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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Monday, 8 September 2014 - 10:27am

Serious Creativity by Edward de Bono I caught up with long-time friend Max Dumais, founder of the de Bono Institute here in Melbourne, not long ago and he related a story to me that reflects how many Australian leaders think about creativity. 

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 3:18pm

A few years ago I worked around the country, from Sydney to Darwin and places in between, with the Australian Army and one of the activities I ran was a good example of critical and creative thinking in action. 

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Monday, 5 August 2013 - 10:09am

What do I do now?

Last Monday I had the very good fortune to be facilitating a new workshop with a wonderful group of teachers, and it was a great learning experience for everyone, not least for me. 

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Monday, 8 October 2012 - 7:36am

Steve Jobs Conceptual Thinking A good friend asked me a while ago about how he could develop better conceptual thinking skills in some of his staff members.  After happily giving him a bit of advice he turned what I'd given him into a simple general guide which he now shares with leadership groups in WA.  I thought you might like it as well..

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 - 12:33pm
A Leadership Framework for Deliberate Thinking

One of the challenges faced by organisations adopting deliberate thinking to help promote innovation is connecting new thinking techniques to real and important issues in the organisation.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Sunday, 20 February 2011 - 9:16am

Managing and Facilitating Creative Ideation with Critical Thinking

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Team CreativityIn my previous blog I said that facilitating creative collaboration is one of the most important management roles in leading a creative environment.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Sunday, 13 February 2011 - 9:42am

Leading and Facilitating Creative Ideation with Visualisation

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Team CreativityFacilitating creative collaboration is one of the most important management roles in leading a creative environment.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 7:13pm
Rethinking Edward de Bono

A personal reflection on the impact Edward de Bono and his techniques have had, and a special offer from Mindwerx on his books.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 - 2:15pm

Each year at this time we and many other smaller businesses take time to think about the year ahead and how we might be more successful.  Okay I know we should have started months ago, but we were busy then (ever used that excuse yourself) and at least we are doing something now.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 5:07pm

Happy New Year and all the very best for a successful year ahead. As mentioned in my last blog, in divergent-convergent Creative Problem Solving (CPS) we begin with a challenge to be worked on, and I recommended you develop a 'To Think About List' or Red Car List of things you want to focus on in 2011.

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