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10 Insights (Ah Ha's) on Creative Problem Solving


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Insights on creative problem solving and creativity from George Torok, Creativity Catalyst. Use these pithy quotes and ideas to be more creative in your problem solving. Show this slideshow to inspire your team to be more creative. For more help, contact George Torok at 905-335-1997 Visit for more tips, articles and ideas.
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10 Insights (Ah Ha's) on Creative Problem Solving

  1. 1. 10 Insights (Ah Ha’s) into Creativity and Creative Problem Solving From George Torok, Creativity Catalyst, Creative Facilitator & Creativity Speaker Simplicity can be creativity in action © George Torok all rights reserved
  2. 2. The first rule of creative thinking is to forget what you think you know - because everything is an illusion.
  3. 3. Creative people are not necessarily more intelligent - just more curious.
  4. 4. We need more problem finders. Problem solvers are a dime a dozen. But undiscovered problems are treasures.
  5. 5. Creativity is one of our most innate characteristics. We were all most creative when we were toddlers. But growing up tends to drum that out of us.
  6. 6. If you want others to be receptive to your creative ideas - first help them laugh. Laughter opens the mind to new ideas.
  7. 7. Never introduce a new idea in a board meeting. That is the place to extinguish new ideas and execute the introducer.
  8. 8. When you think that you know the answers - you will not be open to creative thinking.
  9. 9. Creativity is not just for artists and crazy people. Creativity is a powerful success-skill.
  10. 10. Creative thinking means being open to change and most of us just want the other person to change.
  11. 11. Creative thinking is more about asking questions than about having the answers.
  12. 12. Bonus: One More Creative Insight If you want to be more creative, do something you haven't done for a long time. Visit the zoo, learn a new skill, walk through a different part of town, read a children's story or learn a new dance.
  13. 13. George Torok Creativity Catalyst , Creative Facilitator , Creative Problem Solving Trainer <ul><li>For an </li></ul><ul><li>entertaining speech </li></ul><ul><li>training program </li></ul><ul><li>facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Contact George Torok </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>905-335-1997 </li></ul>© George Torok all rights reserved