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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Creativity by Alexander Hiam

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uNCREATIVE HABITSNine Ways We Close Off Creativity

LET’S BE BRUTALLY HONEST. It's easy to blow creativity big time by making simple errors that stifle creativity or allow the fruits of creative thinking to spoil on the tree. And most people do. Yet much of the advice you get on creativity is so sophisticated that it fails to address these commonplace errors. For instance, the details of how to run a group brainstorming process are, in truth, of little consequence if you hardly ever brainstorm in the first place.

I'm often asked to come into an organization as a consultant or trainer to help people “get out of the box” and find new solutions. Whether ...

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