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Creative Thinking

All businesses depend on new ideas and in these challenging times organisations can’t afford to stand still, they need those new ideas to prosper and grow.

Most organisations’ staff is a huge and often untapped resource, who in the majority of cases want to have their ideas listened to and valued.  Everyone is creative and given the opportunity to think differently, each person has something to offer, however, they are often not heard.  The workshop will be interactive, informal and fun.

Key subjects covered:

  • Recognising and beginning to overcome the mental barriers that stop the majority of people from developing their creative thinking
  • Sewing the seeds for a change in mind-set to one that will encourage an on-going flow of new creative ideas
  • Starting to learn effective practical ways to think in a different way
  • Building on this new way of thinking to improve individual and team motivation
  • Stimulating creativity That will inspire useful, creative, easy team thinking tools that can be used in many aspects of work and life
  • Putting this fresh innovative thinking into effective action.

“When all think alike, then no one is thinking"

Walter Lippman

"Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy"


"Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted"

George Kneller

"It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date"

Roger von Oech

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas"

Dr. Linus Pauling

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"

Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

"To be creative you have to contribute something different from what you've done before. Your results need not be original to the world; few results truly meet that criterion. In fact, most results are built on the work of others"

Lynne C. Levesque

"There's a way to do it better—find it"

Thomas Edison

"The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail"

Edwin H. Land

"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns"

Edward de Bono

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away"

Linus Pauling

"Success is on the far side of failure"

Thomas Watson Sr.

“Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits”

Edward de Bono

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity"

Chuck Jones Warner Bros. Animator

"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried"

Frank Tyger

"Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

Thomas Edison

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats"

Howard Aiken

"Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not?"

Robert Kennedy

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things"

Theodore Levitt

"Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form"

Watts Humprey

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"

Harry M. Warner Warner Bros Pictures, 1927

"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible"

Lord Kelvin President, Royal Society, 1895

"The horse is here today, but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad"

President of Michigan Savings Bank Advising against investin

"Video won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night"

Daryl F. Zanuck 20th Century Fox, commenting on television i

"What use could the company make of an electric toy?"

Western Union When it turned down rights to the telephone in

"Imagination is more important than knowledge"

Albert Einstein

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties"

Erich Fromm

"The world is but a canvas to our imaginations”

Henry David Thoreau

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything"

George Lois

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original"

Sir Ken Robinson

"The joy is in creating, not maintaining"

Vince Lombardi

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