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Books in the Library
Here are some print books in the Mayo Clinic Libraries. Contact the Library to have books sent to your work location. We also appreciate your book suggestions!
Big Book of Brainstorming Games by
Publication Date: 2012
Spark the next great business idea by igniting your team’s passion and creativity Innovating breakthrough products, services, solutions, and marketing ideas are some of the most important challenges you face as a manager. Don’t wrack your brain trying to catch that eureka moment alo≠ unleash your team’s creative power withThe Big Book of Brainstorming Games. This book is packed with physical and verbal exercises to help you organize and run a brainstorming session that engages all personality types. Get those creative juices flowing with expert guidance and dozens of enjoyable group activities to help you: Frame challenges to give team members structure and context Master the proven Four Rules of Brainstorming for amazing results Create an environment of trust that encourages and inspires valuable contributions from people from all backgrounds and at all levels The best ideas can come from anywhere! The Big Book of Brainstorming Games gives you the tools and knowledge to build a solid, structured foundation for free-form interaction and fearless conceptualizing. Now you can get everyone in on the game and make great things happen!
Blah Blah Blah by
Call Number: BF441 .R58 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah. The Problem: We talk so much that we don't think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. They can't-and that's bad, because words have become our default thinking tool. The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called "Vivid Thinking." In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, The Back of the Napkin, he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. This technique combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn more quickly, teach and inspire our colleagues, and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new way. The Destination: No more blah-blah-blah. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class, or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late-night TV, or what Einstein thought about relativity, Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anything. Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; it's about removing the blah-blah- blah from your life for good.
Quick Brainstorming Activities for Busy Managers by
Publication Date: 2012
Contrary to popular opinion, brainstorming isn't magic. Truly productive brainstorming sessions are dependent on the ability of the leader to create the right environment and let his or her people's ideas flow. Filled with clear, concise guidance and quick, easily implemented techniques, this book provides supervisors, managers, and team leaders the fun, proven activities they need to get idea-packed brainstorming sessions started, and keep them going. Readers will discover how to: * Ask questions that provoke responses and inspire creativity * React to and record ideas in a way that encourages participants and prompts more input * Sort and categorize lengthy lists * Evaluate ideas * Prioritize the most useful concepts and expand on them * And more Containing sample dialogues, as well as resources for virtual team brainstorming, this indispensible book gives readers the activities they need to generate great ideas, fast.
Videos in the Library
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Change and Innovation through Brain Storming. John Sweeney. 15 minutes. Media Partners. [DVD747]
Synopsis: Hosted by comedian and author, John Sweeney, and based on his best-selling book, Innovation at the speed of laughter, this program introduces your team to the the 8 secrets of a brain storming session (look at change as fuel, accept ALL ideas, defer judgment, reduce status, avoid idea smashers, declare your point of view, say YES, and re-discover your innovative self).