Creative Thinking:
    Your Edge


                        http://workincolour.com.au/
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Recent Harvard Business blogs:
                        12 May 2009: 'It's the single
                        biggest error...
'Creativity is one of the last
     remaining legal ways of gaining
     an unfair advantage over the
     competition.'
 ...
Everyone can do it, not
           just architects + people in
                  ad agencies.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Left brain, logical, linear
thinking is essential in business.
 (It's 'in the box' thinking...)




Saturday, 30 May 2009
But for 21st
  century success
   you also need
    right brain,
    creative, big
 picture thinking.
  (That's the 'out
 ...
It’s about
     using your
        whole
     brain, not
      just one
     side or the
       other...
Saturday, 30 May ...
Creative thinking
     is natural + quite
     easy to
     tap into
     ...with a
     few tips +
     tricks
Saturday, ...
Follow these
                        4 steps +
                        change how
                        you work...
    ...
Step 1:            Be Curious



Saturday, 30 May 2009
'Curiosity is one of the
          permanent and certain
          characteristics of a vigorous
          intellect.'    ...
be curious:
                         Play




Saturday, 30 May 2009
be curious:

                           Suspend
                        Judgement


Saturday, 30 May 2009
be curious:




Ask (lots of) Questions
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Step 2:
                          Make
                        Connections


Saturday, 30 May 2009
'Creativity is the power
                        to connect the seemingly
                                unconnected.'
  ...
make connections:



                           Talk to
                          People in
                         Diffe...
Try Something
             (Anything) New



 make connections:
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Step Sideways &
 See Another Angle



      make connections:
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Step 3:

Challenge Yourself



Saturday, 30 May 2009
'A person who never made a
   mistake never tried anything
   new.'              Albert Einstein




Saturday, 30 May 2009
challenge yourself:




       Take Risks

Saturday, 30 May 2009
challenge yourself:




              Accept Failures
Saturday, 30 May 2009
challenge yourself:

    Question
      Assumptions



Saturday, 30 May 2009
Step 4:
                        Cultivate
                        Your Ideas


Saturday, 30 May 2009
'Courage does not always roar.
 Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at
  the end of the day saying, I will
  try again tomorr...
cultivate:




                        Daydream

Saturday, 30 May 2009
cultivate:


    Give Ideas
    Time to
    Grow
Saturday, 30 May 2009
cultivate:




          Consider all the
            Possibilities

Saturday, 30 May 2009
'The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
  Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for
  what you really want. Don't go b...
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  1. 1. Creative Thinking: Your Edge http://workincolour.com.au/ Saturday, 30 May 2009
  2. 2. Recent Harvard Business blogs: 12 May 2009: 'It's the single biggest error firms make in times of crisis: repeating the past. When the world around you is undergoing discontinuous change, repeating yesterday's mistakes is the quickest path to decay and dissolution.' 11 May 2009: 'Today's turbulent times make mastering innovation a competitive necessity.' 8 April 2009: 'Innovation has never been more important.' Saturday, 30 May 2009
  3. 3. 'Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.' Ed McCabe Saturday, 30 May 2009
  4. 4. Everyone can do it, not just architects + people in ad agencies. Saturday, 30 May 2009
  5. 5. Left brain, logical, linear thinking is essential in business. (It's 'in the box' thinking...) Saturday, 30 May 2009
  6. 6. But for 21st century success you also need right brain, creative, big picture thinking. (That's the 'out of the box' bit...) Saturday, 30 May 2009
  7. 7. It’s about using your whole brain, not just one side or the other... Saturday, 30 May 2009
  8. 8. Creative thinking is natural + quite easy to tap into ...with a few tips + tricks Saturday, 30 May 2009
  9. 9. Follow these 4 steps + change how you work... today. Saturday, 30 May 2009
  10. 10. Step 1: Be Curious Saturday, 30 May 2009
  11. 11. 'Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.' Samuel Johnson Saturday, 30 May 2009
  12. 12. be curious: Play Saturday, 30 May 2009
  13. 13. be curious: Suspend Judgement Saturday, 30 May 2009
  14. 14. be curious: Ask (lots of) Questions Saturday, 30 May 2009
  15. 15. Step 2: Make Connections Saturday, 30 May 2009
  16. 16. 'Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.'        William Plomer Saturday, 30 May 2009
  17. 17. make connections: Talk to People in Different Fields Saturday, 30 May 2009
  18. 18. Try Something (Anything) New make connections: Saturday, 30 May 2009
  19. 19. Step Sideways & See Another Angle make connections: Saturday, 30 May 2009
  20. 20. Step 3: Challenge Yourself Saturday, 30 May 2009
  21. 21. 'A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.' Albert Einstein Saturday, 30 May 2009
  22. 22. challenge yourself: Take Risks Saturday, 30 May 2009
  23. 23. challenge yourself: Accept Failures Saturday, 30 May 2009
  24. 24. challenge yourself: Question Assumptions Saturday, 30 May 2009
  25. 25. Step 4: Cultivate Your Ideas Saturday, 30 May 2009
  26. 26. 'Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.' Unknown Saturday, 30 May 2009
  27. 27. cultivate: Daydream Saturday, 30 May 2009
  28. 28. cultivate: Give Ideas Time to Grow Saturday, 30 May 2009
  29. 29. cultivate: Consider all the Possibilities Saturday, 30 May 2009
  30. 30. 'The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill where two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.' Mevlana Rumi Saturday, 30 May 2009
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