Creativity, Innovation & Anticonventional Thinking
Articles by Jeffrey Baumgartner
Jeffrey's most popular articles on creativity, innovation and anticonventional
thinking. To see more, visit the Creativity Archives
and the Report 103 Archives.
Jeffrey has been voted the number
one innovation blogger for 2013.
A new, more spiritual approach to creativity that is about entering into your
own mind in order to see situations from many perspectives and to build elaborate,
creative visions. Cosmic creativity taps into notions from Buddhism, neurology
and the cosmos to provide a unique and powerful way to tap into the creative
potential of your mind.
10 Steps to boost your creativity
Ten quick steps to help you be more creative. This article was first written
in 1996 and has remained on of the most popular pages on our web site. It has
also been reprinted many times over in books, magazines and elsewhere.
Introduction to Anticonventional Thinking (ACT)
Anticonventional Thinking (ACT) is a new science based approach to individual
and collaborative creative thinking. If you've been disappointed with brainstorming,
you'll appreciate ACT's logical, proven approach to developing creative ideas.
Anticonventional Thinking (ACT) Infographic &
Infographic of the ACT process. Download a copy or buy the poster.
The Creative Idea
What is a creative idea, how do they come to us and why do some people have
lots of creative ideas while others struggle to have just one creative idea?
Team role-playing is a fun, but effective means of getting your staff to take
a more creative approach to typical problems and situations.
Characteristics of Highly Creative People
Here is my take on the characteristics of highly creative people. I have looked
at how creative people think -- based on my understanding of the latest research
-- and applied it behaviour.
Five Suggestions for Raising Creative Children
and Five More Suggestions for Raising Creative
If you are keen on creativity and innovation, you surely want your children
to be creative as well. Read these two articles for a total of 10 suggestions
for raising creative children.
Creative Idea Implementation Plan
Implementing creative ideas can be more challenging than implementing other
projects. The creative idea implementation plan is a easy to follow framework
specifically designed to help you implement creative ideas effectively and profitably.
The Corporate Innovation Machine
The corporate innovation machine is a model for understanding how to implement
an effective, idea management based innovation strategy in your firm.
Innovation Process Management
Innovation Process Management is a comprehensive approach to running a sustainable
innovation initiative in your organisation.
A quick, concise guide on how to run a traditional brainstorming session originally
published in 1997. Although brainstorming is not an
effective approach for generating ideas, this article remains popular.
Brainstorming Is Not Very Creative
Traditional brainstorming is not a very good way to generate ideas. Learn why
and what the alternatives are.