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Leading Thoughts for September 28, 2023

Leading Blog

In businesses built on new ideas, generating and evaluating ideas is everybody’s business. Bill Taylor on humility and ambition: “Exceptional performance begins with extraordinary insights. But that doesn’t mean it’s your job to come up with those insights. That’s why humility and ambition need not be at odds.

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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. 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 [.]. We all know it.

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Rethinking Idea Generation

Management Excellence

Idea generation is core to everything we do in our organizations. It's too bad that we've been going about it all wrong!

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How is your idea generation routine generating ideas?

Jason Womack

Are you on the path to make your best better? If you are, in fact, how far along are you in that process? If you're starting, or halfway there, or thinking you've made it.try this out: Lay out a blank piece of paper, get a pen, and set a timer for 12 minutes. Yeah, just 12.

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Seven Reasons Brainstorming Fails

Lead Change Blog

There are too many ideas generated and no criteria for culling out the ones that need further input. But before a group is convened to “brainstorm”, consider these reasons why many “ brainstorms” fail: The people doing the brainstorming are there by mandate – not by desire. Send out an open invitation. Those who care most will show up.

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How to Encourage an Employee Stop Talking Too Much (Without Squashing Their Enthusiasm)

Let's Grow Leaders

You want everyone to have an equal opportunity to share their ideas so you can unlock the full potential of your team. Invite everyone to come prepared with one idea on how to make your meetings more inclusive. You might go a step further and dedicate an entire session to idea generation to get the wheels spinning.

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Leaders: Are You Coaching Your Teams for Creativity?

Management Excellence

There's little doubt creativity is vital in the workplace, and that idea generation is the enabler of creative problem solving and innovation. The better our teams and colleagues are at generating ideas, the better the odds of surviving and thriving in our topsy-turvy world.