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Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs by Bryan W. Mattimore

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Chapter 3

Your Ideation Tool Kit

The Seven All-Time Greatest Ideation Techniques

Of the scores of ideation techniques we use in our innovation consulting, there are seven that we use more often than any others. Indeed, these “super seven” typically make up as much as 60 percent or more of our session plan designs. So by learning these seven techniques, the facilitating leader can relatively quickly attain a high level of skill and expertise in both ideation session design and facilitation.

The seven techniques are questioning assumptions, opportunity redefinition, wishing, triggered brainwalking, semantic intuition, picture prompts, and worst idea. All seven also have the advantage of being:

  • Easy to learn and facilitate
  • Easily customized to ...

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