Aspire Journeys

Skills Builder - Creativity

  • 31 Books | 4h 10m
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Creativity is the complement to Problem Solving, and is about generating innovations or ideas which can then be honed through the problem-solving process. The first few steps focus on the individual's confidence in imagining different situations and sharing their ideas. The focus is then on generating ideas - using a clear brief, making improvements to something that already exists and combining concepts. Individuals then apply creativity in the context of their work and their wider life. They can build off this to develop ideas using tools like mind mapping, questioning, and considering different perspectives. The most advanced steps focus on building effective innovation in group settings and by seeking out varied experiences and stimuli. Finally, individuals support others to innovate, by sharing tools, identifying the right tools for the situation and through coaching.

Imagining and generating ideas

This track focuses on developing your confidence in imagining different situations and generating ideas - using a clear brief, making improvements to something that already exists and combining concepts.

  • 12 Books | 1h 46m

Using creativity and developing ideas

This track explores applying creativity in the context of work and wider life. You can build off this to develop ideas using tools like mind mapping, questioning, and considering different perspectives.

  • 8 Books | 59m

Innovating effectively

This track looks at creating effective innovation in group settings by seeking out varied experiences and stimuli.

  • 1 Book | 10m

Supporting others to innovate

This track is all about supporting others to innovate by sharing tools, identifying the right tools for the situation and through coaching.

  • 10 Books | 1h 15m

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Based on The Creativity Leap by Natalie Nixon, we explore how creativity is key to staying ahead of the curve. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Natalie Nixon

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Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization
Consider examines how taking the time to really reflect on issues and conflicts in your organization can have substantive benefits. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Daniel Patrick Forrester

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The Innovator's Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas
The Innovator's Hypothesis shows you how to get creative with experiments in order to become the innovator you want to be. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michael Schrage

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How Innovation Really Works
How Innovation Really Works explores how R&D can be used to drive your company to business prosperity. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Anne Marie Knott

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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.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Scott Cochrane

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Simply Brilliant: Powerful Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity and Spark New Ideas
Simply Brilliant provides valuable tools for anyone looking to be more creative and innovative in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Bernhard Schroeder

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The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
The Innovator's Prescription applies models for managing innovation in the health care industry to understand why it has become so inaccessible, and how we can change this. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Clayton M. Christensen, Jason Hwang, Jerome H. Grossman

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Creativity & Problem Solving
Creativity & Problem Solving explores practical methods for awakening your innate sources of creativity so that you may challenge prevailing ideas at work and in your home life. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Brian Tracy

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Innovation at Work: 55 Activities to Spark Your Team's Creativity
In Innovation at Work, author Richard Brynteson explains how to inspire creativity and exercise your team's innovation muscles. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Richard Brynteson

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Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes
For current and aspiring business leaders, Out Think is a comprehensive guide to changing the way you think and act to drive innovation and success. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By G. Shawn Hunter

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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.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Rowan Gibson

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Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology
Open Innovation dives into the importance of promoting and encouraging innovative practices within the workplace. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Henry Chesbrough

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From Idea to Innovation: A Handbook for Inventors, Decision Makers and Organizations
Throughout From Idea to Innovation author Bernd X. Weis offers a systematic scrutiny of the journey of innovation, from the first inkling of a creative idea to the delivery of an end product that consumers love and want. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Bernd X. Weis

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Power, Influence, and Persuasion: Sell Your Ideas and Make Things Happen
Power, Influence, and Persuasion dives into the practices and strategies you need to have a voice in the workplace that will take you places. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Richard Luecke

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The Innovator's Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas
The Innovator's Hypothesis shows you how to get creative with experiments in order to become the innovator you want to be. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michael Schrage

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Simply Brilliant: Powerful Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity and Spark New Ideas
Simply Brilliant provides valuable tools for anyone looking to be more creative and innovative in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Bernhard Schroeder

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick examines the intriguing question of why some ideas gain traction while others simply fade, away and it offers invaluable tips on how to make your ideas "stickier." In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Chip Heath, Dan Heath

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The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
Whether you're striving to gain support for your ideas in the world of business or in everyday life, The Art of Explanation will give you the tools to bring others on board. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Lee LeFever

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The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas
Allowing you to dive into the act of persuasion, The Art of Woo provides you with clear directions for how to make your pitches more successful. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By G. Richard Shell, Mario Moussa

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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.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Kevin Duncan

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BOOK SUMMARY

Innovation at Work: 55 Activities to Spark Your Team's Creativity
In Innovation at Work, author Richard Brynteson explains how to inspire creativity and exercise your team's innovation muscles. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Richard Brynteson

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The Manager's Coaching Handbook: A Practical Guide to Improving Employee Performance
In The Manager's Coaching Handbook, leadership gurus Cottrell and Layton draw on their combined experience to teach managers how to bring out the best in their employees through effective performance management. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 7m book Authors By David Cottrell, Mark Layton

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The Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You
The Tao of Coaching is an engaging and practical guide to negotiating leadership in the changing corporate world. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Max Landsberg

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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
In The Coaching Habit, author Michael Bungay Stanier shares his interactive training tools and approaches for cranking up your team's performance from acceptable to exceptional. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Michael Bungay Stanier

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Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance
Coaching and Mentoring offers readers a practical guide for implementing coaching and mentoring programs in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Eric Parsloe, Melville Leedham

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Coaching Counseling & Mentoring: How to Choose & Use the Right Technique to Boost Employee Performance, Second Edition
In Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring, Florence M. Stone provides helpful tools and practical techniques to give managers the skills and confidence to encourage their employees and improve their performance. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Florence Stone

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Action Coaching: How To Leverage Individual Performance For Company Success
Action Coaching will help leaders up their games when it comes to coaching individuals to change for success-and leverage this asset for business growth. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo

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The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business, 3rd Edition
The Coaching Manager seeks to guide, advise, and demonstrate how to promote a coaching culture in the workplace, with the aim of nurturing your employees to reach their full potential. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By James M. Hunt

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Coaching and Mentoring: How to Develop Top Talent and Achieve Stronger Performance
Coaching and Mentoring provides the indispensable foundational knowledge required to establish a compatible coaching or mentoring environment within your organization. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Richard Luecke

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Effective Modern Coaching: The Principles and Art of Successful Business Coaching
Effective Modern Coaching offers a roadmap for balancing the demands of leadership and management with the need to improve your team's performance. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Miles Downey

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50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People, Third Edition
50 Top Tools for Coaching provides you with everything you need to know to motivate and guide others towards success. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell

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