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Innovation

A recent BRW article (Power of One on One – 1-7 May 08) by Kath Walters said that mentoring is a good way to promote innovative thinking within companies, yet few chief executives make use of it.  It goes on to say that a report by Deloitte, based on talks with 480 chief executives, found that the lack of skilled staff is stifling the ability of companies to innovate.

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Welcome to the Creative Thinking Group

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In this and coming blogs I want to explore the nature of creative thinking and would welcome input and comment to help create a discussion on this topic. Even a quick scan of the literature, both popular and academic, reveals a range of definitions for "Creativity".
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Wikipedia defines Creativity (or "creativeness") is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas...

Verbal communication skills are essential in today's business environment - formally and informally.

Whether in a meeting, one-to-one, addressing a colleague or making a presentation, Think On Your Feet® provides you with techniques to home in on issues, organise ideas, reduce preparation and response time and handle awkward questions.

This practical, intensive programme will dramatically improve your oral communication skills, enabling you to get your point across...

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World-class Business Innovation National Conference

Experience even more groundbreaking speakers, insights, discussion, interaction and inspiration than InnoFuture 2007. Hear and learn from and interact with global Masters of innovation and Thought Leadership! Let brilliant business and academic thinkers, peers and creatives shift your mind to see new perspectives.

As Frans...

Public Workshops with Tony Buzan at Singapore Institute of Management

 

Public Workshop with Tony Buzan

NESTA's flagship conference, The Innovation Edge, will bring together a powerful mix of the world's leading academic, political and industry experts to consider the latest developments in innovation.

About NESTA

NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. We are devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK. Our mission is to transform the UK's capacity for innovation. We invest in early-stage companies, inform...

The 2008 ISPIM Conference - Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration - will be held in Tours (Loire Valley), France on 15-18 June 2008. Organised by ISPIM and supported by ESCEM School of Business and Management, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management.

 

The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner...

Designed for a broad range of personnel, such as managers, team leaders and specialists, this programme explores how Deliberate Cre8ive ThinkingÔ is applied to promote innovation. Upon completion, you will: * understand a simple process for effective application of new thinking techniques and be able to use a number of thinking tools to find innovative solutions to business challenges * be able to use creative thinking tools to contribute more to business improvement activities and...

Designed for a broad range of personnel, such as managers, team leaders and specialists, this programme explores how Deliberate Cre8ive Thinking is applied to promote innovation. .

Upon completion, you will: .

* understand a simple process for effective application of new thinking techniques and be able to use a number of thinking tools to find innovative solutions to business challenges

* be able to use creative thinking tools to contribute more to business improvement...

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