5 ways to develop creative thinking skills for solving business problems

5 ways to develop creative thinking skills for solving business problems Creative thinking skills are not the same as creativity, although they do share some common threads. When you develop creative thinking, you want to focus on using creativity for problem solving, and this often means improving divergent thinking skills. Think about it this way: […]

When to use creative thinking? Top 4 problems to solve with this thinking style

When to use creative thinking? Top 4 problems to solve with this thinking style Now that we know what creative thinking is, let’s investigate what kinds of business problems it works for and when it is best to use creative thinking. As with any thinking style, it won’t be suitable for approaching all kinds of […]

4 downsides of creative problem solving

4 downsides of creative problem solving Over the past two weeks, I engaged in creative problem solving to tackle a particular problem. My quest to use creative thinking to develop a couple of strong ideas for a project worked well. I was able to synthesise two solutions that I decided to take forward in my […]

Creative thinking tools for convergence: how to select the winning idea

Creative thinking tools for convergence: how to select the winning idea Generating as many ideas as possible as part of ideation in creative thinking will without a doubt lead you to having a lot of ideas, some of them brilliant, some of them implausible, some outright hilarious. And that’s the point of using creative thinking […]

Creative thinking tools you can use by yourself to solve business problems

Creative thinking tools you can use by yourself to solve business problems The number of creative thinking tools available out there can be really overwhelming. And the problem is that most of them assume you’re engaging in creative thinking with others. But what if you’re by yourself, and you want to use creative thinking for […]

How to solve problems with creative thinking if you’re not creative?

How to solve problems with creative thinking if you’re not creative? I’m a rational, down-to-earth person, and if I wasn’t intimidated by creative people, I’d probably simply envy them their skills. Creativity is awesome. I spent many hours consuming its products, from the most transformative art, through raw performance, to soothing music. Over the years, […]

Resources on analytical thinking for very busy people

Resources on analytical thinking for very busy people This update is really short and quick – perfect if you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to it, but you’d like to take a look at some resources on analytical thinking. Podcasts and videos What is Analytic Thinking Vs Mathematical Thinking – […]

How to take care of your epistemic wellbeing?

How to take care of your epistemic wellbeing? We made a lot of progress over the years in our understanding of wellbeing. Moving away from being healthy as synonymous with wellbeing, we extended this concept and started looking more holistically on physical and mental wellbeing. But only recently I came across the concept of epistemic […]

How to demonstrate analytical thinking skills in a professional context?

How to demonstrate analytical thinking skills in a professional context? Having a skill and demonstrating it are two separate things. Especially when it comes to analytical thinkers, they’re usually very good at doing the thinking, not necessarily showing that they can do it. This is why apart from having analytical skills, it’s equally important to […]

How to improve analytical thinking skills in 5 days

“Thinking analytically is a skill like carpentry or driving a car. It can be taught, it can be learned, and it can improve with practice. But unlike other skills, it is not learned by sitting in a classroom and being told how to do it. Analysts learn by doing.” Richards J. Heuer Jr, a former […]