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  1. The first part of InnovationCreativity at WorkEdward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking ™ Presented by: Resources Unlimited www.deBonoOnline.com & www.ResourcesUnlimited.com 21434

  2. Edward de Bono: The Designer • M.D., Ph.D. (physiology, medicine, and psychology), Rhodes scholar • World’s leading authority in the field of creative and conceptual thinking • Originator of the term Lateral Thinking • Author of over 60 books in 47 languages 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc. Introduction

  3. The Basics BehindLateral Thinking • We are hardwired to be UN-creative. • We need formal tools for breaking out of patterned thinking. • Everyone can learn how to be more creative • Lateral Thinking gives you the power to create ideas on demand 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc. Introduction

  4. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… any of these seven common comments (The cartoons in this presentation are used with Permission from the artist, Bob Thaves.)

  5. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 1. Management shoots down all of our ideas. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  6. Because Lateral Thinking Will Give managers the tools to encourage and reward the creative EFFORT that must become a habit before you can get consistently innovative results. Give employees the tools to assess and improve ideas before submitting them. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  7. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 2. Creative people are a nuisance. They’re always getting out of line. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  8. Because Lateral Thinking Will Teach managers how to perceive creative intrusions as a valuable tool for checking blind spots and biases. Creative ideas are often jarring. Give collaborative employees the tools to generate creative ideas on demand. You do not have to rely on a flock of born rebels to “buck the system.” Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  9. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 3. We don’t have time to go through all that trial and error. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  10. Because Lateral Thinking Will Teach managers to be alert for new opportunities at every stage as ideas are explored. Give employees tools that speed up the innovation process. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  11. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 4. Creative people are so off-the-wall. Their ideas are never feasible. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  12. Because Lateral Thinking Will Give everyone the tools of provocation and movement so they know how to get value from initially unworkable ideas. Teach everyone how to harvest, tailor, and shape ideas to make them more practical. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  13. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 5. This company doesn’t see mistakes as progress. We quit too soon. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  14. Because Lateral Thinking Will Give everyone tools to assess and minimize risk. Teach everyone how to perceive failures as necessary steps in the creative process. Enable everyone to learn from their mistakes. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  15. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 6. We don’t know what to be creative about. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  16. Because Lateral Thinking Will Teach all how to develop and work on a Creative Hit List. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  17. Suggest LateralThinking If You Hear… 7. We don’t need new ideas. We’re already aligned about what we’re doing/where we’re going/how to get there. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  18. Because Lateral Thinking Will Teach everyone the absolute necessity of applying the creative process continuously to every strategy, process, assumption, product, and practice, in our rapidly changing world. Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  19. Lateral Thinking:Four Step Process Edward de Bono’sCreative Thinking Process Results: New Ideas GET STARTED Select & Define Focus Capture & Workwith Output Generate Ideas 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc. Introduction

  20. Lateral Thinking:Options for Access • Public Seminars • In-House Seminars • Certification • Facilitation Application p. 1 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.

  21. CONTACT Resources Unlimited 800.278.1292 Email:info@deBonoOnline.com www.deBonoOnline.com Training That Stands The Test of Time…Since 1976 Introduction p. 4 1999.The McQuaig Group Inc.