TOOLBOX FOR THE MIND: Finding and Implementing Creative Solutions

TOOLBOX FOR THE MIND: Finding and Implementing Creative Solutions

by D. Keith Denton

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TOOLBOX FOR THE MIND: Finding and Implementing Creative Solutions by D. Keith Denton

Creativity comes about in many ways. Toolbox for the mind avoids such methods as brainstorming to look for creative solutions using a fresh, innovative approach. The author stresses that in order to find new solutions; one must think creatively and use all areas of knowledge. For example, Denton shows how the Darwin-inspired evolutionary theory can be used to find new solutions to a variety of problems.

The Toolbox for the Mind takes an interdisciplinary approach to creativity by drawing on disciplines such as physics, history and chaos theory. The author believes that by always using the same knowledge one will continue to arrive at the same solution, but using different knowledge's can lead to fresh insights and ultimately different solutions. By emphasizing this philosophy, Denton shows how to increase creativity and in turn out more innovative products, better processes better services and new organizational structures. These methods have been proved to be successful by top rated companies that have put them into action. The book examines the perspectives of leaders ranging from Jack Welch of GE fame to Jack Stack of SRC. Innovative companies like 3M, Federal Express and Fujitsu as well as lesser-known companies are also explored.

The Toolbox for the Mind can help you learn;
•Use the tools and framework provided for measuring and plotting your own innovative I.Q.
•Think and act in more effective ways so you can generate unique solutions and approaches to old problems.
•Determine how to design work areas that encourage the creation of processes, products, services, and technological innovations.
•Learn how to overcome fear and how to lead so your innovations are successful.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044522824
Publisher: D. Keith Denton
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

D. Keith Denton, Ph.D., is the author of fourteen books and over 190 management articles. He has written extensively about improving process inefficiencies and decision-making in both the service and manufacturing sectors. Many of his books have been translated into over a half-dozen languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Indian, Dutch, German and Korean. Over two dozen universities use his management simulations to teach graduate and undergraduate students how to better manage an organizationHe has also been international consultant and seminar leader in the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. He has conducted numerous workforce management workshops and seminars in employee involvement and empowerment, team building, managing change, and customer service. Among his honors is inclusion in numerous editions of “Who’s Who in America.” and previously designated as a Distinguished Scholar of Management.He has provided consulting and workshops for, among others: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.; The Upjohn Company; Pacific Northwest Laboratories; Mobil Oil Corporation; Building and Land Development Division of Parks; The Durham Company; University of Michigan Medical Center; and Kraft General Foods among others.He participated as an international speaker for clients including Price-Waterhouse (Australia); Mobil Oil Australia, Ltd.; General Motors-Holden’s Automotive Ltd.; AT&T Network Systems (Great Britain); Peak Gold Mines Pty. Limited (Australia); London Air Traffic Control Centre (Great Britain); and the Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Resources (New Zealand). He has also conducted a management seminar for the top 100 governmental and business leaders in the Philippines.

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