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Innovative Thinking and Creativity

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The most successful employees are the ones who possess the ability to generate creative ideas, use these ideas to solve corporate problems, and then develop new and innovative products.
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Innovative thinking and creativity in the workplace are the responsibility of all employees. Employees must be proficient in solving problems, overcoming challenges, and generating innovative programs, services, and products. This book shows employees how to overcome self-imposed blocks to creativity, begin to build a creative mindset, and increase their creativity. This book then takes the creative process one step further. It shows readers how to take creative ideas and think about them innovatively, develop an innovative team, and implement ideas in the workplace.     

About the author  

John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written three books for Bookboon.

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  1. Creativity and Innovation
    1. Introduction
    2. Creativity Defined
    3. Understanding Creativity
    4. The Role of Innovation
    5. Desirability of creative employees
    6. Conclusion
  2. Overcome Blocks to Creativity
    1. Introduction
    2. Ways Organizations Can Value Creativity
    3. Self-Imposed Creativity Blocks
    4. Blocks to Creativity
    5. Conclusion
  3. Build a Creative Mindset
    1. Introduction
    2. Step Back & Reflect
    3. Be Mindful
    4. Find Flow
    5. Focus and Let Go
    6. Take Risks
    7. Conclusion
  4. Increase Your Creativity
    1. Introduction
    2. Explore Your Creative Baseline
    3. Develop Creative Habits
    4. Sources of Workplace Creativity
    5. Strategies for Enhancing Creativity
    6. Conclusion
  5. Creative Problem-Solving
    1. Introduction
    2. Use a Comprehensive Thinking Approach
    3. Creative Problem-Solving Process
    4. Conclusion
  6. From Creativity to Innovation
    1. Introduction
    2. Innovative Teams
    3. Setting The Stage
    4. Taking Ideas to Market
    5. Conclusion
  7. Innovative Thinking
    1. Introduction
    2. Positive Thinking
    3. Lateral Thinking
    4. Design Thinking
    5. Intuitive Thinking
    6. Conclusion
  8. References (Innovative Thinking and Creativity)

About the Author

Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.