Tag Archive: creativity

Strategy Execution For Creative People – How To Put The Spark Back In To Your Day To Day Business Activity!

Recently I caught up with a friend and colleague of mine – a very talented creative performer – who had entered in to the world of coaching, speaking  and running seminar training events. She was telling me how a short while back she had been involved in a strategy planning session. During the session she had been filled…

Edward De Bono, Creativity and Democracy

I recently had the chance to meet Edward De Bono at  a workshop run by Edward at the National Speaker’s Association Conference on the Gold Coast in Australia. Edward ran through his key ideas, including the historical legacy of the Greek philosophers’ ‘gang of three’, the use of Greek philosophical ideas and thinking styles by…

The De Bono Institute – Making Edward De Bono’s Creativity Techniques Shine

Since reading De Bono’s key books some years ago, I have had the pleasure of being involved in learning events over the last year where Susan Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of the De Bono Institute in Australia, has been articulating and teaching the De Bono frameworks of Lateral Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, and DATT. Susan…

Brainstorming in the 21st Century

I will be speaking on March 11th in Sydney, Australia at the Hargaves Institute Innovation 2009 conference on the topic “Brainstorming in the 21st Century.”In the talk, I will be looking at the differences between what Brainstorming was when Alex Osborn invented it in the 1950s and how Brainstorming is practiced now, I will review…

How To Be More Creative

I’ll be participating in the Beyond The Bottom Line conference on the 26th and 27th of February 2009. On the 27th, I’ll be leading a panel discussion on creativity, and running a workshop session on the 5 phases of creative insight. I’ll demonstrate practical techniques for how to generate more creative ideas on a daily…

Thinking Differently with the DeBono Institute

I recently attended an innovation conference co-sponsored by the VPS-CIN and the Hargraves Institute. One of the presenters was DeBono Instute CEO Susie Mackie, who was speaking on how one aspect of the DeBono thinking tools can be used to enhance our creativity. Susie suggested that when we set out to generate ideas to solve…

WikiMindMap as a Navigation Tool for Wikipedia

WikiMindMap is a very cool tool to play with. What it does is take a term, and then generate a Mind Map of Wikipedia pages related to the term based on the Wikipedia link structure. The diagram below is the MindMap generated for the term “creativity.” After generating the diagram, you can then click through…

The Harvard Business Review on Leaders Thinking Differently

In an article “How Successful Leaders Think” published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review, Roger Martin argues that it is difficult to reproduce the successes of eminent business leaders such as Jack Welsch or Larry Bossidy just by reproducing their actions, strategies, or best practices – because “moves that work well in…

Guru Review: Edward De Bono

As his website states, Edward De Bono is regarded by many as a “leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill.” De Bono has “written 62 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 54 countries.” De Bono…

Quote – Amabile on Independence of Thought in Creativity

Another psychological trait which is commonly associated with originality of thought is independence of judgement . . . individuals who regularly perform in an original manner on these [originality of thought] tests are also independent in judgement when put under pressure to conform to a group opinion which is in conflict with their own ….

Tag Archive: creativity

Strategy Execution For Creative People – How To Put The Spark Back In To Your Day To Day Business Activity!

Recently I caught up with a friend and colleague of mine – a very talented creative performer – who had entered in to the world of coaching, speaking  and running seminar training events. She was telling me how a short while back she had been involved in a strategy planning session. During the session she had been filled…

Edward De Bono, Creativity and Democracy

I recently had the chance to meet Edward De Bono at  a workshop run by Edward at the National Speaker’s Association Conference on the Gold Coast in Australia. Edward ran through his key ideas, including the historical legacy of the Greek philosophers’ ‘gang of three’, the use of Greek philosophical ideas and thinking styles by…

The De Bono Institute – Making Edward De Bono’s Creativity Techniques Shine

Since reading De Bono’s key books some years ago, I have had the pleasure of being involved in learning events over the last year where Susan Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of the De Bono Institute in Australia, has been articulating and teaching the De Bono frameworks of Lateral Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, and DATT. Susan…

Brainstorming in the 21st Century

I will be speaking on March 11th in Sydney, Australia at the Hargaves Institute Innovation 2009 conference on the topic “Brainstorming in the 21st Century.”In the talk, I will be looking at the differences between what Brainstorming was when Alex Osborn invented it in the 1950s and how Brainstorming is practiced now, I will review…

How To Be More Creative

I’ll be participating in the Beyond The Bottom Line conference on the 26th and 27th of February 2009. On the 27th, I’ll be leading a panel discussion on creativity, and running a workshop session on the 5 phases of creative insight. I’ll demonstrate practical techniques for how to generate more creative ideas on a daily…

Thinking Differently with the DeBono Institute

I recently attended an innovation conference co-sponsored by the VPS-CIN and the Hargraves Institute. One of the presenters was DeBono Instute CEO Susie Mackie, who was speaking on how one aspect of the DeBono thinking tools can be used to enhance our creativity. Susie suggested that when we set out to generate ideas to solve…

WikiMindMap as a Navigation Tool for Wikipedia

WikiMindMap is a very cool tool to play with. What it does is take a term, and then generate a Mind Map of Wikipedia pages related to the term based on the Wikipedia link structure. The diagram below is the MindMap generated for the term “creativity.” After generating the diagram, you can then click through…

The Harvard Business Review on Leaders Thinking Differently

In an article “How Successful Leaders Think” published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review, Roger Martin argues that it is difficult to reproduce the successes of eminent business leaders such as Jack Welsch or Larry Bossidy just by reproducing their actions, strategies, or best practices – because “moves that work well in…

Guru Review: Edward De Bono

As his website states, Edward De Bono is regarded by many as a “leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill.” De Bono has “written 62 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 54 countries.” De Bono…

Quote – Amabile on Independence of Thought in Creativity

Another psychological trait which is commonly associated with originality of thought is independence of judgement . . . individuals who regularly perform in an original manner on these [originality of thought] tests are also independent in judgement when put under pressure to conform to a group opinion which is in conflict with their own ….