The Creative Thinking PlanHow to generate ideas and solve problems in your work and life
The processes involved in creative thought seem mysterious and can often elude us. Yet the ability to think creatively and productively is vital to our personal and professional lives.Creativity is a major economic force in the 21st century and an essential part of everyday life.
Being smart in todays world means we have to be flexible to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Demands upon us can change daily, our personal circumstances alter and the markets within which we operate shift. To achieve harmony, balance and success through all this constant change we need to think creatively.
But how do we do this? How do we know which skills and habits will directly increase and impact on our ability to think creatively? And how can we develop and nurture them?
In this comprehensive full-colour guide the authors help us to advance our skills to meet the challenges we face in our daily lives in an innovative and creative way. Learn how you can strengthen and develop the attitudes that enable creativity, break those that stifle innovation and discover the techniques you need to draw out your positive and creative side.
Through practical exercises and inspiring examples youll instil a positive mind-set that will make innovative, productive and creative thinking a way of life.
Take on new challenges and projects with confidence and find out how to create a creative and stimulating environment within your workplace.
This book is for anyone who wants to tap into their creativity and develop a mind-set where good ideas flow more freely in all circumstances, reaping the benefits that creative and innovative thought can offer.
First draft of a reworded contents list
Part 1 How to develop the innovation habit
Chapter 1: Develop your habits of mind
Chapter 2: Get the big picture
Chapter 3: Profit from alternative thinking styles
Chapter 4: How to surf your inner net
Part 2 How to create the ideal surroundings to innovate
Chapter 5: Creating the spark with others
Chapter 6: Creating ideas in practice
Chapter 7: How to create an innovative work environment
Chapter 8: How to make creative thinking a way of life
- Creativity is a major economic force in the 21st century and an essential part of life. This book enables you to strengthen and develop the attitudes that enable creativity, break those that stifle innovation and discover the techniques you need to draw out your positive and creative side.
- Develop a mind-set where good ideas flow more freely in all circumstances.
"This creativity master class is a treat for any of us who want to open our minds." Octavius Black, The Mind Gym
"A compelling guide to developing creative habits of mind. The book draws on a rich variety of thinking about Creativity and shows how we can apply it to the benefit both of our work and our personal lives." David Puttnam
...Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas have a well-established track record as experts in learning and have applied this understanding to creativity... The concise and clear text provides a practical and common-sense view of creativity... This book tantalizes us with the realisation that learning and creativity are close, and possibly inseparable, companions... Times Educational Supplement
"well presented, readable and takes us behond conventional thinking in order to achieve more in our personal and professional lives."- Professional Manager
"The book gives you easy-to-follow guidelines to access your creativity... This is a compelling book, which draws on a wide variety of thinking about creativity." - Business Executive
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