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Books are great for creating new thoughts and stimulating good ideas.
Even if you cannot make the time for a book, spend time browsing a bookstore for plenty of thought stimulation.
A journal is a great way to structure and develop ideas.
Add the practice of finishing every entry with: My new idea for the day ...
New people don't know your old stories, so you'll have to revisit your existing thoughts.
The new perspectives will help to think differently.
You need a quiet space where you can clear your mind of thoughts and concerns and focus on your future.
Take ten minutes to come up with about 40 ideas on a specific topic or problem. Do this with a partner. You will come up with at least two or three gems for your list.
Idea generation is fueled by consumption, not creativity.
Creativity is just connecting things. The more things we have to connect, the better our ideas will become.
Consider the quantity and quality of things you consume, like books, movies, TV shows, articles and people you interact with.
It encourages people to come up with thoughts and ideas that can, at first, seem a bit crazy. Some of these ideas can be crafted into original, creative solutions to a problem, while others can spark even more ideas.
This helps to get people unstuck by "jolting" them out of their normal ways of thinking.
Never try to cover up or blame others for what went wrong. If you messed up, admit it and own it.
Admitting your mistakes earns you the respect of those you lead and makes your leadership human.
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