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First Rule of Creative Thinking

The first rule of creative thinking and creative problem solving is to “Forget what you know” because you don’t really know anything. You only think you know.  What you think is determined by what you believe. What you believe is determined … Continue reading

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How to View Rules – video

Creative Problem Solving requires you to understand the reason for rules and how to challenge them.  

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Think Outside the Box – Why??

Consider this. If your creativity expert tells you to “Think outside of the box” – how should you respond? Creative thinking is about thinking creatively. That means looking at things differently and certainly saying things differently. How many times have … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking video

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Creative Thinking: Rhetorical Humor

One technique to stimulate and encourage creative thinking is to ask silly questions. This technique works because it follows these principles: Questions engage the brain immediately and stimulate thinking These questions suggest a different perspective Silly questions make us laugh and … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Innovation? – An Important Lesson from India

Innovation seems to be a prime directive at almost any firm I run into, regardless of industry. How do you get more of it? In these tough times the answer is no longer to throw money at it. What we … Continue reading

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Creativity Expert Threatens to “Tell the boss”

Lynne Everatt Globe & Mail I read your column, “How Far will we follow the consultant?” (Mar 24) with both amusement and concern. I was amused at the antics that your groups were “encouraged” to perform in the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving: Six Key Principles to Better Solutions

How can you be more effective at creative problem solving? Use these six key principles of creative problem solving. Avoid the common mistakes that are made when attempting to solve problems. Instead understand these six principles and you can find … Continue reading

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Creativity: Six Doors to Creative Thinking

You can be more creative when you want. You don’t need to be naturally talented at creative thinking. You can learn the techniques and improve your thinking skills. It starts by understanding the key principles of creativity. It’s not a … Continue reading

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But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List

What does that really mean? Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that “We’ve always done it this way”. The rest of the group … Continue reading

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