Don´t leave creativity up to the ´´creatives´´ in your organization. Fostering creativity within your team can help your organization solve problems, create innovative products, break out into a new market, and even communicate and collaborate more effectively. Innovative Teams shows you how to: Create the right environment for inventive thinking Build a diverse team Generate a wide array of new ideas Manage disagreements Make sure your ideas actually get implemented About HBR´s 20-Minute Manager Series: Don´t have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR´s 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cabus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024016/bk_adbl_024016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leadership is critical to sharing our purpose, values, and vision with the world. This book would not be complete without a clear definition of what leadership, team building, and personal development stand for in efficiently and effectively improving ourselves and our team. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Hudspeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000048/bk_motv_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been feeling that you are relatively unimaginative - unlike most of your friends and colleagues your mind is barren to new ideas and plans and you have placed yourself out of the ingenious category? Perhaps due to lack of self-belief, you have been repressing creativity because you feel incompetent for the execution of your ideas. This audiobook will make you realize that the art of creative thinking is a skill that anyone can master if he or she gets to know the techniques of idea generation. This book will work more as a companion rather than an instructor or someone giving eloquent sermons. It´ll ´´walk´´ beside you on this exciting journey leading to the realm of creativity and productivity. Over the centuries, the philosophy of critical thinking has been portrayed as something that can only be deciphered by some gifted minds (although there are not any). This book reveals the fact that creativity does not mean living in a fantastical world; it´s a process of idea generation that offers real solutions for real problems, guiding you to develop a habit of problem solving. What you will learn: How to redefine creativity How to enhance productivity by reassessing your motives What are the right questions to ask yourself regarding your skills 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven A. Gannett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041987/bk_acx0_041987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Power of Innovative Thinking is a practical and motivational audiobook that leads you to generate new ideas on your own and unlock the creativity stored inside you. The exercises and advice in this breakthrough audiobook will help you open your mind to explore options you´ve known about all along but didn´t know how to reach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000269/bk_live_000269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Etgar Keret tells Steve Paulson how his writing career began after a traumatic event. Keret´s new short-story collection is called Suddenly, a Knock on the Door.Next, Helen DeWitt tells Anne Strainchamps about her novel, Lightning Rods, which focuses on a bizarre solution to sexual harrassment in the workplace.Then, Mark Leyner talks to Jim Fleming about his mind-bending, synapse-shattering new novel, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack. The interview is followed by the music that´s been compared to a dance mix of the Mister Softee jingle, as mentioned in Leyner´s novelAfter that, beat historian Gerald Nicosia and one of Neal Cassady´s best friends, Al Hinkle, talk about Lu Anne Henderson, and the important role she played in making the Beat Generation possible. The story is chronicled in Nicosia´s book, One and Only: The True Story of On the Road. And finally, Ryan Boudinot talks to Jim Fleming about his post-apocalyptic novel, Blueprints of the Afterlife. [Broadcast Date: April 17, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130419/rt_tbon_130419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You have probably had someone tell you to think positive when you were in a trying situation. That is because the power of positive thinking is something that is a widely held belief. Most people easily accept that when you give off positive energy, you can infect others with that positive energy and that they will return that energy to you. It is basically the idea that what you put out there will come back to you. Positive influences are all around us. They exist because people love to feel good. People prefer the positive to the negative. You can likely relate to this. You would probably rather be around someone who is upbeat and full of energy than someone who is depressed and moping around. People see that thinking positive and having a positive attitude can play a large role in their life. Positive thinking can be very powerful and by putting it to work in your life, you can reap the positive benefits. Positive thinking can be defined as thinking good thoughts or being optimistic. When it comes to positive thinking, there is no room for the negative. When you are a positive thinker, you will always look on the good side of things. You will not dwell on bad things; instead, you will look for the good in them. Positive thinking involves no negative thinking. Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, a positive thinker thinks about what can go right. A positive thinker is going to look for the good in things. That means they will always try to find something positive about every situation. Positive thinking plays a large role in life. A person who thinks positive will end up having a more positive life than someone who thinks negative. A positive thinker is going to be able to stay upbeat in any situation. That is because they do not dwell on the negative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Shaviri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076741/bk_acx0_076741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are the secrets to being an innovative company? Innovation, remember, is not the same thing as success. Just because you have good sales figures and are successfully growing your company does not mean that your company is innovative. Innovativeness can be difficult to measure and, although you hope it will eventually benefit your bottom line, the boost is usually not immediately apparent. That being said, how do you become an innovative company? What are innovative companies doing that others are not? Well, this book explains the seven secrets of most innovative companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Eastman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035640/bk_acx0_035640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover everyday habits and exercises to overcome failure and achieve success How many times did you fail and gave up out of frustration or discouragement? How often does failure ruin your resolve and send you back to square one, only to fail over and over again, with little hope anything will ever change? This book, Innovative Visualisation: The Power of Mind Perception, reveals what failure really is and how to deal with it in a constructive way that will help you achieve success. Great things don´t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen? The answer may surprise you: Innovative Visualisation. This book will help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world´s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097943/bk_acx0_097943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you sometimes wish that you had better ideas? Do you look at creatives, geniuses, and innovative individuals and wish that you could become just as creative as them? Creativity and inspiration are often looked at as some kind of external force, some kind of lightning bolt that strikes some kind of special individual, but that couldn´t be further from the truth! The reality is that you, right now, have all of the tools to become an innovative and inspired individual, you just need to know how! With Idea Magic: How to Generate Innovative Ideas and Put Them into Action, you´ll learn all of the secrets of what it actually means to be creative. You´ll learn how to put to rest the myth of the lightning-bolt inspiration and instead learn how to cultivate your own natural creativity. In this book, you´ll learn about the everyday dangers that we face in our quest to become more inspired, and you´ll learn a method of coming up with new ideas that is sure to assist you in your quest to become successful! If you´ve ever felt that you aren´t creative enough, if you´ve ever been frustrated by your lack of ideas, don´t be discouraged! You have access to all of the tools that great creators and innovators in history have had, all you need to do is learn how to harness those natural abilities! With Idea Magic, you can learn how to turn the fantasy of wanting more creativity into a reality! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073998/bk_acx0_073998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.