Do you and your team sometimes get stuck for ideas? Do you keep tackling the same problems and not cracking them? Lateral thinking is an essential skill for anyone who wants to be a smarter problem-solver, an ideas person and a creative thinker. This course covers all the key elements of lateral thinking and shows you step by step how you can harness its techniques to boost your brain power and creativity. It contains many inspiring stories and examples as well as tips, tricks and methods to improve your mental agility. The course includes exercises and assignments so that you can develop your skills by practising. Complete this course and you will come up with better ideas at work and in other walks of life. Lateral thinking skills will help advance your career. And you will become a more interesting person - because you think differently!
In this course you will learn:
- What is lateral thinking and why is it so potent?
- How to challenge assumptions
- How and when to break rules and conventions
- Why you need to ask searching questions and how to do it
- How to deliberately take a different point of view
- How great lateral thinkers conceived breakthrough ideas
- How to use random inputs to displace your thinking
- How lateral thinking puzzles can exercise the brain and improve questioning skills
- How to generate really creative and radical solutions for problems big and small
The course includes:
Two hours of downloadable video
13 short video lectures
13 downloadable resources including 6 Exercise sheets
Full lifetime access on computer or mobile device
A 30 Day money-back guarantee
The course is ideal for students, business professionals and anyone who needs to solve problems and find smarter ways to do things. No prior experience is needed.
Paul Sloane gained a first class degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. He came top of Sales School at IBM. He went on to become a Marketing Director, Managing Director and CEO of software companies. He is a leading speaker, author and consultant on lateral thinking and innovation. He has written over 20 books which have sold over 2 million copies in total. His top business book is The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills. He runs leadership master classes on lateral thinking and innovation with top corporations around the world, including Bayer, Glaxo Smith Kline, Microsoft, Nike, Novartis, Pirelli, PWC, Reckitt Benckiser, Swarovski and Unilever. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, Lancaster University, Henley Business School and the Mumbai Institute of Technology. His Tedx talk is available on Youtube. It is entitled 'Are You Open-Minded?'
StartHow to Ask Searching Questions (14:23)
StartQuestions Exercise - download and print
StartHow to Take a Different Point of View (12:59)
StartTransplant an Idea (7:00)
StartDifferent Point of View exercise - download and print
StartQuestions Slide Deck
StartDifferent Point of View Slide Deck
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"Interesting and thought-provoking. The exercises were useful in putting the knowledge to work."
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