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Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated.

20 Reasons Why So Many People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Mitch Ditkoff

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has fascinated me the most is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my best ideas there.

Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

Robert F. Brands | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

When innovation comes to mind, the first thing people may think of is creativity, spontaneity, or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes.

The Most Successful Way To Brainstorm

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The problem with group brainstorming sessions is that the technique is often ineffective. Groups that get together to generate ideas often generate fewer ideas than the individual would generate if they worked alone.