Unstructured Brainstorming is an Offense to Creativity

Leadership Freak

Poorly run brainstorming sessions are the biggest waste of all. An invitation to an unstructured brainstorming meeting is an offense to creativity. Meetings that neglect results and don’t impact behaviors are a colossal waste of time. The next time someone invites you to toss some ideas around, tell them you’re busy, unless three things are … … Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings Leadership Development organizational success

Brainstorming that Works Requires Two Sessions

Leadership Freak

The thing I hate about brainstorming is the lack of follow through. Brainstorming, without follow through, is an irritating braindrizzle. The challenge: Nothing kills a “what might we do” conversation more than adding “how… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Development organizational success

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Questions for Brainstorming

Ron Edmondson

Brainstorming often leads a team to the answers you can’t seem to find any other way. The best brainstorming begins with great questions. Add some of your own, and see if they will lead you through a helpful brainstorming session.

Mastermind Brainstorming Events

Women on Business

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Re-Inventing Brainstorming – Ten Tenets for Better Idea Generation

Kevin Eikenberry

Brainstorming – the creation of new or possible ideas – is a critical part of any problem solving or creative process. Creativity Leadership Solving Problems brainstorming ideas possible solutionWe all know it. We know that we must have ideas in order find solutions to problems. We even know that the more ideas we find, the better chance we’ll have of creating the [.].

Seven steps to better brainstorming

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out other material, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Most attempts at brainstorming [.]. Bob's blog entries ask the right questions “brainsteering” “Breakthrough thinking from inside the box” “Implications for problem solving groups of empirical research on ‘brainstorming’: A critical review of the literature Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas Choose the right people Coyne Partnership David R.

Five Tips For Brainstorming With Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming. Your employees have lots of ideas.

50 Ways To Brainstorm

Eric Jacobson

According to Brian Cole Miller in his new book, Quick Brainstorming Activities For Busy Managers , there are 50 ways to improve your brainstorming at your company or in your organization. My favorite is the Paper Swap brainstorming activity: A brainstorming technique where participants write their input on separate pieces of paper; then they swap papers and continue to add input.

There Are 50 Ways To Improve Your Brainstorming

Eric Jacobson

According to Brian Cole Miller in his book, Quick Brainstorming Activities For Busy Manager s , there are 50 ways to improve your brainstorming at your company or in your organization. Brainstorming Brian Cole Miller Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books

5 Tips For More Effective Brainstorming

Eric Jacobson

Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming. Your employees have lots of ideas.

How to Get the Best Results From Remote Brainstorming

First Friday Book Synopsis

How to Get the Best Results From Remote Brainstorming How will you get input and from whom? Here is an article written by Wayne Turmel for BNET (March 28, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * One thing you always hear about remote teams is how [.].

Digging Your Way Out After the Brainstorm

Management Excellence

There are many forms of ideation and all sorts of new tools available to facilitate web-based and remote brainstorming. Innovation Making Decisions Management Education brainstorming Idea Selection IdeationThe same issue in this post applies regardless of method: what are you going to do with the output?

How to Get the Best Results from Remote Brainstorming

First Friday Book Synopsis

How to Get the Best Results From Remote Brainstorming How will you get input and from whom? Here is an excerpt from an article written by Wayne Turmel for CBS MoneyWatch, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To read the complete article, check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of its newsletters, please click here. * * * One thing you always hear about [.].

Brainstorming technique for innovation, creativity and problem solving – a business strategy

Rapid BI

Brainstorming as an approach can be an effective way of generating lots of ideas on a specific issue which can then be filtered and reviewed to determine which idea or approach is the most appropriate. This pages outlines the history and demonstrates how to conduct an effective brainstorming session. The post Brainstorming technique for innovation, creativity and problem solving – a business strategy appeared first on RapidBi.

4 Ways to Never Forget an Idea at Work

Women on Business

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Why You Should Stop Brainstorming

Harvard Business Review

How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? ” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953. After researching why brainstorming inhibits creativity and innovation, my colleagues and I came up with a new process we call Brainswarming. Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.”

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding

Create Learning

Purpose: Brainstorming, creative thought development, team problem solving. Have the topic or idea to be "brainstormed" written on a white board or power point slide: What can we…?

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

Harvard Business Review

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific technique proposed by advertising executive Alex Osborn in the 1950s. Brainswarming: Because Brainstorming Doesn't Work. Leading a Brainstorming Session with a Cross-Cultural Team.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Harvard Business Review

The most widely used method to spark group creativity is brainstorming, a technique first introduced by Alex Osborn, a real life “Mad Man,” in the 1950s. But why doesn’t brainstorming work? Given brainstorming’s flaws, why is the practice so widely adopted?

Why Brainstorming Works Better Online

Harvard Business Review

One exception is group brainstorming, a technique that is still widely used in organizations despite the lack of evidence that it works and compelling evidence that it actually leads to a productivity loss. The advantages of virtual brainstorming have been attributed to three main reasons.

