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The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs by John Sweeney and Elena Imaretska
  • Learn how to distract your inner negative voice and nurture your innovation by applying listening skills.
  • Use the authors' concrete techniques to eliminate personal bias that hampers your innovation.
  • Generate new insights by reframing the same situation in different ways.
  • Ensure innovation happens by finding what's useful within traditional barriers you encounter.

About the Author

John Sweeney is the co-owner and executive producer of the Brave New Workshop, America’s oldest satirical comedy theatre. He uses his 20+ years of improvisational performance, speaking and training to influence human behavior and to create simple but groundbreaking tools that have ignited cultures of innovative behavior within such companies as Microsoft, PWC, General Mills, and UnitedHealth Group. See more at and  

Elena Imaretska is vice president of New Products, Partnerships, and Sustainability for the corporate speaking and training business of the Brave New Workshop. She is the architect of the learning model and core curriculum of the organization’s offerings and has spent the past eight years optimizing the business application of the improvisational approach to innovating, collaborating and leading.  

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