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If you want to brainstorm creative solutions, it’s important to ask creative questions and redefine the problem that you want to solve.
New ideas need to come from places that you haven’t explored already, and forced connections help you take a step back and develop those ideas.
A lot of ideas in the creative problem solving and innovation processes are arrived at through questions beginning with “How to” and “How might.”
Creative warm-up exercises might seem silly and unnecessary, but they actually encourage an open mind and stretch imaginations.
In the business world, innovation leaders need to unleash creativity in their organization through these three ideas that I recommend.
Many brainstorming sessions are often mislabeled as discussions or, even worse, venting sessions because leaders fail in three distinct areas.
Creativity can be developed through divergent, combinent and convergent thinking, and will result in innovative ideas and forced connections.
The three categories that separate the reading habits of scientists also reflect their new connections made — which ultimately help create new ideas.
Finding a personal form of farm therapy helps ignite creative ideas, and it should be a change of pace from usual activities.
Sometimes, the best ideas are thought of not at work but rather in relaxing situations such as a workout or right before we fall asleep.