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Do you need a conference keynote for fifteen hundred in Seoul, Korea or an engaging, humorous after dinner talk for senior executives. How about a half-day, interactive creativity workshop?
Chic Thompson has delivered by giving over 3500 talks on creative leadership and strategic curiosity in the last twenty five years.
Lifetime Creativity Curve
I’d like you to think back to when you were 5 years old. When we asked on average 65 questions per day, most of them starting with “why.” The average 8 year-old asks 41 questions per day and by the time we are 44 years old we only asks six questions per day; most of them starting with “when,” “where,” or “how much.” The number of questions we ask per day doesn’t increase until retirement. Now why retirement?
Because that’s when we start asking, “Where are my keys?” and “Why did I walk into this room?”
DIY Brainstorming: How to Generate Ideas Anytime, Anyplace
Think back to the last time you were stuck and needed to brainstorm. We’re you sitting in a conference room with your colleagues eager to engage? Probably not… you were staring at your computer alone with your arms crossed and teeth clenched.
Here are the strategies to help you conduct your own one-person brainstorm with divergent thinking techniques to overcome the lack of diverse participants.