Stupid Idea or Seeds of Brilliance?

Let's Grow Leaders

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Quick Brainstorming Activities

Eric Jacobson

According to Brian Cole Miller in his book, Quick Brainstorming Activities For Busy Managers , there are 50 ways to improve your brainstorming at your company or in your organization. My favorite is the Paper Swap brainstorming activity: A brainstorming technique where participants write their input on separate pieces of paper; then they swap papers and continue to add input. Brainstorming Brian Cole Miller Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

How To Hold Effective Brainstorming Sessions

Eric Jacobson

Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming. Brainstorming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadershi

A time and a place for brainstorming techniques

Rapid BI

Brainstorming often gets a bad press, with the popular belief being that it fosters groupthink and generally hinders the creative process. New research shines a new light on the value of brainstorming however, especially a bit later in the creative process when ideas have already been generated. Management Brainstorming brainstorming research business strategy Chartered Management Institute collaboration guest idea generation technique

Leading a Brainstorming Session with a Cross-Cultural Team

Harvard Business Review

Brainstorming is the default way in which many teams and organizations come up with new ideas. Brainstorming is better suited to some personalities and cultures than others. As a result, many individuals in the global workplace dread brainstorming sessions and say very little.

Eradicate Your Obstacles With This Thinking Game

Kevin Eikenberry

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Escape from Brainstorm Island

Harvard Business Review

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg , coauthor of Innovation as Usual , explains how to drive innovation on a daily basis. Innovation

Off-roading While Keeping Both Hands on the Wheel

Lead Change Blog

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5 Tips For Brainstorming New Ideas

Eric Jacobson

Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming. Brainstorming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

Stop Yourself! 4 Ways to Grow Your Team by Shutting Your Mouth

RapidStart Leadership

Brainstorming. You’ve already defined the problem and now it’s time to do some brainstorming to come up with creative solutions. Communicate RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog brainstorming communication delegation leader patience leadership development stop yourself

Beyond basic brainstorming: A process for better ideas

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching [link] Today’s SmartBlog on Leadership, Beyond basic brainstorming: A process for better ideas, is by Kevin Eikenberry, who is an expert on leadership development, author, speaker, trainer, consultant and coach. In Kevin’s article, he discusses the flaws of the standard brainstorming model and offers a new approach to ensure greater success with your team’s efforts. Beyond basic brainstorming: A process for better ideas.

Invaluable perspectives on the brainstorming process

First Friday Book Synopsis

Alex Osborn (1888-1966) was founding partner of one of the most highly regarded advertising agencies, BBDO, and is credited with introducing the brainstorming process in his book, Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving, published in 1957.

Ideas for Professional Growth—Week of June 14, 2015

Management Excellence

This week's focus on achieving better alignment with your manager, improving the effectiveness of brainstorming and improving your effectiveness in leading group discussions. Professional Growth Ideas for Professional Development Improve Brainstorming Six Thinking Hats Your Manager's GoalsEvery week, I provide a few simple (but not simplistic) ideas for you to Do/Experiment/Explore in support of your professional development.

Is Sharpening Your Skill Set Along the Way the Fine Print to Your Career Success?

Lead Change Blog

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Eight Rules To Brilliant Brainstorming

Six Disciplines

Bloomberg BusinessWeek brings us " Eight Rules To Brilliant Brainstorming ". Use brainstorming to combine and extend ideas, not just harvest them. Do individual brainstorming before and after group sessions. Brainstorming sessions are worthless unless ideas lead to action. Brainstorming requires skill and experience both to do - and especially - to facilitate. A good brainstorming session is competitive - in the right way.

Think Create Share – Team Building and Innovation Activity

Create Learning

Brainstorming is about open sharing, the goal is to get out as many ideas as possible. Corporate Team Building Creativity Innovation Problem Solving Products Team Building Activity Team Training brainstorming activity creativity to innovation innovation activities innovation training TRIZ

Brainstorming in the Repair Shop Waiting Room

Execupundit

The Honda Element goes back to the shop for the third time so they can sort out why the air conditioning is erratic. I''m going to wait while they muse over the cause and so am packing up a stack of work and reading material.

Five Ways To Get More Ideas From Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming. Brainstorming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadershi

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10 Tips For Engaging Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Conduct meetings around specific issues and brainstorm solutions. Books For Managers Management Leadership Corporate Culture Listening Skills General Management Skills BrainstormingHere are 10 tips for how to maximize employee involvement: Have active ways to listen to your employees.

Weekly Round-Up: On Why Improv Training is Great Business Training, the Science of Brainstorming & How to be a Conscious Listener

leaderCommunicator

The Science of Brainstorming By Jessica Hullinger, Fast Company “Where do great ideas come from, and how can you generate more of them? Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays I pull some of the best together here on my blog. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts.