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Idea Generation tools to help you improve your creativity

Idea Generation?


At an incremental level concept generation is the life blood of any innovative organisation. Surely it is bread and butter that we use the ideas and creative juices of our friends and colleagues to better our collective position. Yet many organisations do not systematically manage this process. Of much greater concern is the fact that as part of our "educational experience" we are not introduced to ways and techniques by which we can generate ideas. There are simple approaches by which everyone can be encouraged to open their minds, and generate new ideas.


defeating Achilles


We will generally look at ways in which we engage the hearts and minds of others. But there are other parts of the body! Have fun in identifying other part of the body, and the ways in which they prompt you to generate ideas.

Please do not ask what is meant by a naughty plan!

Evil Genius

The French version!

How will Evil Genius undermine all that do! The trick to using this technique is not to be nice! Come on let us nurture our darker side.



The audit can be changed to list to represent your values. An interesting conversation with your boss and colleagues.

can't be done

Have you not heard all of this before? Try to instigate more barriers in each of the areas. Also use this as a personal review tool.

best assets

Do we sometimes not maximise what we are really good at? Do we sometimes spend too much time with a focus on what does not work?


Please note that there is no evidence that these fine birds bury their heads. Discuss.


More about the comments than the improvement cycle.

The Readies

English vernacular in relation to dosh, bucks, liquid...


Remove the barriers, resources no problem. You can do what you want to do. What would you do if really had the opportunity?

Eggs in air!

Focus, focus, focus. Reverse, and focus!

Kiss Principle

Often forgotten, but key. How many do not keep this in mind? Perhaps there was a time when this idea was not so politically correct, stupid!

All things considered

A simple matrix. The most creative thinkers use this framework as a paradigm for mixing and matching.


Simple prompts with regards to excellence, and thinking for excellence

Beyond Identity

An NLP framework that provokes the consideration of the why.

time management

Of course not really about time management. Unless you think  managing your time will enable you to become more innovative and creative? Plan some space for thinking and generating different ideas. Please!


A technique that will you help you generate chaos and confusion, out of certainty and order. Chaos is good, many opportunities in confusion!

The Mincer

A blending technique. Squeezing together ideas and concepts, then mincing them together.

How Tos

There are many simple idea generation technique. Just surf the internet, and you will certainly find your own creative baby!


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