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Who killed creativity? : ... and how we can get it back? : seven essential strategies to make yourself, your team and your organisation more innovative

Author: Andrew Grant; Gaia Grant; Jason Gallate
Publisher: Milton, Qld. : Jossey-Bass, 2012.
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With an original forensic approach, supported by current scientific research, insights and case studies, find out why the ability to think creatively is vital, how it has been lost and who is responsible before learning the 7 strategies for practical innovation solutions for personal challenges, team challenges and organisational imperatives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Grant; Gaia Grant; Jason Gallate
ISBN: 9781118232521 1118232526
OCLC Number: 801810935
Description: xxi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: PART I: Who killed creativity?. Investigating the crime scene ; Is creative thinking that important? ; Is creative death imminent? The vital statistics ; Are you creative?. --
Who killed creativity, and with what weapons?. Stage 1: oppression ; Murder profile 1: the Control Crew ; Murder profile 2: the Fear Family ; Stage 2: restriction ; Murder profile 3: the Pressure Pack ; Murder profile 4: the Insulation Clique ; Stage 3: degeneration ; Murder profile 5: the Apathy Clan ; Stage 4: destruction ; Murder profile 6: the Narrow-minded Mob ; Murder profile 7: the Pessimism Posse. --
Where has creativity died?. Locating the crime hotspots --
from the boss's office to the coffee shop ; Any time, any place. --
Why save creativity?. Innovation is a necessity, not a luxury ; Innovate, don't amputate. --
PART II: ... And how can we get it back?. The forensic lab report. Exercising the brain: stretch, but don't snap ; To what extent can creative thinking be taught? ; The brain workout ; Slowing down for the synaptic fire-up ; Triggering the brain's 'on/off' switch ; New paths to superior thinking. --
How can creativity be saved?. Stage 1: liberation ; Rescue strategy 1: cultivate curiosity ; Rescue strategy 2: accept ambiguity ; Stage 2: initiation ; Rescue strategy 3: unleash your imagination ; Rescue strategy 4: access all parts of the brain ; Stage 3: motivation ; Rescue strategy 5: reconstruct common concepts ; Stage 4: transformation ; Rescue strategy 6: explore different paths ; Rescue strategy 7: embrace optimism. --
Where can creativity be revived? ; Building innovation hothouses --
revisiting the boss's office and the coffee shop ; Bringing the bedroom to the boardroom. --
And they lived happily ever after ... or did they? ; Can the killers be redeemed ... and are the rescuers squeaky clean? ; The yin and yang of creativity ; Playing with fire and other disruptive innovations ; Innovate or die --
the commercial and social consequences of regeneration ; Change is inevitable, so scale the slopes constructively ; Why the Mexico rubbish dump dwellers might just save the planet. --
The rescue plan in action ; Disarming the killers ; Coming the full circle: the complete Creative Thinking Life Cycle Model ; Implementing the seven creative thinking strategies --
a case study.
Other Titles: Who creativity? ... and how we can get it back? :
Responsibility: Andrew Grant, Gaia Grant with Jason Gallate.
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With an original forensic approach, supported by current scientific research, insights and case studies, find out why the ability to think creatively is vital, how it has been lost and who is responsible before learning the 7 strategies for practical innovation solutions for personal challenges, team challenges and organisational imperatives.

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