Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work
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Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work

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We all know how important creativity is at work. New ideas, fresh solutions, and innovative approaches are always talked about, but rarely ever practiced.
?Whatif!, Second Edition gives you the power, insight, and courage to capture the essence of creativity at work. This one-of-a-kind book breaks creativity into six practical behaviors and shows you how all of us--not ju...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published May 22nd 2002 by Capstone Publishing (first published December 17th 1996)
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Jono
There was indeed a lot of wisdom in this book. Essentially the book is about six creative behaviours (creativity is a behaviour; innovation is a process) to encourage creativity at work. These are: Freshness, Greenhousing, Realness, Momentum, Signalling and Courage

Freshness and Realness are the most straightforward chapters that if you've read other creativity books you'll probably find straightforward. Essentially, keep fresh stimulus coming in and make things real - e.g. don't come to a meetin...more
Kasper
Nov 01, 2007 Kasper rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people that need to innovate
Although not every idea in this book is new, the book nicely lays out a set of behaviors that stimulate creative thinking.
The book is easy to read, and contains many wonderful ideas for idea generation.
If you're ever out of ideas and need to create a creative environment, the book can certainly help.

The book did not address the scenario where you have too many ideas and not enough time to implement them all. Coming up with ideas is one thing, execution is another. How do you pick the best idea...more
Kristie J.
Great business book for learning how to be more creative at work. I really liked the first four behaviors for increasing your creativity: freshness, greenhousing, realness, and momentum. They make a lot of practical sense and I'm confident that I will be able to incorporate them into my work life. The last two behaviors, signalling and courage, were not as inspiring, but I can see how they are also important.
Melissa Porter
Read this entire book yesterday while delayed from DTW to LGA in prep for a team offsite. Had some good nuggets, especially around the notions of having the courage to speak up with your ideas, how to properly frame requests for feedback, along with some improv-like ideas for igniting a productive brainstorm.
Ken
A good book that will probably give you a few ideas on how to create a better environment for creativity or innovation. Most of this you probably know, but they organize it very well.

The ideas are good and you will have seen a lot of these in other books.

Jamie
Innovation 101
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Recommended by Philip Dilley, Arup, in the Financial Times.
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Nicci
A sweet read:)
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