Five 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. Brainstorming Employee Feedback Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership ManagementYour employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you.

Mastermind Brainstorming Events

Women on Business

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Deep-Dive Brainstorming Technique – IDEO

Rapid BI

Deep-Dive brainstorming technique is often used to rapidly immerse a group or team for problem solving or idea creation. Used for brainstorming product or process development. The post Deep-Dive Brainstorming Technique – IDEO appeared first on RapidBI.

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

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

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

Remarkable TV: Get the ‘But’ Out of Brainstorming

Kevin Eikenberry

When you’re brainstorming, there’s ONE WORD that can destroy your progress and productivity. Here’s what I mean… Tweet it out: The more often you hear ‘but’ while brainstorming, the less successful your session will be. The post Remarkable TV: Get the ‘But’ Out of Brainstorming appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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.

7 Phrases to Outlaw from Brainstorming

Ron Edmondson

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come through brainstorming. If you want to create some excitement around you, get a bunch of people in a room and brainstorm about some change ideas. But, you’ve got to be intentional to brainstorm successfully.

15 Ways to Pee on a Brainstorming Session

Great Leadership By Dan

Brainstorming” is a meeting technique that is supposed to encourage a group on people to come up with lots innovative ideas. Unfortunately, so many people think they know how to brainstorm, but end up doing more harm than good. Read my new article over at About.com Management and Leadership for 15 Ways to Rain on a Brainstorming Session. brainstorming meetings teams

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [.].

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 [.].

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.

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.

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

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…?

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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4 Ways to Never Forget an Idea at Work

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Executive Coaching and Leading Change

Lead Change Blog

A coach serves as a valuable partner by offering a collaborative process in five key areas: brainstorming, awareness, action plans, accountability, and encouragement. Brainstorming. A coach provides a safe place for brainstorming by offering time and space for the leader to think out loud. Leadership Personal Development awareness action plans Accountability brainstorming encouragementLeading change is one of the most stressful responsibilities of leadership.

Stupid Idea or Seeds of Brilliance?

Let's Grow Leaders

Creativity Listening Mentoring brainstorming creativity frontline leadership stupid idea The young leader came racing in my office, his “great idea” bursting from his heart. He had a plan and was ready to go. I listened to his enthusiastic outburst with mixed emotions.

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

5 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. Your employees have lots of ideas.

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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.

Turning Creative Sparks into an Innovative Fire

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning brainstorming ideasDuring a recent guest conversation for members of our Remarkable Leadership Learning System, creativity expert Josh Linkner said “an idea is a like a spark.” I’m sure that isn’t the first time I’ve heard that metaphor, but it struck me in a new way. Like you, I’ve experienced sparks, and while they can inadvertently start [.].

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.”

Dig Deep For Ideas

Eric Jacobson

Brainstorming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ideas LeadershipThe next time you are looking for ideas for how to grow revenue, streamline processes and procedures and/or reduce expenses, dig deep within your organization. Don't ask only your direct reports for their suggestions.

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Eric Jacobson

Brainstorming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ideas LeadershipGreat ideas for your business can come at anytime from anyone on your team. So, as a leader, be sure you dig deep for ideas, and provide an easy way for all employees to make suggestions.

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.

Eradicate Your Obstacles With This Thinking Game

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Leadership Learning brainstorm game innovation innovative thinking sentence starters thinkingWould you like a way to get better ideas, faster? Would you like to nearly automatically tap into your subconscious brain to help you solve your vexing problems? Would you like a tool that would help your team think more clearly? What if I told you that tool was free, except for the five minutes [.].

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.

7 Ways to Motivate Your Team Red-Carpet Style

Lead by Adventure

Get a team together to help brainstorm and plan the night. Variations: Have a crazy awards night – brainstorm some creative ideas on awards to give out and make it a fun, creative event. There are a lot of ways to motivate your team and let them know you appreciate them.

Lateral Mind Games

In the CEO Afterlife

It must have made an impact on me because not only did I save it, I also used it as a warm-up exercise at a couple of out-of-the box, new product brainstorm sessions. Human Resources Life Uncategorized brain twisters brainstorming Edward de Bono lateral thining puzzles thinking out-of-the-bo