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Creative/lateral thinking exercises


Looking for resources to assist personal development of middle managers to enhance their problem solving skills with a particular emphasis on lateral thinking and thinking outside the box.
Antony Davies

5 Responses

  1. What box?
    Well Antony, this is a really popular request. We are all obviously very busy thinking inside our respective boxes!

    If you e mail me at [email protected] I can send you one or two ideas that should help.

    Eric Welburn

    P.S. Who said there was a box in the first place?

  2. Lateral thinking
    The Year 2020 Exercise.
    With the students in groups of 3+ tell them that they are editors of a paper or whatever. The date is 31 December in the year 2020 and they have to produce an article that summarises the past year/decade but for now all you want are headlines and perhaps a summarising paragraph.

    Allow 7 min

    For more ideas give me a call

    Paul Hobbs
    The Thinking consultancy
    01784 44 04 04

  3. Exercises and puzzles
    Dear Antony

    I have some fantastic puzzles and exercises which last between 15 seconds and two hours.

    Give me a ring and I will share.
    020 8871 5063


  4. Creative & Lateral Thinking Exercise Library
    Dear Antony

    Exercises within the Change & Development Exercise Library have been designed with this exact objective in mind. E-mail me your postal address and I will send you a FREE sample exercise and a complete catalogue of all exercises available.

    Emma Smith (TMS Development International Ltd, 01904 464522)


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