New Value Streams Consulting Announces a Mobile Solution for Learning the Habits of Highly Effective Innovators

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Five decks on knowledge cards that encode the competencies of the best innovators are now available on NewHabits, a free iPhone and iPad application.

Getting better at innovation is a top priority for individuals, organizations and even nations around the world.

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New Value Streams Consulting LLC today announced the availability of Innovation Cards, a new way to develop the habits of successful innovators. The cards can be used by individuals looking to sharpen their own innovation skills or by managers and trainers that need to improve team creativity or establish a culture of innovation.

Learners play a card daily from their mobile device to experiment with and eventually master a proven innovation practice. Cards are designed to fit into everyday routines and take minutes to use. Innovation Cards work by converting general advice and complex how-to knowledge into right-sized chunks that are optimized for how we learn from experience.

Research indicates that the best innovators have a calling, think flexibly, experiment and can influence others to take action. Innovation Cards are organized into decks that teach each of these competencies, including:

1.    Calling Cards: Find challenges that stir your heart, mind and soul
2.    Reframe Cards: Master advanced techniques for boosting creativity
3.    Observation Cards: Use all five senses to drive deep learning
4.    Interpret Cards: Learn to make sense of experience
5.    Influence Cards: Convince others to act on your ideas

Each deck includes 25 cards for a total of 125 innovation cards, all backed by research. Decks script a small-steps learning experience that accumulates over time into new innovation competencies and habits.

The decks are available through NewHabits, a free iPhone and iPad application that makes it easy to use, organize and share cards. To download NewHabits, visit

The NewHabits App comes with two free decks, including the deck of observation cards. Other decks are priced at $0.99 or $1.99.

Mark Clare, the inventor of the NewHabits approach, has over 20 years of experience with leading Fortune 200 companies including 3M and Allstate, major health systems and a Silicon Valley start-up. Mark teaches innovation and behavior change techniques in the Leaders Program at Northwestern University and writes about them in the Cognitive Design blog. Before founding New Value Streams, Mark was a Vice President for Parkview Health, an eight-hospital health system in Indiana. At Parkview, Mark was involved in major innovation, technology and quality efforts. He holds patents, a Lean Sigma black belt and Master’s Degrees in both physics and philosophy.

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