The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the Creativity and Innovation in You and Your Team

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In this lively, energetic guide to leadership, highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter Paul Sloane shares dynamic techniques that are sure to unleash creative energy and lateral thinking. Packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises, the book encourages you to question your assumptions and develop new ideas with a variety of techniques. Lateral thinking puzzles at the end of each chapter illustrate the importance of thinking outside the...

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Overview

In this lively, energetic guide to leadership, highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter Paul Sloane shares dynamic techniques that are sure to unleash creative energy and lateral thinking. Packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises, the book encourages you to question your assumptions and develop new ideas with a variety of techniques. Lateral thinking puzzles at the end of each chapter illustrate the importance of thinking outside the box.

In this lively, energetic guide to leadership, highly acclaimed author, trainer, and presenter Sloane shares dynamic techniques that are sure to unleash creative energy and lateral thinking.

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"No modern business leader should be unaware of these insights" —Brian Mcbride, VP Dell Northern Europe 

"Rocket fuel for the business brain" —Bill Penn, CEO, Sparx Group

Leader's Lateral Thinking Skills on Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749447977
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Kogan Page Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,051,553
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Sloane is an experienced speaker, course leader and facilitator as well as a leading author of lateral thinking puzzles. He speaks and gives workshops on innovation and creative thinking to corporations around the world. He has written The Leaders Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and The Innovative Leader, both published by Kogan Page.

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Table of Contents

1 The need for innovation 4
2 Characteristics of the lateral leader 10
3 The innovation test 14
4 Laying the foundations for change 18
5 Making the vision real 26
6 Challenge your assumptions 34
7 Ask searching questions 42
8 Take a different view 50
9 Combine the unusual 57
10 Adapt, adopt, improve 62
11 Break the rules 67
12 Analyse first 74
13 Increase the yield 81
14 Evaluate 84
15 Implement 90
16 Welcome failure 95
17 Use the team 100
18 Organizing for innovation 107
19 Common mistakes : 12 great ways to crush creativity 116
20 Summary 122
21 The lateral leadership course 129
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