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Concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation : THOROGOOD - Neil Thomas

Concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation

THOROGOOD

Paperback

Published: 26th August 2004
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This book encapsulates all of Professor Adair's writing
on how to recruit the right people for your organisation,
team training, generation of ideas, communication and
overcoming obstacles, the key characteristics of
innovators and how to organise and use them to best
effect.

Introduction
Creative thinking
The creative process Obstacles which inhibit creativity
The non-creative person Developing creativity
Remember Decision-making and the creative thinker
Key elements of creative thinking and decision-making
Analysis
Synthesis Valuing
Other useful approaches to creative thinking and decision-making
Imaginative thinking
Conceptual thinking
Intuition Checklist: How does your mind work?
Using creative thinking to evaluate the options
Checklist: Options Calculating the risks
Innovation
The process of innovation
Five factors to create the right climate for innovation
Innovation and organisation Characteristics of an innovative organisation
Checklist for the innovative organisation
What qualities should a chief executive as a leader have?
Motivation and innovation
Characteristics to look for when recruiting
What do innovative people expect from the organisation they work for?
Distinctive characteristics of the creative leader
The generation of ideas Team innovation Communicating about innovation
Checklist for building on ideas Brainstorming
Checklist: Brainstorming Two more methods of collecting ideas
Suggestion schemes Quality circles
Checklist for the generation of ideas
Dealing with change and overcoming obstacles to innovation Criticism
Exercise: Overcoming obstacles
Summary
A creative thinker and innovator in practice
The seven habits of successful creative thinkers and innovators
Thinking outside the apparent confines of the problem/situation
Checklist: Beyond the nine dots
Welcoming chance intrusions
Checklist: Chance intrusions
Listening to your depth mind (the unconscious mind)
Checklist: Are you listening to your depth mind?
Suspending judgement
Checklist: Suspending judgement
Using the stepping stones of analogy
Exercise: Putting the stepping stones of analogy into practice
Tolerating ambiguity
Checklist: Tolerating ambiguity
Banking all ideas from all sources
Checklist: Banking ideas Conclusion
Checklist for creativity and innovation
Appendix
Solutions to problems
Quotes about creativity and innovation
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781854182739
ISBN-10: 1854182730
Series: THOROGOOD
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 26th August 2004
Publisher: Thorogood
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.29 x 14.83  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.25