Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp

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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 Exercise – The New-and-Improved, Surf-to-Turf

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Sometimes, we get to design a creative thinking exercise that seems like so much fun during its development that it causes me to continually smile and giggle. Interested in disrupting thinking in your organization to boost innovation?

1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas

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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.

3 Conditions for Explosive Creative Thinking Skills

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3 Conditions for Explosive Creative Thinking Skills. Reflecting on grain elevators led me to consider explosive creative thinking skills , and the parallels between the two. Creativity Goes Boom! In the Midwest, where I grew up, grain elevators are a common sight.

Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration

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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.

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups

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I was talking with someone who was wondering aloud about how to boost the creative thinking skills of a group made up primarily of fact- and logic-driven individuals. Think accountants, engineers, compliance officers, and others in right-wrong answer professions.

Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC

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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.

7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training

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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?

Creative Thinking and a Day of Creative Self-Talk

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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.

Creative Thinking Skills – Creativity in No Time

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I recorded a video for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that ties into my presentation at their conference on creative thinking skills and “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation.”. Creative Thinking Skills Are All Talk.

Creative Thinking Skills – 8 New Questions for Breakthrough Ideas

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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.

15 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Junk Ideas into Treasures

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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 – 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity

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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. 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills.

Creative Thinking Skills – 19 Articles on Creative Wave Making

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Creative wave makers display both the creative thinking skills and the boldness to improve ideas and situations in dramatic, unexpected ways. Some people are born as creative wave makers. Being More of a Creative Wave Maker Yourself.

5 Questions to Move Creative Thinking into Action

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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.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

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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.

3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016

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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.

Creative Thinking Skills – A Simple Way to Boost Creativity

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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 Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach

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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 Activities – 3 Questions to Stop Squandering Diversity

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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 – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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 Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy

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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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around

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We frequently facilitate a strategic thinking exercise that uses a character outside a situation as the perspective. There’s no guarantee this strategic thinking exercise works in every situation.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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It seems ridiculous to help a company become better at strategic thinking and marketing without being allowed to tell them how to do it. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach

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During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact

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We have released a host of eBooks on strategic planning exercises and ideas to increase collaboration, creative thinking, alignment, and successful implementation. The questions also address branding, marketing, innovation, creativity, and implementation.

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Strategic Thinking Exercise – 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance

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Here’s an idea for a new strategic thinking exercise that can be a big help. 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance as a Strategic Thinking Exercise. This is definitely a strategic thinking exercise idea from the Brainzooming R&D lab.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head

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From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. What questions or exercises can I eliminate to save time while still getting enough input in all the areas we are covering for each innovation strategy?

Strategic Thinking Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?

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We, however, routinely share how we do things via our methodology, tools, and learnings from Brainzooming strategic thinking workshops. Why Do We Give Away So Many Strategic Thinking Exercises? Strategic ThinkingExercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy.

The Secret to Making a Strategy Development Exercise Faster and Easier

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That realization was a breakthrough in how we would create a strategy development exercise back when I ran strategic planning for a Fortune 500 corporation. To them, a strategy development exercise involved PowerPoint slides with boxes and grids to complete.

Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works

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There are a couple of different ways to apply structure to strategic planning exercises : You can enforce using templates and forms participants have to complete so their answers are uniformed and structured. Productive Structure for Strategic Planning Exercises.

The Role of Play in Innovation

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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

The Mega-Simple Way to Generate Tons of Innovative Ideas

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So, if you are on your own and need help to generate a lot of innovative ideas in a hurry , it’s a simple creative thinking formula: A magazine with lots of pictures and headlines +. Mike Brown Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation.

8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client

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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.