4 An enterprising person has the following characteristics: They keep their eyes open and mind active They seize opportunities as they arise They see the future in the present They actively work toward their goals They always find a way to take advantage of a situation
5 Creativity is generating new ideas Innovation is when creative new ideas are implemented
6 An off-the-wall idea, given the proper attention, may just become: A solution to a problem The next great marketing campaign The beginnings of the next innovative product or service
7 The main blocks to our creative potential are the three following limiting beliefs: I am not creative I don’t know how to be creative It’s not ok to be creative around here
8 There are two creative thinking methods – Creative and Analytical ANALYTICAL THINKING Searches for consequence Evaluating Works in one direction Non experimental Serious Systematic Utilises logic, sense and rational Follows sense and logic CREATIVE THINKING Searching for all possibilities Experimenting Works in many directions Entertaining Playful Incoherent and random Utilises fantasy, wishes and intuition Follows impulses and feelings
9 If you do not want to settle for just ‘good enough’ in your job or project, consider these strategies: Look for ways to make improvements Focus suggestions on areas that have the greatest impact Follow up your suggestions with action Step outside of your box Don't make frivolous suggestions
10 Here are some basic steps for those that want to make a suggestion to the management: Make the suggestion Give the reason why you are making the suggestion Explain what will be gained and what will be lost Be prepared to answer questions AND MAKE IT
11 Many organisations assign senior managers as screeners for new ideas. The common steps they usually follow include: The idea presentation Screening Evaluation Approval
12 Brainstorming is an idea evaluation technique. Brainstorming is used not only evaluate but also further develop ideas. Brainstorming is generally done with a group of people.
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