us back from seeing a solution. We all have blind spots but we're blind to our own blind spots. So how do we work around these? Well, I've been working on this program called three thinking traps, which I've run successfully with some of the world's most cutting edge companies working with engineers and R and D people within that. And we're tackle head on three of the strongest limiting biases, design fixation, functional fixedness, and goal fixedness. We tackle them head on, we plug in sometimes real examples so that they can see how these things help them to jump the hurdles and see around corners. It's really powerful. It's really cool. And it's a lot of fun because at the end of the workshop, we bring everyone together to do a brain swarming exercise, where they bring it all together and show us exactly what they've learned. So they can go back to their office and do it for themselves. This is cool stuff. And if you'd like to explore it more, please go to hotheads-innovation.com. And speak to us today about three thinking traps and how to escape them.
UNLEASH THE SKUNKS - INTREPRENEURSHIP SOFT SKILLS TRAINING COURSE
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UNLEASH THE SKUNKS - INTREPRENEURSHIP SOFT SKILLS TRAINING COURSE

Stu Lloyd is all about about empowering intrepreneurs -- often with soft skills coaching -- to perform their best in large companies, such as Fortune 500s. Transcript (via Descript): Steve Jobs once said, "Why join the Navy if you can be a pirate." I love that. And what I want to talk about is how do you get the Maverick mindset into your team to build their confidence, their creative confidence as innovators. So a lot of the work. That we do here at HOD AIDS is all around intrepreneur ship. Which means how do we put that entrepreneurial spirit into people that are working within a big company, such as yours? So we've developed one of my favorite programs called unleash the skunks skunks, as we know. Oh, the entrepreneurs, and this is a really cool program, which takes them through the mindset, the toolset and the skillset of being an intrapreneur. So this is a soft skills training course. As I said, it gives them the Maverick mindset, because I don't believe that mindset is being sufficiently tackled until now. We're very good at tool set and skill set in most organizations, but it's the mindset. How do we accept those outsiders, those weirdos, the pirates with the crazy ideas, they are the future of your organization. So how do we embrace them? How do we encourage them? How do we allow them to take us to the next level? If you'd like to know more about this, go to hotheads-innovation.com and get in touch with us. And let's talk about unleashing the skunks inside your organization.
BIG T THINKING - Innovative Thinking Training
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BIG T THINKING - Innovative Thinking Training

This innovation and problem skills course is based on Stu Lloyd's forthcoming book, BIG T Thinking. It can be delivered as a face-to-face workshop or as a virtual creativity and innovation training program. Transcript (via Descript): I've been doing a lot of really interesting reading lately about how they say that generalists will be more important, more valuable than specialists in the future, or as a client of mine, put it, he said, we need to be a Jack of all trades, but a master of one, which I really like. So we need to have the domain experience. But we also need to be embracing trans-sectoral, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary thinking, or as I call it Big T Thinking. So what's big do thinking all about big T is all about making us T-shaped. So the downstroke of the T is your domain experience. The industry you're currently working in. But the horizontal crossbar is all the other experience and experiences that you have in your personal and professional life, because it's all about intersections and it's all about collisions, the ability to see or hear, or spot something in a very far away domain and bring that into your industry. See if it fits. See if that makes something work better within your industry, because you've imported it from a far away destination. So creativity is an import export exercise. That's what this is all about. Broadening, broadening, broadening your horizons. If you need big T in your team, in your organization. If you think this might be something of interest to you in terms of cross-sectoral multidisciplinary thinking, head across the hotheads-innovation.com and talk to us about turbocharging, your Big T Thinking.
FEAR OF FAILURE - Innovation Skills Training (Creative Confidence Training Workshop)
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FEAR OF FAILURE - Innovation Skills Training (Creative Confidence Training Workshop)

Transcript (via Descript): I want to talk to you about fear in my work with innovation at the intersection of psychology and innovation and creativity, it's become so apparent to me that fear is our biggest limiting factor. It can be small things as small as somebody's not putting up their hand in a meeting Cause I think, Ooh, my idea might sound silly. I might lose face, but at the other end of the scale, it could be a manager thinking, well, you know what? I'm not sure we should go ahead with this. I'm not sure we should push the green light on this because I am not completely convinced of its success. What if my name is attached to a failure, what if this program is not as successful as we want it to be? There it goes my promotion, there it goes my job better to stay with the safety catch on and not do anything. And therefore we become absolutely paralyzed by fear and inertia. Grips us. So I've been exploring this whole concept of fear of failure. And the good news is there are absolutely success strategy solutions that we can put in place for your team. I've consulted a number of experts from academics all the way through to people who face the fear of failure on a daily basis. People like military parachute instructors, bomb, disposal, experts, Hollywood, stunt doubles, and Olympic coaches. What is it that we're really afraid of? And when we stopped to explore that and to examine it and break it down, we can put frameworks against it. Easy to implement, easy to follow, easy to understand. And suddenly you see people loosening up. Suddenly you see the creative conference returning and people feel, yeah, not only I can do this, but let's do this. So it fear of failure is something which is a limiting factor or potentially limiting factor in your organization, holding you back from much needed, innovative behaviors, head across to hotheads-innovation.com and get in touch with me today so that we can explore the fear of failure with you together.
 

Critical Thinking Training Courses

Critical Thinking Skills Classes are needed because questioning and challenging skills are amazingly not part of most schools or even business school's standard curriculum. "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn," said the futurist, Alvin Toffler.