innovation

The next Innovative Thinking Experience

The Next Innovative Thinking Experiences are coming up:

Is Swimming with Sharks a Good Idea?

About six months ago I attended a presentation where we were asked to introduce ourselves. I was pleasantly surprised when the person next to me stood up and immediately showcased his great sense of humour while announcing that he is a public speaking coach who has had a near death experience while swimming with sharks. I have since gotten to know him quite a bit and admire his holistic, playful and spiritual approach to public speaking.

We recently decided to collaborate by offering this exciting workshop:

Why do we reject the creative ideas we need the most?

A lot of times when people claim they’re not creative, what they’re really suggesting is that they lack an innate ability to generate creative ideas. While it is true that this skill can be taught, a new study (PDF) from Cornell University suggests that coming up with ideas may not be where we actually face the most barriers.

Get Unstuck

17 Ways to Bring More Creativity into Your Daily Life and Work

A Simple Unconventional Thinking Act

By Jeffrey Baumgartner

You are probably familiar with the classic creative thinking exercises of listing as many uses as you possibly can of a brick, a box or a similar commonplace object. It is good for practicing creative thinking and is often used in tests to measure creativity, with quantity and diversity of uses indicating the level of creativity. This exercise, of course, is modeled on brainstorming: having a problem and trying to devise as many solutions as you possibly can.

The Anticonventional Exercise

Creativity and Change

We have all had the experience of adapting to one change after another, sometimes willingly and other times against our wishes. But what if we all had the ability to deliberately bring about the change we wished for?

Creativity is just that…the ability to see possibilities and bring about change.

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