Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Innovation in Practice

Becoming even just a little bit more creative will enhance what you do every day – whether at work, at home, or just about anywhere. . But how do you learn creativity? . 2 Techniques to Master Creative Thinking. And you can do this with creativity as well. .

Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Innovation in Practice

Becoming even just a little bit more creative will enhance what you do every day – whether at work, at home, or just about anywhere. . But how do you learn creativity? . 2 Techniques to Master Creative Thinking. And you can do this with creativity as well. .

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001: A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

You can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport. This podcast is about the idea that creativity can be systematic. .

Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp

BrainZooming

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. After you push the thinking to as outlandish and dangerous a point as possible, you roll the ideas back to where they are once again doable.

025: Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Innovation in Practice

Creativity can be learned, and there are patterns you can use to generate creative ideas. If you’ve listened to our previous episodes, you’re pretty much familiar with the 5 patterns of systematic inventive thinking or SIT method by now.

A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

But you can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill – whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport. What is Creativity? The 3 Criteria for Creative Thought .

A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

But you can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill – whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport. What is Creativity? The 3 Criteria for Creative Thought .

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

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. Do you work in one of those types of organizations that says one thing and supports another where creativity is concerned? Organizational Creative Thinking Challenges.

Creative Thinking – Music Videos with Stories

BrainZooming

Today’s creative thinking post is all about music. That’s why these music videos are the centerpiece of today’s creative thinking post. Boost Your Creativity with “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation”. Download our FREE “Taking the No Out of InNOvation eBook to help you generate extreme creativity and ideas! Email us at info@brainzooming.com or call us at 816-509-5320 to learn how we can deliver these benefits for you.

Creative Thinking – My Vital Source of Creative Inspiration

BrainZooming

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? At some point, God provided the grace to realize my creative inspiration was from outside, not inside. While creative thinking had something to do with me, it wasn’t dependent on me at all.

Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC

BrainZooming

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. While Daniel Pink never came out and associated the skills enabling the new ABC with “creative thinking,” they screamed creative thinking to me.

Struggling to Be Creative? Think of Creativity as Exploring an Amusement Park

BrainZooming

Struggling to be creative? Think about reigniting your creativity as a day at an amusement park. All the ways you have been creative up until now are the amusement park rides. You’ll have your creativity back! Boost Your Extreme Creativity with “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation”. Download our FREE “Taking the No Out of InNOvation eBook to help generate extreme creativity and boost your creative thinking skills!

Creative Thinking Skills – 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity

BrainZooming

We turn to extreme creativity questions to help clients imagine big ideas. It is all part of not ASKING for big ideas ; we use big questions that enhance peoples’ natural creative thinking skills. Based on our experience using extreme creativity questions, they DO tend to yield bigger ideas. 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills. Plan the series of extreme creativity questions you are going to use.

Creative Thinking – We All Have Our “Pizza Meeting” Weak Spots

BrainZooming

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. We’d make creative thinking happen wherever we could find a large enough meeting room at one of our headquarters locations. To do SOMETHING to make the space a little creative, we’d arrange the tables and chairs every which way.

Creative Thinking Skills – 10 Ideas for Stimulating Extreme Team Creativity

BrainZooming

We’re developing a strategic thinking webinar for a client on cultivating and sustaining creativity among its salesforce. Since the webinar is with the organization’s sales leadership, the focus is on creative thinking skills they can and should be embracing to help their salespeople see opportunities in new ways. Part of the creative thinking skills content will come via our Idea Magnets material. Giving “One” for Team Creativity.

Five Tips for Cultivating Creative Thinking on Your Team

IdeaScale

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. One of the toughest problems with creativity is that it can be difficult to get perspective outside the daily grind. Creativity can lead to explosive success, or it can fall flat on its face.

Creative Thinking Skills – A Simple Way to Boost Creativity

BrainZooming

We were working with a client and sharing the value of our extreme creativity strategic exercises to boost creative thinking skills. We love extreme creativity questions because they provide an opportunity to push strategic thinking into bigger and bolder areas than an individual or group would envision by simply asking, “What are new and different things we could do?” It’s the same with inspiring creative ideas.

Breaking the Barriers to Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

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. In fact, constraints are a necessary condition for creativity to occur. The more constrained you are, the more creative you’ll be. So what is it that seems to limit our creativity? Now that’s creative.

5 Questions to Move Creative Thinking into Action

BrainZooming

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? That was a persistent question during a recent Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop that also included a heavy dose of content on creative thinking. They also wanted a sense of when and why you should think creatively. Turning Creative Thinking into Action.

5 Ideas When an Uber-Positive Boss Crushes Creative Thinking

BrainZooming

We’ve certainly covered the heck out of how bad bosses , toxic cultures , and negative comments can crush creative thinking and creativity. These all dampen creative thinking because while ideas are in the awkward stage when someone has just envisioned them, the last thing you need is to attack them because they are outside the norm or aren’t fully-formed. Suppose a team is charged with doing the creative thinking to generate new ideas for an initiative.

1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas

BrainZooming

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. Even though creative thinking exercises and strategy questions are intended to help people approach familiar situations in new ways, they can easily become new boundaries to constrain thinking. They should inspire, not limit thinking.

Creative Thinking Activities – 3 Questions to Stop Squandering Diversity

BrainZooming

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. So how did the participants sit in the large room for the creative thinking activities? 3 Questions to Stop Squandering Diversity in Creative Thinking Activities.

