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Innovative Thinking – Finding The Essence – Blog 120

Finding the Essence   Here are some examples of how large corporations help their employees successfully work in teams. At Cambridge Technology Partners, a software development firm, there are four rules for fast teams: Let groups make their own rules. Teams must be in charge of their own destiny. Speak up early and often. If …

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Innovative Thinking – Team Think Is Critical – Blog 122

Team Think Is Critical   Team Think is one of the best ways to encourage employees to motivate themselves and one another to develop innovative solutions. Remember, everything we discussed in this book thus far which applied to you personally to get you into condition for creative thinking, also applies to each individual team member.  …

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Innovative Thinking – Negative Reinforcement – Blog 123

Negative Reinforcement   Negative reinforcement can drain the spirit of your Team Think the same way as it drains your creativity.  Avoid hidden pitfalls when looking for ways to offer support and guidance to your team. What results would you expect from a Team Think that is driven by a culture of negative reinforcement? Here …

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Innovative Thinking – What Motivates You? – Blog 124

What Motivates You?   In order to be creative, you need to be motivated.  There are many things that motivate different people. From my experience, engineers are motivated mostly by success.  Success in the form of “I did it!”  When I owned my software company and 30 employees, it was surprising how different each person’s …

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Innovative Thinking – Maslow’s Hierarchy – Blog 125

Maslow’s Hierarchy   I am sure you have seen the Maslow’s Hierarchy before.  It’s real, it applies, and I wanted to remind you of this study to help you understand motivations.     “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein   Lon …

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