The Art of Creative Thinking


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Best-selling author with over 500,000 books sold The first professor of Leadership Studies in the world and the most distinguished figure in the field. The Sunday Times Adair is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern leadership. Reveals the secrets of generating new ideas to help gain a competitive advantage Shows readers practical and rewarding ways to develop these skills

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: On human creativity;
    • Chapter - 02: Use the stepping stones of analogy;
    • Chapter - 03: Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange;
    • Chapter - 04: Widen your span of relevance;
    • Chapter - 05: Practise serendipity;
    • Chapter - 06: Chance favours only the prepared mind;
    • Chapter - 07: Curiosity;
    • Chapter - 08: Keep your eyes open;
    • Chapter - 09: Listen for ideas;
    • Chapter - 10: Reading to generate ideas;
    • Chapter - 11: Keep a notebook;
    • Chapter - 12: Test your assumptions;
    • Chapter - 13: Make better use of your Depth Mind;
    • Chapter - 14: Do not wait for inspiration;
    • Chapter - 15: Sharpen your analytical skills;
    • Chapter - 16: Suspend judgement;
    • Chapter - 17: Learn to tolerate ambiguity;
    • Chapter - 18: Drift, wait and obey;
    • Chapter - 19: Sleep on the problem;
    • Chapter - 20: Working it out;
    • Chapter - 21: Think creatively about your life

About the Author

John Adair is the world's leading authority on leadership and leadership development. Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered, and he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. John is the author of over 50 books, including the leadership classic Not Bosses But Leaders, (also published by Kogan Page), and he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his vision of leadership.


"This Book is stimulating, enjoyable and instructive."
*Business Executive August 2009*

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