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

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Chapter 9

Thinking Like a Facilitating Leader III

Five Strategies for Inventing Ideation and Innovation Processes

Every ideation session is different and every innovation challenge unique. And while I fully expect that the ideation techniques and innovation processes in this book will serve you well for the majority of your challenges as a creative facilitating leader, there are times when you will want or need to invent your own creative techniques, processes, and approaches. What follows are the five thinking strategies that I use to invent new creative techniques for unique or unanticipated (or both) business challenges:

  • Matching like-to-like stimuli
  • Going to extremes
  • Thinking of the 5 Ws
  • Combining techniques
  • Creating a success footprint ...

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