Creative Thinking Guidebooks
This series of five, visually compelling guidebooks gives aspiring innovators a simple way to get out of the box and tackle pressing business challenges in new ways. These 16-page books are the distillation of 20 years' experience teaching thousands of people how to tap into a higher level of creativity. Can be used by facilitators, managers, and change agents as a teaching tool for meetings and trainings. They are also useful for anyone looking for a simple way to solve tough problems, generate breakthrough ideas and achieve extraordinary results.
What They Do
1. Blue Sky Thinking.
- Helps aspiring innovators get unstuck
- Provides a clear process to spark breakthrough thinking
- Increases the quality and quantity of original ideas
- Makes creative thinking techniques accessible to everyone
- Complements analytical Six Sigma tools
Learn how to use structured fantasy to trigger breakthrough business solutions (and understand why Albert Einstein and the Soviet Union Grand Chess Master both claimed their ability to fantasize was essential to their extraordinary success).
2. Qualities of an Innovator
Describes the 20 leading indicators of a corporate innovator. But more than that, it engages you in a step-by-step process of developing the kind of mindset necessary to turn top-of-the-line ideas into bottom-line realities.
3. Lead Into Gold
Helps you identify (and go beyond) the limiting assumptions preventing you from creating breakthrough results on the job. Unlocks your potential to be an inspired, boundaryless force for change and innovation
4. The Idea Lottery
Takes one of the key principals of creative thinking — the ability to synthesize new possibilities from pre-existing elements — and translates it into three easy-to-do problem-solving techniques. Increases flexibility and fluency of ideation.
5. Metaphors Be With You
Now available as downloads in PDF format
Teaches you how to use "mental pictures" (i.e. metaphors, similes and analogies) to solve pressing business challenges in new ways. Especially useful for word-driven, analytical thinkers. "I rarely think in words at all." — Einstein