Big Book of Brainstorming Games: Quick, Effective Activities that Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Improve Collaboration, and Spark Great Ideas!

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 11, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Spark the next great business idea by igniting your team’s passion and creativity

Innovating breakthrough products, services, solutions, and marketing ideas are some of the most important challenges you face as a manager. Don’t wrack your brain trying to catch that “eureka” moment alone; unleash your team’s creative power with The Big Book of Brainstorming Games.

This book is packed with physical and verbal exercises to help you organize and run a brainstorming session that engages all personality types. Get those creative juices flowing with expert guidance and dozens of enjoyable group activities to help you:

  • Frame challenges to give team members structure and context
  • Master the proven “Four Rules of Brainstorming” for amazing results
  • Create an environment of trust that encourages and inspires valuable contributions from people from all backgrounds and at all levels

    The best ideas can come from anywhere! The Big Book of Brainstorming Games gives you the tools and knowledge to build a solid, structured foundation for free-form interaction and fearless conceptualizing. Now you can get everyone in on the game and make great things happen!

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    Contents

    1 The Weather Forecast Calls for Brainstorming
    1
    2 How to Run Your Brainstorming Session
    9
    3 ClimateSetting Activities
    19
    4 Priming the Pump
    41
    5 Active Paradigm Shifts
    69
    6 Its a Storm Not a Drizzle
    83
    7 Yes and
    105
    8 A Brain Flurry
    129
    9 The Dynamics of Involvement
    155
    10 Things Look Different from Here
    171
    11 What Seems to Be the Problem?
    195
    12 After the Storm
    205
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    About the author (2012)

    MARY SCANNELL has worked as a consultant, speaker, writer, and trainer for the past 20 years. She is coauthor of several books, including The Big Book of Low-Cost Training Games and The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games.
    MIKE MULVIHILL is the founder and president of PossibiliTEAMS Corporate Team Building & Training. Mike has worked as a corporate facilitator and trainer for nearly 20 years and is the coauthor of The Big Book of Virtual Team-Building Games.

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