Quick Brainstorming Activities for Busy Managers

50 Exercises to Spark Your Team's Creativity and Get Results Fast

 Quick Brainstorming Activities for Busy Managers

Author: Brian Cole Miller
Pub Date: January 2012
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417928
Page Count: 208
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417935

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Overview

Fast, simple jump-starters for managers who need to get great ideas from their people!

Contrary to popular opinion, brainstorming isn’t magic. Truly productive brainstorming sessions are dependent on the ability of the leader to create the right environment and let his or her people’s ideas flow.

Filled with clear, concise guidance and quick, easily implemented techniques, this book provides supervisors, managers, and team leaders the fun, proven activities they need to get idea-packed brainstorming sessions started, and keep them going. Readers will discover how to:

• Ask questions that provoke responses and inspire creativity

• React to and record ideas in a way that encourages participants and prompts more input

• Sort and categorize lengthy lists

• Evaluate ideas

• Prioritize the most useful concepts and expand on them

• And more

Containing sample dialogues, as well as resources for virtual team brainstorming, this indispensible book gives readers the activities they need to generate great ideas, fast.

About the Author

BRIAN COLE MILLER is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm. He is the author of several books including Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers, More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers, and Keeping Employees Accountable for Results.

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