Creative Thinking & Brainstorming

  • 5 Courses | 2h 47m 8s
  • 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.

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Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity

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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 | 25m
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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 | 21m
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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
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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
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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
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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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