Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Bestselling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every ?eld of endeavor — from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life — natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches that diverse geniuses share — and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko’s strategies facilitate the kind of lightbulb-moment thinking that changes lives — for the better.
Have you ever wondered: "when will I ever be creative?" Think you are not creative at all? Then think Twice, this book is for you! In this book, Dr. Jasmine Renner helps you to discover how you can be creative simply because you are a living, breathing human being with a God-given creative DNA. .Think Twice: You Can be Creative takes the reader into an eye-opening journey of a lifetime. The chapters in this book come full circle enabling the reader to attain the full realization of his or her creative DNA and compels you to think twice about your creative nature and abilities. You will discover that being creative is an innate part of who you are and taking advantage of your creative abilities is really not as complicated as many of us are led to believe. An absolutely handy tool for all leaders, teachers, pastors, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone desirous of tapping into their creative wealth. This book will transform your life and teach you how to apply principles that will enable you to glean out of your creative juices and effortlessly become who you really were meant to be. Seeing what no one else is seeing; thinking what no one else is thinking and making your thoughts tangible and a reality is an endowment given to all by our Creator. From Albert Einstein, to Thomas Edison, to Steve Jobs, learn how creative geniuses have effortless ideas, whenever they need them and learn how you can too. Through engaging examples and useful tools, Think Twice: You Can Be Creative takes you on a journey to unleash your creative genius.
Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success by Anthony Middlebrooks, Scott J. Allen, Mindy McNutt, and James Morrison provides a practical, engaging foundation and easy-to-understand framework for individuals to purposefully design leadership. This action-oriented text starts with the self and helps students understand their individual strengths, styles, and skills with numerous reflection opportunities. Next, the text explores the relational aspects of leadership and best practices for motivating and inspiring followers. Finally, the text concludes by examining how leaders can transform their communities and create lasting, positive change. Practical applications and activities in each chapter help students develop their confidence, optimism, resiliency, and engagement. Regardless of your students’ background or major, they will gain the knowledge and skills they need to become thoughtful, impactful leaders.
Critical and Creative Thinking: A Guide for Teachers revealsways to develop a capacity to think both critically and creativelyin practical and productive ways. Explains why critical and creative thinking complement eachother with clear examples Provides a practical toolkit of cognitive techniques forgenerating and evaluating ideas using both creative and criticalthinking Enriches the discussion of creative and critical intersectionswith brief “inter-chapters” based on the thinkinghabits of Leonardo da Vinci Offers an overview of current trends in critical and creativethinking, with applications across a spectrum of disciplines
How to solve critical business challenges by generating more andbetter ideas Every organization needs a steady supply of fresh, relevantideas, but managers can?t just lock teams in a room with a mandateto brainstorm and hope for the best. Ideation is both a science andan art, and when group ideation processes are well-designed andwell-facilitated, anyone can generate an abundance of creative,implementable options?not to mention true breakthroughs?for anybusiness need. Drawing on his work leading high-stakes ideationsessions at over 300 organizations, Mattimore explains the how,what, and why of successful ideation and provides a framework forwhen and how to apply various techniques. Identifies Mattimore?s top ideation and innovation techniques(including ?brainwalking,? finding inspiration in worst ideas, theunexpected effectiveness of wishing, and more) and lays thegroundwork for you to invent successful processes of your own Tells real stories of ideation at work in Mattimore?sconsulting business, including how Ben & Jerry?s named a newstrawberry fudge flavor, how Thomas? invented a new, healthierEnglish muffin that now accounts for over 30% of its sales, how IBMtransformed the culture of one of its divisions to make it moreinnovative, and many more Mattimore is a world-class expert on applied creativity and aninnovation process consultant to over one-third of the Fortune 100companies; he and his team have helped create and launch productsand services worth over $3 billion in annual US retail sales With a diverse range of tested methods, Idea Stormers isthe indispensable guide for developing original, practicalsolutions to even the most intractable-seeming creativechallenges.
Showcases more than one hundred examples of innovative products that reflect cutting-age technological designs, in a lavish survey that explores how convergences between the practical and the aesthetic have enabled such objects as a body-conforming chair, a thematically adaptable tablecloth, and more.