7 Important Creative Thinking Skills
JULY 18, 2016
We were on a call with an extended creative team generating ideas for client videos. During breaks, I found myself jotting down examples of important creative thinking skills the team was exhibiting. 7 Important Creative Thinking Skills.
Breaking the Barriers to Creative Thinking
Innovation in Practice
JANUARY 9, 2017
What holds people back from being creative? Do you not have a budget for doing creative work? They appear to be strict boundaries that seem to limit your ability to be creative. Surprisingly, constraints are not a barrier to creativity. Now that’s creative.
Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges
JANUARY 15, 2016
Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head. In many organizations, however, substantial creative thinking challenges come from leaders and cultures that may say they want new thinking, but seem to do everything they can to scuttle creativity.
Creative Thinking Skills – 8 New Questions for Breakthrough Ideas
MARCH 22, 2017
Short story: If you want big ideas, ask the big questions, which is what extreme creativity is all about ! Keeping with the eight theme, here are eight new questions from the Brainzooming R&D Lab to boost your creative thinking skills.
Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Sometimes you think you know best, only to find later that you have absolutely NO clue. As an example, I wrote some time back about the “Shrimp” creative thinking exercise we included during a creative thinking workshop for a regulated financial services company.
Creative Thinking Activities – 3 Questions to Stop Squandering Diversity
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Based on all The Brainzooming Group experience in helping clients generate new ideas and innovative strategies, diversity is vital to successful creative thinking activities. For example, at one of our client creative thinking workshops there wasn’t any of diversity to spare.
Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach
DECEMBER 10, 2015
We’re with a client today, delivering a strategic and creative thinking skills for sales workshop. As an outgrowth of the workshop, here is a strategic and creative thinking skills compilation comprised of articles that support the Brainzooming workshop we’re delivering.
Creative Thinking Skills – 10 Ideas for Stimulating Extreme Team Creativity
JANUARY 6, 2016
We’re developing a strategic thinking webinar for a client on cultivating and sustaining creativity among its salesforce. Part of the creative thinking skills content will come via our Idea Magnets material. Giving “One” for Team Creativity.
Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Chuck is the owner of Brilliance Activator , which helps leaders uncork the creative genius of their teams to improve products and processes, delight customers, and grow profits. Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop by Chuck Dymer.
Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer at The IdeaLoft
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
Chuck has been an incredible influence on my career, especially as it comes to creative thinking skills. Chuck was the first person I heard deliver an in-depth presentation on creative thinking skills. Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer.
Creative Thinking and a Day of Creative Self-Talk
OCTOBER 13, 2016
That conversation, and a related one on creative thinking and what is funny got me reflecting on a day in my life and the creative thinking and creative self-talk that goes on behind the scenes. Some of the creative self-talk is not particularly beneficial.
5 Questions to Move Creative Thinking into Action
MARCH 21, 2017
Short Story: Look for specifics and things that people can actually do or perform to move creative thinking into action. How do you move from creative thinking into action? They also wanted a sense of when and why you should think creatively.
Creative Thinking Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy
MARCH 9, 2016
9 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Talk into Strategy. Remember that although these creative thinking skills are presented sequentially, they may be used in any order. There may also be equally important creative thinking skills not included on the list.
1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas
MARCH 22, 2016
Delivering a creative thinking workshop , I was eavesdropping on conversations at five tables full of attendees. One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. They should inspire, not limit thinking.
Don’t Miss It! 45 Experts in Boosting Creative Thinking Skills – All FREE!
MARCH 27, 2017
How are you boosting your creative thinking skills in dramatic ways for 2017 and beyond? It features forty-five creativity and innovation experts! The Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017 is a virtual event running from this coming Sunday through the following Sunday. Your FREE registration includes access to at least forty-five all-new interviews with global creativity and innovation experts. Paul Sloane – Author of Think like an Innovator.
Creative Thinking – We All Have Our “Pizza Meeting” Weak Spots
OCTOBER 19, 2015
What’s a “pizza meeting,” and what does it have to do with creative thinking? Back in the Fortune 500 days, we facilitated so many strategic planning workshop sessions we gave up renting creativity-oriented offsite locations.
3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016
JUNE 27, 2016
Last Friday’s Gas Can Creative Conference sponsored by AAF-KC (American Advertising Federation – Kansas City) was a half-empty gas can, at best. While there were a few presentations and ideas to stimulate our creative thinking skills, there were far too few for an all-day event.
7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training
AUGUST 9, 2016
What are your expectations from a creative thinking workshop? That is the first question I ask the audience at a Brainzooming creative thinking workshop. 7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training. What’s the life cycle of creative ideas?
5 Ideas When an Uber-Positive Boss Crushes Creative Thinking
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
We’ve certainly covered the heck out of how bad bosses , toxic cultures , and negative comments can crush creative thinking and creativity. Suppose a team is charged with doing the creative thinking to generate new ideas for an initiative.
Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC
OCTOBER 14, 2015
I’ll be presenting on social media super models , followed by a VERY QUICK creative thinking exercises for sales presentation. The creative thinking exercises for sales content is a different take on both familiar and some new creative thinking topics.
Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes
AUGUST 23, 2016
What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? What if your fear of being wrong is so great that you can’t even start implementing creative ideas that are just for you for fear you’ll goof something up?
Five Tips for Cultivating Creative Thinking on Your Team
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Creativity is the great untapped resource on any team. How do you bring out the creativity of your team? With some smart thinking and careful decisions, you can bring out the best in your team. Creativity is encouraged, or discouraged, by leadership.
Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop
JUNE 8, 2016
Last week, we presented a creative and strategic thinking workshop for a Brainzooming reader who leads the national sales division of a global industrial manufacturer. We integrated the Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop into their annual sales meeting.
The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking [video]
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Have you ever wondered where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss?
Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
They requested a follow-up innovation workshop to inspire bigger, further out thinking. We brought two specific inspirations to the innovation workshop: extreme and analogy-based creative thinking exercises. It may be that the new thinking isn’t big enough.
15 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Junk Ideas into Treasures
OCTOBER 12, 2016
I also push my creative thinking skills and look through newspaper or magazine articles to inspire ideas. 15 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Junk Ideas into Treasures. Have a creative partner to stimulate ideas.
Creative Thinking Skills – 12 Things Working and 6 Not Working in Odd Times
MARCH 29, 2016
Creative Thinking Skills – Some Working, Some Not Working. Amid the odd times, it’s no surprise my creative thinking skills have varied widely the past few months. Intense cardio exercise usually clears the creative cob webs, but that’s been sputtering.
Creative Thinking – 5 Ideas for How to Make Money from Your Passion
DECEMBER 11, 2015
I had a Twitter question from Charles Westscott about creativity and how to make money from your passion. Brainzooming how to get paid as a creative is my struggle. 5 Ideas for How to Make Money from Your Passion and Creativity.
Creative Thinking Skills – A Simple Way to Boost Creativity
MAY 3, 2016
We were working with a client and sharing the value of our extreme creativity strategic exercises to boost creative thinking skills. It’s the same with inspiring creative ideas. a clean sheet of paper) provides little creative inspiration.
Creative Thinking – My Vital Source of Creative Inspiration
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
I used to think creative inspiration came from inside. As a result, the pressure for inspiration and creative thinking was always dependent on me. What did I need to do to trigger creative thinking? God provides all the needed creative inspiration.
Creative Thinking – 31 Excuses Why a Creative Outlet Isn’t Working
MAY 4, 2016
Ever felt as if your main creative outlet just isn’t working anymore ? I’m WAY off my creative thinking game when it comes to putting pen to paper and fingers to keyboard. 31 Excuses Why a Creative Outlet Isn’t Working. Wow, maybe my creativity is fine.
Creative Ideas – Are too many bold ideas killing your creativity?
MARCH 6, 2017
From a day-to-day perspective in the corporate world, we didn’t necessarily use objective metrics about creative ideas. My friend explained that over a period of years, her bosses shot down every dynamic possibility she proposed as a creative marketing idea.
Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus
MAY 12, 2015
Are your employees regularly learning and exposed to creative thinking? business strategy creative thinking Crowdsourcing employee engagement engagement innovation competence
The Role of Play in Innovation
AUGUST 1, 2016
In the Creative Economy, inspiring a sense of play in culture, marketing, and innovation is critical to success. Innovation Creative Thinking innovation execution Innovation Exercises michael graber Product Development Southern Growth Studio
8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client
MARCH 17, 2017
Short Story: When it comes to creativity, start with and return to the underlying strategy ; that’s the most important piece of creative advice I have to offer. I’ve been trying to let go of some creative reins on the Brainzooming brand. That’s my creative advice.
Who is your Socrates in your organization?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Thinking for yourself and challenging the status quo will keep you on the inventing side of business and life.
9 Ways to Never Suffer from a Lack of New Business Ideas Again
MARCH 28, 2017
In place of only recycling ideas, try these nine strategic thinking questions and creative thinking paths. You don’t need all nine strategic thinking questions in very situation where you are expected to quickly develop new business ideas. Extreme Creativity.
Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity
APRIL 15, 2016
Interestingly, the most challenging situation for Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop success is when it includes TOO MANY individuals viewing themselves as creative. That particular session was filled with about 85% HUGE creative egos. So get creative individually.
How to Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
We’re developing a workshop on creative thinking techniques for a B2B salesforce in a few weeks. I guess I think of them as what people say about creative thinking when they don’t have anything more substantial to say.
7 Lessons in Leadership, Diversity And a Culture of Learning from an Animated Short Film
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
I hope you enjoyed the video, without having to think about and trying to learn something from the video. What I learnt from the video: It is important to have a diverse workforce, which thinks and acts differently – who have diverse world-views.