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Creating Ideas: Think The Way You Think

Do you sometimes wish you had an easier way to organize or gather your thoughts? Ever been working on a presentation, proposal, or to-do list and didn't know where to start or where you were going to go? A map would [...]

Creating Ideas: Think The Way You Think

To Be Creative, Keep Feeding Your Mind

To be and stay creative, keep feeding your mind new ideas and information. Try new things. Visit new places; different parts of the world. Take a different route home from work. Learn a new language. Read Wikipedia entries about topics you [...]

To Be Creative, Keep Feeding Your Mind

Project Stuck? Try Using A “Black Box.”

When a scientist or engineer designs a new process, they run into many unknowns. You can expect that when creating something from scratch. However, they could have so many unknowns, if they tried to solve each as they occurred, they'd get [...]

Project Stuck? Try Using A “Black Box.”

Disney Brainstorming Method: Dreamer, Realist, and Spoiler

Film producer and innovator, Walt Disney used to think-up and refine ideas by breaking the process into three distinct chunks. The dreamer, the realist, and the spoiler (or critic). The Dreamer This stage was for fantasizing. Creating the most fantastic and [...]

Disney Brainstorming Method: Dreamer, Realist, and Spoiler

Circle Of Time Planner

Time management optimization... I'm always looking for different and effective ways to enhance time management. I've learned, better managing what you have to do frees you up for what you want to do. I've bumped into a novel approach to day [...]

Circle Of Time Planner

Begin At The End, For Better Strategy

One of the best starting points for a strategy session is at the end of it. Starting by clearly expressing what the end results should be, serves as a clear target for participants to aim for. I'm talking about more than [...]

Begin At The End, For Better Strategy

Brainstorming: Sponge Versus Sieve

One of the reasons we find brainstorming intimidating is that some people are better than others in squeezing ideas out of their heads. These people - while amazing because they seem to have magical powers and some conduit to divine inspiration [...]

Brainstorming: Sponge Versus Sieve

Taking Action: 8 Ways to Classify Ideas

A fair amount of writing about brainstorming emphasizes not judging ideas too soon. A plethora of criticism about brainstorming argues it isn't critical enough. No matter how you think-up ideas, eventually they must prove themselves worthy of helping you meet your [...]

Taking Action: 8 Ways to Classify Ideas

Great Leaders Think Dirty Thoughts

As we climb the corporate ladder, we catch on that people on the lower rungs do the tactical, heavy work. Further up the ladder, they get to sit at desks and focus on strategy. So, we set our sights on the [...]

Great Leaders Think Dirty Thoughts

Better Problem Solving With Framing

When you're looking to innovate, take advantage of an opportunity, or solve a problem... one of your first steps should be to define precisely or "frame" that opportunity or problem. Your frame is how you narrow and pinpoint what you choose [...]

Better Problem Solving With Framing
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