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July 12, 2017

Doodling Your Way to the Best Ideas: How Sketching and Doodling Can Spark Ideas

Every summer, I would anxiously await my most favourite visitor: Uncle Jack lived in Michigan and he would drive across the border to stay with us for a few days. Uncle Jack ‘got me’. He may have been the only…

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July 4, 2017

How a Fidget Spinner Could Be Your Brainstorm Toolbox’s Best Friend

As a child in school my teacher Miss Dale used to yell at me to “Stop fidgeting!” “It helps me to think!”, I would respond. “No, it doesn't. That's ridiculous!”, she would retort. She was completely unwilling to entertain that idea.…

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June 27, 2017

Activating Your Inner Creativity

Michael Michalko is one of my most revered authors and speakers on the subject of creativity. I own all of his books and follow his blogs and articles religiously! Michael recently wrote an article entitled Activate Your Inner Creativity in…

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June 21, 2017

Why Brainstorming Isn’t Better Online

There’s one question I have been asked hundreds of times over the course of my career in brainstorming: “Can we do this remotely?” My answer has not changed... No! Even though technology offers us answers to increasingly more things in…

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June 8, 2017

Ten New Rules for Group Brainstorming: What works and what doesn’t

There is never a question that there are different thinking styles in any room! Judah Pollack and Olivia Fox Cabane wrote an article about how we can brainstorm without alienating introverts. The authors maintain that it is critical to acknowledge…

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June 6, 2017

Four Key Essentials for a Successful Brainstorming Session

I hate to admit it, but yes… I am old enough to remember watching Mr. Dressup as a kid! One of the things I loved most about the show was the ‘Tickle Trunk’ – a magical box filled with seemingly…

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June 1, 2017

Unlock Big Ideas With This Simple Brainstorming Technique

It’s been said that negativity cramps creativity. I live by these words and clearly, so does Stephen J. Bronner. Bronner’s experience with improv training led to insightful takeaways about brainstorming. His findings are something we can all learn from when…

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