Brainstorms – are they Outstanding or Outdated?

I am great believer in the humble brainstorm.  If if is well-facilitated, then the brainstorm can deliver some great ideas in a short time for almost any business or organizational issue.  However, not everyone agrees.  Some people think that the brainstorm has had its day.  Jeffrey Baumgartner is an author and speaker who promotes a new approach called Anti-Conventional Thinking.  In particular... Read More--


Why Innovators do not trust Experts

Mark Twain said, ‘It is not what we don’t know that gets us into trouble; it is what we think we know for sure.’ The things we are certain of are the most dangerous assumptions we hold. That is why great innovators do not trust experts, or theories, or spreadsheets or models. They trust experimentation and empirical results. Paul Sloane speaking at the Like Minds Conference #short_code_si_icon... Read More--


Leadership and Innovation live in the same house

Are you a leader or a manager?     Recommended reading – The Innovative Leader by Paul Sloane published by Kogan Page   On Amazon.co.uk On Amazon.com #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-4 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--


Lateral Thinking and Innovation

Paul Sloane introduces his talks on lateral thinking and innovation. #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-5 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--


Set Yourself Objectives Every Day

Paul Sloane speaking at the Successful Selling Conference. #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-6 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--


Sales Tip – Summarise

Paul Sloane speaking at the ISMM Successful Selling Conference in Birmingham. #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-7 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--


Lateral Thinking and Innovation in Marketing

Paul Sloane gives some advice on assumptions, lateral thinking and innovation for marketing executives. #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-9 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--


Sales Tip – Build Trust

Paul Sloane acting as link presenter at the ISMM Successful Selling conference gives a short tip for sales people #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-10 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--