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Just like human brains mobilize and fight an enemy using the fight, flight or freeze response, organizations do the same in dangerous situations.
When instilling innovation practices, don’t force people into some lock-step method or overwhelm them with creativity tools.
When generating ideas and solve problems, it’s important to first conduct creative warm-ups. That way, you’ll find more successful solutions.
I didn’t want “Create in a Flash” to be another training manual. I’d already done that, and this was supposed to be something different.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to be more creative in our everyday lives, reaffirming that statement that everyone creative ability.
From finding your creative space and creative time to taking breaks and forcing connections, use these guidelines for your work-from-home office.
Generate ideas only after you’ve clearly identified the problem, and make sure to invest time identifying that true problem during the creative process.
One creative process misconception is that all ideas must breakthrough ones. Incremental thoughts making a process more efficient are just as effective.
Just as an athlete stretches before a game, it’s also important to warm up for creative thinking — the first strategy I offer for becoming more creative.
As I wrote in my latest book, it’s important to invest time identifying the true problem as opposed to coming up with ideas for the wrong one.