Creative Thinking – 31 Excuses Why a Creative Outlet Isn’t Working

BrainZooming

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. I have some ideas why this is the case, and have been trying to document the reasons my go-to creative outlet isn’t working right now. 31 Excuses Why a Creative Outlet Isn’t Working. I’m not traveling enough to stimulate my creativity.

Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach

BrainZooming

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. If you’d like to talk about how we can customize a strategic and creative thinking skills workshop for your organization, let us know at info@brainzooming.com or 816-509-5320.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

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. While we did that, an early exercise during the strategic thinking workshop shaped the rest of the day. As one participant noted, “The discussion was helpful and revealed some blind spots in my thinking.

Creative Thinking Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy

BrainZooming

9 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Talk into Strategy. The team leader’s question prompted this list of 9 creative thinking skills that help turn strategic conversations (or even conversations that seem like talking without any particular strategic focus) into something that feels like strategy. Remember that although these creative thinking skills are presented sequentially, they may be used in any order.

Don’t Miss It! 45 Experts in Boosting Creative Thinking Skills – All FREE!

BrainZooming

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 Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration

BrainZooming

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. Using these creative thinking exercises, we pushed them to forget (temporarily) what they have been doing and re-imagine the situation from different perspectives. Here are a few: A leader’s “no” to innovation isn’t necessarily throttling new thinking.

Creative Thinking Skills – 12 Things Working and 6 Not Working in Odd Times

BrainZooming

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. When my creative thinking skills HAVE been stronger, here’s what has been working: When I think about needing to get all the financial records updated to be ready to prepare taxes , I can suddenly write like crazy as a diversion. It’s been odd times recently.

Podcast S5E108: Dr Robert Alan Black – The history of creativity research

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with international creativity advocate Dr Robert Alan Black. We touch on his history working with the late, great Prof Paul E Torrance and speak about the history of creativity research.

Creative Thinking – 5 Ideas for How to Make Money from Your Passion

BrainZooming

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. We haven’t tackled that topic previously, so the first creative thinking move was sketching out a matrix comparing the degree someone is able to express a personal creative version versus how much they are getting paid for it. 5 Ideas for How to Make Money from Your Passion and Creativity.

The neuroscience of creativity

The Future Shapers

Creativity is very complex. The science of creativity suggests some choices can dampen creative thinking. While several things can help boost creative expression. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or a single side of the brain!

Episode 031: Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

Innovation in Practice

There are lots of ways for you to learn about systematic creativity. Think about how this can benefit your personal and professional life. So dive in, learn, develop, and become a student of creativity. Learning attribute dependency technique.

Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

Innovation in Practice

Can you learn to be more creative? . There are lots of ways for you to learn about systematic creativity. Just think about how using these can benefit both your personal and professional life. . So dive in, learn, develop, and become a student of creativity.

Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative

Game-Changer

“If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” If you think #designthinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to "safely" be creative, think again.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WAY THE AVERAGE PERSON THINKS AND A CREATIVE GENIUS THINKS

Michael Michalko

This is where the cliché “Think outside of the box” comes from. Or, in other words, you had to break normal thinking patterns, something that the new Esquire said it could help modern men do. Over time the puzzle became synonymous with creative thinking and the phrase “thinking outside the box” has now become a cliché for creativity. We think “If I can’t see it right away, it either isn’t there or not worth finding.”

Creative Ideas – Are too many bold ideas killing your creativity?

BrainZooming

From a day-to-day perspective in the corporate world, we didn’t necessarily use objective metrics about creative ideas. After talking with a friend, I think the percent of time you are told to pull back your creative ideas because they are too big and bold may be a good way to assess how your creativity is faring in an organization. The cumulative impact is she no longer offers big creative ideas because there isn’t any point.

Schools Kill Creativity

Gregg Fraley

We Still Can Learn From “The Ken” Sir Ken Robinson Leaves a Legacy That Still Inspires. The creativity and innovation world has lost one of its finest just this last week. Creativity is Not a Nice to Have — Business Leaders.

Get More Creativity Now

Gregg Fraley

Creativity is a Choice and a Habit. Join the Creative Flow Challenge. 11th — 18 Days to Creative Power. Learn How to Apply Creativity to All Your Projects. Yes, you can improve your creativity. Experienced “creatives” can up their game.

Podcast S2E41: Rodd Chant – What it takes to be a Creative Director

Idea to Value

In today’s episode, we speak with Rodd Chant, who describes himself as a Creative Something. We talk about what it takes to succeed in the creative industries, and how to lead creative individuals. Topics discussed in today’s episode: 00:03:00 – What actually does a Creative Director do? 00:08:00 – Coaching people on their creative journey. 00:13:00 – Is everyone creative? The creative adult is the child that survives.

Why are some people creative and others not?

Michael Michalko

The key question isn’t “Why are some people creative and others not?” It is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Why does education inhibit creativity? Why can’t educators foster more creativity instead of less? Why is it that the more expert people become in their fields, the less creative and innovative they become? Once we think we know how to get the answer, based on what we have been taught, we stop thinking.

8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client

BrainZooming

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. I’m a great client because of all the creative thinking background and experience communicating with creative people. 8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client. That’s my creative advice.

3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016

BrainZooming

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. 3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016. Today, here are three valuable creative thinking skills ideas no matter where your creative community is located.