Posts Tagged ‘problem solving’

CM 079: Jennifer Mueller on Leading Creative Change

Think we want creative ideas? Think again. While most of us are swimming in creative ideas, the research shows that we tend to go with what we already know. This love-hate relationship with creativity discourages innovation and causes people and organizations to stagnate. Jennifer Mueller, author of the book Creative Change: Why We Resist It…

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CM 015: Warren Berger on Questions that Prompt Innovation

What if the secret to successful innovation lies in asking ambitious questions, the kinds most of us rarely ask? That is exactly what Warren Berger learned in speaking with some of the most recognized, global leaders in innovation. He discovered that they not only ask different kinds of questions, but they apply those questions to problems unsolved…

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Can You Engineer a Life?

When I started to read a book by a Stanford engineering professor, I thought I’d learn more about how to think than how to feel. I certainly didn’t expect the first line of the first chapter to read: “Your life has no meaning.” But Bernard Roth, author of The Achievement Habit and founding member of…

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A Creative Way to Solve Your Most Nagging Problems

Pick a nagging problem. It can be big or small. It can be personal or professional. Choose one that’s defeated you so many times you’ve given up on ever trying to solve it. Do you have one? Once you do, keep reading. Doorways to Creativity To solve your problem, let’s take a page from Mona Patel’s new book Reframe:…

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4 Ways to Jumpstart Team Innovation

How do we grow new teams? How do we jump-start old ones? How do we build and support team skills in design thinking, innovation, and problem solving? Inspired by Creativity, Inc., I spent some time thinking about this. Like good coaches, I think we need to work with teams to build and jump-start those skills.…

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