By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The creative director at a Kansas City ad agency, Stefan Mumaw has written several books on creativity and authored lots of short, inspiring courses for lynda.com on brainstorming and creativity.
He knows you think that creativity is a talent that can’t be learned. But he thinks you’re wrong.
Find out how you can generate better ideas—and why neither houseflies nor mailmen can thwart a lynda.com video shoot:
By Peni Acayo | Sunday, March 29, 2015
Stuck in a rut? Facing a creative problem and fresh out of ideas?
That can be frustrating—even defeating. But sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective from someone else to inspire new ideas.
Brainstorming, or bringing a group of people together to generate problem-solving ideas, is a great tactic. Rather than finding one single answer to a question, the goal is to produce as many ideas as possible.
Here are 7 brainstorming tips to get the most out of your next idea session.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Civility and politeness are great traits to have in an office environment—but when it comes to brainstorming, they also undermine creativity in a group setting.
This week’s first tip turns brainstorming on its head. It’s often said that harnessing the power of combined ideas and conversation yields more creative results than the same number of people working alone, but it isn’t necessarily true. In fact, when groups fall victim to common brainstorming pitfalls, they aren’t any more creative than individuals. My first tip this week can help you and your team brainstorm successfully.
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