"Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future."
The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. "These strategies are common to the thinking styles of creative geniuses in science, art, and industry throughout history."
Nine approaches to creative problem solving:
1.) Rethink! Look at problems in many different ways. 2.) Visualize! Utilize diagrams and imagery to analyze your dilemma. 3.) Produce! Genius is productive. 4.) Combine! Make novel combinations... 5.) Form! Form relationships. 6.) Opposite! Think in opposites. 7.) Metaphor/simile! Think metaphorically. 8.) Failure! Learning from your mistakes is one example of using failure. 9.) Patience! Don't confuse inspiration with ideas.
Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.
Karin Sebelin's insight:
How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation
1.) Keeping people in the dark 2.) Dictatorships 3.) Unrealistic time frames 4.) Procrastination 5.) Formalities and protocol 6.) Bureaucracy 7.) Discouraging new ideas 8.) The evaluation process 9.) Incentives 10.) Fear of failure 11.) Politics 12.) Resistance to change 13.) The caste system