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Have high aspirations for what you’d like your group to achieve. If your team easily comes up with five ideas, push for twenty. Set a stretch goal—even an unreasonable goal—by challenging your team to come up with, say, fifty ideas in three minutes, or a hundred in five minutes. Pushing for more options can send your team off into interesting new directions. People will inevitably throw out some ideas that are duds—but don’t judge. As the list of ideas grows and people feel pressured to come up with more, their thinking will become more inventive.


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