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UNLOCK THE REAL POWER OF IDEATION

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Why are bright managers unable to think differently?
Why are, ideation sessions not productive as managers would like them to be?
Why do senior leaders kill ideas when their support is most needed?
Mr. Sridhar answers all these troubling questions and many more. He then sets you on a practical step by
step process to ‘UNLOCK The Real Power Of Ideation.’

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Publisher Productivity & Quality Publishing Pvt Ltd
Height 2.5 CM
Width 13.7 CM
Length 19.2 CM
Author R SRIDHAR
Weight 297 GRAMS
Edition FIRST EDITION
Publication Year 2017
Page 337 PAGES
ISBN 9788185984896
Binding PAPERBACK
Language ENGLISH

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Why are bright managers unable to think differently?

Why are, ideation sessions not productive as managers would like them to be?

Why do senior leaders kill ideas when their support is most needed?

Mr. Sridhar answers all these troubling questions and many more. He then sets you on a practical step by

step process to ‘UNLOCK The Real Power Of Ideation.’

Contents:

Foreword........................................................................1

Acknowledgments..........................................................4

Author’s Note .................................................................7

Prelude

The First Meeting..........................................................13

“Creative Block Busting©

– 7 Keys to Unlock The Real Power of Ideation.” .......15

Key No. 1: The Master Key

Define What You Want Ideas For..................................20

Defining The Problem – Step By Step ...........................22

Defining The Problem – Another Approach ..................24

The Art Of Asking Questions........................................26

Using The Question Pack ..............................................29

The Bug List Method ....................................................32

The Three Question Method .........................................33

Conversation Starters To Define A Challenge................34

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Challenging Assumptions To Define A Challenge .........36

Challenge Statement Examples......................................39

Key No. 2: The Brains Key

Choose The Right People For The Task .........................42

Looking Beyond The Obvious.......................................43

Talent Must Match The Task.........................................47

Important: Thinking Without Bias................................51

How To Choose The Right People.................................55

Ideas From Customers...................................................59

How To Locate ‘Ideas’ People........................................61

Simple Creativity Tests ..................................................64

Qualities Of A Good Facilitator ....................................68

Key No. 3: The Design Key

Design A Robust Process

For Divergent And Convergent Thinking......................72

More To Creative Thinking Than Thinking ...................73

Creating The Right Climate..........................................80

Introducing The Challenge ...........................................85

Simple Definitions ........................................................87

Ideation Guidelines.......................................................90

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Issuing A Creative License.............................................91

How To Write An Idea Statement..................................92

Divergent And Convergent Thinking ............................95

Training People to Think Creatively ..............................98

Barrier To Creative Thinking .........................................99

Meeting The Executive Committee Team....................103

What Makes A Good Ideation Session Different .........105

Designing For Fun And Relaxation .............................108

Designing The Session –

Guidelines And Agenda For The Day ..........................113

Guidelines For An Ideation Session .............................114

Creating An Agenda For An Ideation Session ..............115

Draft Agenda ..............................................................120

Divergent And Convergent Thinking ..........................124

Key No. 4: The Wizard Key

Use A Bouquet Of Tools And Techniques...................136

“What Is Our Real Challenge?”...................................138

Imagining The ‘Life After’ ...........................................143

Defining The Desired Outcome..................................146

“How Do We Retain 100%

Of Our High Potential Talent.” ...................................147

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How To Write An Idea Statement................................153

An Unexpected Turn – Revisiting The Challenge.........155

Get Your Focus Right..................................................157

First Cut......................................................................158

An Introduction To

The Creative Block Busting© Tool Kit ........................162

Using Ignition Spark To Generate Ideas ......................169

Using Web Search To Generate Ideas...........................170

Using ‘Call A Friend’ To Generate Ideas......................171

Jolt – Questions We Don’t Ask....................................174

A Formula For ‘Wow’..................................................175

Start, Stop, Continue –

Using Extremes To Stretch Thinking ...........................178

Using Unconnected Pictures To Generate Ideas...........180

Use The Technique That Works For You......................182

Ignition Trigger –

Using Projective Techniques To Generate Ideas ...........183

Familiar Ideas To Different Ideas.................................188

Chasing Numbers .......................................................189

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Key No. 5: The Smart Key

Use A Smart Selection Process ....................................198

A Surprise Visitor........................................................198

Convergent Thinking Starts.........................................208

Green, Gold And Pink Stickers ...................................210

Selection, Not Rejection..............................................213

Gut Feel Plays A Role..................................................216

Benefits, Future Gains And Practical Concerns............219

Getting Real, Making Choices.....................................220

Prioritising For Action.................................................228

Feedback Time............................................................231

Thank You..................................................................232

Key No. 6: The Moment of Truth Key

Moment Of Truth

Commit Money, Resources And Time –......................236

Quick Win, Long- Term,

Accelerators And Time Wasters....................................241

Ideas Under The Microscope.......................................252

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Key No. 7: The Action Key

Make Things Happen .................................................256

Ownership Is The Issue ...............................................258

Ready To Move On .....................................................262

Killer Phrases...............................................................271

Habit Of Asking Questions.........................................273

Annexure 1

Definitions..................................................................276

Annexure 2

How To Define A Challenge .......................................276

Annexure 3

Selecting The Right Participants..................................277

Annexure 4

Sample Of A One-Day Agenda ...................................280

Annexure 5

Ideation Session Guidelines.........................................287

Annexure 6

List Of Ideation Techniques Used In The Book ...........288

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Annexure 7

Guidelines For Sorting ................................................288

Annexure 8

Emerging Idea ............................................................289

Guidelines For Building A Business Case

Annexure 9

Habit Of Asking Questions.........................................290

Annexure 10

Sample Of A Complete Idea Presentation....................305

Annexure 11

Books That Influenced My Thinking

And Inspired Action....................................................310

Author Profile ............................................................313

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Why are bright managers unable to think differently?
Why are, ideation sessions not productive as managers would like them to be?
Why do senior leaders kill ideas when their support is most needed?
Mr. Sridhar answers all these troubling questions and many more. He then sets you on a practical step by
step process to ‘UNLOCK The Real Power Of Ideation.’

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