de Bono Innovation Competition Deadline Extended

Des Moines, IA Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Barbara Stennes, CEO of de Bono Consulting, today announced that the deadline for Dr. Edward de Bono’s new global Innovation Competition has been extended until December 31, 2009. Dr. de Bono, European Ambassador for Thinking 2009 and author of over 75 books on innovative thinking, has launched a global search for those who have achieved outstanding results using the lateral thinking techniques that he is famous for inventing.

Anyone who uses Dr. Edward de Bono’s tools successfully for innovation is eligible for the contest. Both individuals and organizations may enter. Dr. de Bono himself will read and judge the entries. Ten innovation winners will have their stories showcased on Dr. de Bono’s websites and will meet personally with Dr. de Bono to accept their awards. Winners may also wish to publish journal articles or book chapters based on their innovative accomplishments.

“This competition can be used by organizational leaders as a powerful incentive,” Barbara observed. “It’s an ideal goal-setting device to focus employees on achieving significant gains in innovation. We’re here to help organizations seize the opportunity.

“We are now assisting clients in planning their use of the tools this fall and tracking their results. We can provide virtual or live de Bono training, refresher courses, meeting facilitation, project management, and documentation. In other words, we can be the extra hands that leaders need to implement their strategic plans.”

de Bono Consulting is regularly the top performer in a global network of distributors and trainers who conduct de Bono training courses and facilitations for corporations and governments. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, de Bono Consulting supports several hundred certified instructors in North America and Mexico. Barbara Stennes, CEO, has been named a Lifetime de Bono Master Trainer, one of only four in the world. She was among the first 12 trainers ever certified by Dr. Edward de Bono, in February of 1992.


Kathy Myers
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