John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
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The final instalment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru

John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity is the second title in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on.

Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for businesspeople in need of fresh new ideas, whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant.

  • Proven, practical business wisdom for anyone who must create to succeed
  • The second book in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair
  • Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday business success

For effective tips on creative thinking from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity offers everything you need to invent your own success in business.

 

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Contents

Ten Greatest Ideas for How Your Mind Works
7
Seven Greatest Ideas for Developing Your Mind
36
Case study Ludwig van Beethoven
39
Clear thinking
40
Imaginaon
41
Holisc thinking
42
Developing your thinking skills
44
Followup test
46
Observaonal skills
122
Test your assumpons
124
Do not wait for inspiraon
127
Leave a candle in the window
129
Case study James Wa
131
Working it out
134
Dri wait and obey
136
Sleep on the problem
139

DEVELOPING CREATIVE INTUITION
49
Ten Greatest Ideas for Opening Your Mind
51
24
52
Listen for ideas
54
Reading to generate ideas
56
Creave reading
58
28
60
A useful tool for creave thinking
62
Your own ideas bank
64
Suspend judgement
66
32
68
Negave capability
72
Fourteen Greatest Ideas for inking Outside the Box
73
Pracse serendipity
74
35
76
Chance favours the prepared mind
77
Be openminded and recepve
79
The untrapped mind
81
The holisc mind at work
83
Leaders need imaginaon
85
Imaginave thinking
86
Imaginave abilies of the mind
88
Exercise your imaginaon
89
Imaginaon in acon
92
Imaginaon in perspecve
94
Quanty or quality?
96
Case study Thomas Edison
98
Followup test
100
HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE
103
Seventeen Greatest Ideas for Creative inking Skills
105
Four phases of the creave thinking process
106
Use the stepping stones of analogy
109
Case study The Buddhas statue
112
Make the strange familiar
113
Make the familiar strange
115
Widen your span of relevance
117
Keep your eyes open
120
Think creavely about your life
142
Followup test
144
CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
147
Nine Greatest Ideas for Your Role as Creative Leader
149
Your basic role as team leader
150
Task team and individual
152
The three circles interact
154
Eight funcons of leadership
156
The decisionmaking connuum
159
Seven qualies of leadership
161
Leadership qualies test
163
Humility in acon
165
Five qualies of creave leadership
166
Twelve Greatest Ideas for Motivating the Creative Individual
171
Selecng creave people
172
Ten things a creave person ought to be
175
How to recruit and retain creave people
176
Seven obstacles to creavity
178
Characteriscs of innovators
180
Team creavity
182
Brainstorming
184
How to lead a brainstorming session
187
Team creavity in acon
189
How to cricize other peoples new ideas
191
Building on ideas
194
Expectaons of creave people
196
Followup test
198
TURNING IDEAS INTO IMPROVED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
201
Eight Greatest Ideas for Building Innovative Organizations
203
Real commitment from the top
204
Successful innovaon
208
Harvesng ideas
209
Quality circles
214
Success factors for quality circles
215
Seven Greatest Ideas for Leading
221
Appendix
239
About John Adair
245

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JOHN ADAIR is now a business guru who invented Action Centered Leadership, now one of the best known leadership models in the world. Organizations worldwide use it to develop their leadership capability and management skills.

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