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Innovative Thinking and Creativity

Language:  English
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