Creative Thinking & Brainstorming

  • 5 Courses | 2h 41m 38s
  • 7 Books | 21h 40m
  • 12 Audiobooks | 24h 19m 34s
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Brainstorming is one of the most effective creative thinking techniques. See how to generate innovative thinking to spur new ideas. Here, you'll learn ways to get, and keep, the creative juices flowing.

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COURSES INCLUDED

Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity
Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. If you're struggling to express your ideas, then something is getting in the way. But with the right approach and techniques, team leaders can provide a safe space that encourages brainstorming, innovating, and creative thinking. In this course, you'll learn about characteristics of creative people, how to overcome personal barriers, and how to foster team innovation in a work environment. It describes personal barriers to creativity and how to overcome them and provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. It also outlines key requirements for promoting creativity and explores techniques for fostering creativity in teams.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas
You might not describe yourself as a creative person, but everyday activities - like problem solving or spotting opportunities - rely on your creative thinking and innovation. Originality is key, but your ideas also have to work within real-world constraints. In this course, you'll learn about the different stages of innovating and techniques for verifying the workability of your ideas. You'll also discover guidelines and techniques for building on and testing an idea, such as brainstorming. The course outlines when to use research and simulations to check the workability of an idea, and it discusses ways to build on ideas effectively.
6 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Creative Thinking & Brainstorming
Creativity: Nature versus nurture? You either have it or you don't? Not true. Creativity can be learned, and those who approach the creative process in the right way can overcome any problem.
30 videos | 1h 31m available Badge
Steps to Creativity Series
Do you need to be more creative on the job? Do you want to take your creativity up a notch? Josh Linkner shares five steps for honing your abilities to find new ideas and innovate: ask, prepare, discover, ignite, and launch.
5 videos | 15m available Badge
Brainstorming Series
If your brainstorming process lacks structure, you may be doing it wrong. The best ideas come from brainstorming sessions that have a facilitator who sets ground rules and keeps the discussion focused on solving clearly defined problems.
4 videos | 13m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better
Outlining the tools needed to become a critical as well as creative thinker, this book introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in fields and careers.
book Duration 5h 21m book Authors By Joe Y. F. Lau

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Simply Brilliant: Powerful Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity and Spark New Ideas
Using his CreativityWorks framework, creativity and innovation expert Bernhard Schroeder explains how to break out of your mental box, reignite natural curiosity, and move step-by-step through a set of exercises that help individuals and teams.
book Duration 2h 59m book Authors By Bernhard Schroeder

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Innovation at Work: 55 Activities to Spark Your Team's Creativity
Containing worksheets, questions, and case studies to inspire discussion as well as assessments for determining managers' openness to innovation, this handy book provides readers with a roadmap for fostering creativity and innovation in any team, in any industry.
book Duration 2h 4m book Authors By Richard Brynteson

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Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas That Influence the Way We Think
Do you know what economists mean when they refer to you as a "rational agent"? Or why a psychologist might label your idea a "creative insight"? After reading this book, you will know how the best and brightest thinkers judge the ways we decide, argue, solve problems, and tell right from wrong.
book Duration 3h 49m book Authors By Denise D. Cummins

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Mind Mapping For Dummies
Investigating advanced mind mapping techniques for a range of purposes, including studying for exams, improving memory, project management, and maximizing creativity, this book shows you how to unlock your brain's potential.
book Duration 2h 22m book Authors By Florian Rustler

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Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets
Highly relevant to the growth crises many enterprises face in today's economic landscape, this insightful and informative book examines how to break barriers to spark creativity and foster new ideas.
book Duration 3h 17m book Authors By Michael A. Roberto

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Big Book of Brainstorming Games: Quick, Effective Activities that Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Improve Collaboration, and Spark Great Ideas!
Packed with physical and verbal exercises to help you organize and run a brainstorming session, this book gives you the tools and knowledge to build a solid, structured foundation for free-form interaction and fearless conceptualizing.
book Duration 1h 48m book Authors By Mary Scannell, Mike Mulvihill
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration
Written by two masters of comedy and improv, Yes, And uses hilarious but insightful real-life anecdotes to show how improv can be incorporated into the business world. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 11m 57s audiobook Authors By Kelly Leonard, Tom Yorton

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Your Creative Mind: Disrupt Your Thinking, Abandon Your Comfort Zone, and Develop Bold New Strategies
In Your Creative Mind, author Scott Cochrane wakes up dormant creativity so you can innovate purposefully. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 22m 5s audiobook Authors By Scott Cochrane

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The Ideas Book: 50 Ways to Generate Ideas More Effectively
In The Ideas Book, author Kevin Duncan outlines tools that represent a fast and effective way to clear the mind, thus enabling you to formulate fresh ideas effectively. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 19m 30s audiobook Authors By Kevin Duncan

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The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work
The Progress Principle is the ultimate leadership handbook for creating an environment that encourages passion, creativity, and a desire to excel. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 10m 52s audiobook Authors By Steven Kramer, Teresa Amabile

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The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
Whether you're struggling with writer's block or just can't seem to conjure a brilliant idea at the drop of a hat, The Four Lenses of Innovation provides a road map to becoming more inventive with less effort. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 9m 55s audiobook Authors By Rowan Gibson

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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity and Courage, 4th Edition
A Peacock in the Land of Penguins showcases how new ways of doing things can be difficult for certain companies, but why it is important to value diversity in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 17m 31s audiobook Authors By BJ Gallagher, Warren H. Schmidt

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The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Combining creativity tools and techniques with real-world stories of innovative people and businesses, this audio edition is a provocation, an inspiration, and an invitation to unleash the innate creativity that lies within each of us. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 3h 58m 38s audiobook Authors By Natalie Nixon

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How to be a Brilliant Thinker: Exercise Your Mind and Find Creative Solutions
This audio edition will help you to conceive, evaluate and implement great ideas as well as improve your memory, sell your ideas and win arguments.
audiobook Duration 4h 40m 18s audiobook Authors By Paul Sloane

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Poke the Box
This audio edition will nudge you away from conformity and toward ingenuity, toward answering unknown questions for yourself. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 2h 15m 3s audiobook Authors By Seth Godin

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Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes
This audio edition presents insights, stories, and actionable take-aways based on interviews and collaboration with thought-leaders across industries to drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 7h 49m 58s audiobook Authors By G. Shawn Hunter

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The Brainpower Booster: Seven Powerful Strategies For Becoming Smarter
This audio edition will teach you to quickly learn, process, and remember all types of information. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 1h 53m 47s audiobook Authors By Howard Stephen Berg

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Creativity & Problem Solving
Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, this audio edition will help anyone tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 2h 10m audiobook Authors By Brian Tracy
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