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The Art of Creative Thinking

The Art of Creative Thinking

How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas

John Adair

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In The Art of Creative Thinking renowned expert John Adair offers clear guidelines for developing your full potential as a creative thinker. He helps anyone to overcome barriers to having new ideas and develop a true understanding of the creative process.

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About the book

The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical guidelines for developing your powers as a creative thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artists, John Adair illustrates a key aspect of creativity in each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, this book will help you to understand the creative process, overcome barriers to new ideas, learn to think effectively and develop a creative attitude. It will help you to become more confident in yourself as a creative person.

The Art of Creative Thinking gives you a fresh concept of creative thinking and it will guide you in developing your full potential as a creative thinker. New ideas are the seeds of new products and services, and this book will open the door to them.

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


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

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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.

John Adair