Problem Solving:

Creativity Secrets

Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

Finding innovative solutions and turning problems into opportunities

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"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands." ~ Richard Bach   >>>

 

 

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10 Commandments of Innovation

  • Be Entrepreneurial. Be persistent, overcome obstacles, solve problems creatively... More

 

Reframing and Turning Your Problems To Opportunities

Your perception of any problem depends on the position from where you perceive it.

Yin-Yang of Entrepreneurial Creativity

 

Asking Effective Questions

When something goes wrong, don't ask:

  • 'How can I fix things and get them back to the way they were before?'

A better question, and one that would stimulate creative problem solving would be:

  • 'How can I fix things and make them better than they were before?'

Now your subconscious mind will work on improving the situation... More

Murphy's Law in Project Management

  • Every solution breeds new problems... More

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CPS: The Key Things to Keep in Mind

By Roger von Oech1

  • The Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process has Six Steps... More

 

Create Greater Value for People Around You

To be able to help people achieve more and solve their problems in a caring value-added way, ask yourself these searching questions constantly:

Creativity Quotes

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." ~ Albert Einstein

"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." Buckminster Fuller.. More

Creative Thinking: 6 Tips by Edward de Bono

 Case in Point  An Inventive Clerk

Source: ASIT Newsletter

A clerk had to calculate the area of some complex shapes. Since he was not a master in Math, he faced two problems. Firstly, he couldn't "fetch" the data into polynomials and secondly, he hadn't mastered the art of Integral Calculus. But he was inventive. What he did was draw the data on calibrated 100 gram paper and then cut out the graph and... weighted it.

3 Pillars of Inspiration

How To Stop Snoring

This is a real story. I was desperate but an effective outside-the-box solution was found quite unexpectedly... More

The Power of Simplicity

One of the diamonds in creativity and creative problem solving is simplicity. All really great inventions have that property in common. Nature, in its elementary parts, is simple. What makes things complex is the fact that there are (sometimes) millions of factors influencing a certain phenomena, or worse: each other.6 (See case studies)

Brainstorming

The best-known and widely used team-based creative problem solving and creative thinking technique is brainstorming. One major reason why brainstorming is useful is that it helps to free us from 'fixed ideas'... More

Inspirational Business Plan: Successful Innovation

Risk Management Strategy: "One should never impose one's views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself." Albert Einstein... More

Value Innovation

The Power of Prototyping

Prototyping can help you tackle problems when you don't have the answers. "When the project is especially complex, prototyping is a way of making progress when the challenges seem insurmountable. Focused prototyping helps resolve little critical problems one by one. Once you get in gear, you'll be surprised at how easily some of the solutions appear," writes Tom Kelly5 from IDEO.

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips

STRIDES Problem Solving Model

The STRIDES model was developed by the Quality Support Council of Fidelity Investments. This problem solving model provides employees in every part of the corporation with a common language and process for implementing Kaizen a strategy of continuous improvement. As stated in Fidelity's Models for Quality Improvement, STRIDES is the approach to use "where the problem is more complex."... More

5 Things You Should Know To Win

Source: The Art of War, Sun Tzu

You must know five things to win:

  • Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems... More

 

 

 

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FULL VERSION of e-Coach

10 Minutes CPS...

The Power of Active Thinking...

10 Secrets of Creativity...

Challenging Assumptions...

Tips for Challenging Assumptions...

Reframing...

Asking Effective Questions...

Asking Searching Questions...

Four Problem Solving Techniques...

CPS: The Key Things to Keep in Mind...

Stepping Out of Your Shoes...

Making Big Changes...

Systemic Thinking...

Systems Thinking...

Break Up The Clusters...

Advanced Creative Inventive Thinking...

Managing Creativity In Your Business Environment...

Idea Management...

 Case in Point  Gaudi...

 Case in Point  Increasing Toothpaste Sales...

 Case in Point  IDEO...

 Case in Point  Estee Lauder...

 Case in Point  Half.com...

 Case in Point  Fun4Biz...

   

 

 

 

References:

  1. A Whack on the Side of the Head, Roger von Oech

  2. The Leader's Guide To Lateral Thinking," Paul Sloane

  3. Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono

  4. ASIT Advanced Systematic Inventive Thinking, Roni Horowitz

  5. Unlocking Your Creativity Brian Tracy

  6. Simple Simpler Simplest," Jos Steynebrugh, ASIT Newsletter

  7. Innovation Management Techniques (IMTs)

  8. DEGAP Tool: Thinking in Three Dimensions

  9. 101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques, James M. Higgins

  10. Great Problem Solver, Vadim Kotelnikov

  11. Entrepreneurial Creativity, Vadim Kotelnikov

  12. The Jazz of Innovation, Vadim Kotelnikov

  13. Get Smart, Brian Tracy

  14. 10 Locks that Limit Creative Thinking, Roger von Oech

Creative Problem Solving Contests     Winners of the contests

Examples of Creative Problem Solving

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How To Reduce Terrorism

 

Brainstorming

10 Brainstorming Rules

How To Run a Brainstorming Session

Techniques for Fast Idea Evaluation and Decision Making

Creativity

Questions for Creative Business Problem Solving

6 Barriers to Creative Thinking and Innovation

How To Get Inspired: 12 Tips

5 Rules of Creative Thinking

10 Secrets of Creativity

Get Away from Old Ideas

Entrepreneurial Creativity

The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity

4 Pillars of Entrepreneurial Creativity

Creative Marketing

Surprise To Win

Innovation

Innovation Is Love

The Jazz of Innovation