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Unlock You Mind, Unlock Creativity, Unlock Profits - Using The Science of You Mind to Build Winning Teams and Outsmart the Competition

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Unlock You Mind, Unlock Creativity, Unlock Profits - Using The Science of You Mind to Build Winning Teams and Outsmart the Competition - Speaker: Dr. Moira Mulhern …

Unlock You Mind, Unlock Creativity, Unlock Profits - Using The Science of You Mind to Build Winning Teams and Outsmart the Competition - Speaker: Dr. Moira Mulhern

Think Big Kansas City 2010


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  • 1.  
  • 2. YOUR PERCEPTION BECOMES YOUR REALITY Do you think … “ I Won’t Believe it Until I See it” or “ I Won’t See it Until I Believe it”
  • 3. Today You Will Learn:
    • How creativity involves the entire brain
    • Anyone can cultivate new ideas
    • Specific techniques to unlock creativity on the individual and team level
  • 4. Creativity Has Become an Urgent Concern Because:
    • We live in a more innovation driven economy
    • Of new technologies and shared capabilities to get things out fast
    • Life cycles of new offerings are short
    • The marketplace has become a game of who can put out the most creative ideas at the quickest pace
  • 5. It’s Not About How Smart You Are, It’s About How Smart You Think
    • Convergent thinking – aims at a single, correct solution, using logic
    • Divergent thinking – free from conventional thought patterns, follows new pathways generating many possible solutions
  • 6. Right Brain vs. Left Brain RIGHT BRAIN INVENTORY LEFT BRAIN INVENTORY Visual, focusing on images, patterns Verbal, focusing on words, symbols, numbers Intuitive, led by feelings Analytical, led by logic Process ideas simultaneously Process ideas sequentially, step by step “ Mind photos” used to remember things, writing things down or illustrating them helps you remember Words used to remember things, remember names rather than faces Make lateral connections from information Make logical deductions from information See the whole first, then the details Work up to the whole step by step, focusing on details, information organized
  • 7. Right Brain vs. Left Brain RIGHT BRAIN INVENTORY LEFT BRAIN INVENTORY Organization tends to be lacking Highly organized Free association Like making lists and planning Like to know why you’re doing something or why rules exist (reasons) Likely to follow rules without questioning them No sense of time Good at keeping track of time May have trouble with spelling and finding words to express yourself Spelling and mathematical formulas easily memorized Enjoy touching and feeling actual objects (sensory input) Enjoy observing
  • 8. Right Brain vs. Left Brain RIGHT BRAIN INVENTORY LEFT BRAIN INVENTORY Trouble prioritizing, so often late, impulsive Plans ahead Unlikely to read instruction manual before trying Likely to read an instruction manual before trying Listen to how something is being said Listen to what is being said Talk with your hands Rarely use gestures when talking Likely to think you’re naturally creative, but need to apply yourself to develop your potential Likely to believe you’re not creative, need to be willing to try and take risks to develop your potential
  • 9. How do you encourage and build an environment that fosters creativity?
    • Write
    • Challenge your brain
    • Broaden your interests/circle
    • Take weekly adventures
    • Take a break and do something different while your brain incubates
  • 10. Encouraging Creativity (continued)
    • Exercise
    • Play
    • Stress management techniques
    • Physical environment
    • Collaborate
  • 11. Divergent Thinking Exercise
    • Brainstorm
    • Explore
    • Originality
    • Elaboration
    • Problem sensitivity
    • Redefinition
  • 12. Attitude, Perspective, Vision
    • How do you perceive situations?
    • The power of vision can transform how you see the world
    • You have to be willing to trust, go to your internal edge
    • You must know yourself well to excel
    • If you personally excel, you will lead others to excel
  • 13.
    • www.turningpointkc.org
    • Moira Mulhern, PhD, Founder & CEO