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Top 12 from 12: Most Popular Idea Sandbox Posts from 2012

Interesting to see which posts you found most helpful in 2012. While lots of old posts are being viewed – these are the articles most viewed in 2012. Happy New Year!

1) Tips To Be More Creative and a Better at Problem Solving

August 2012
There are various ways to approach creativity and problem solving in the workplace. Through two interviews, Idea Sandbox founder Paul Williams, shares his insights on how to remember great ideas and how to get un-stuck, creatively.

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2) Innovation Requires Both Ideas + Action

May 2012
To be innovative, we need to be good at both idea generation and idea execution. In the same way that seeds need farmers, one can’t get along without the other.
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3) Achieve Goals + Resolutions With Bite-Sized Chunks

January 2012
Sometimes, in our excitement (and impatience) to achieve our goals, we forget the basics.  Break down your big goals into smaller, easier to accomplish task. Before you know it – you’re halfway there.

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4) The One Question You Need To Solve Business Challenges

August 2012
When faced with a business challenge, start with the “how.”
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5) The Marketing Power of a Simple T-Shirt

September 2012
A clever t-shirt generates great word-of-mouth marketing for very little investment.
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6) Keep Moving Forward: Five Tips To Turn Defeat Into Victory

June 2012
Salvage something from every setback. Tips and advice from a Disney movie, and from David Schwartz, the author of “The Magic of Thinking Big.”
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7) Three Ps For Better Leading: Pace, Process, Pulse

May 2012
One of the characteristics of a great leader is the ability to stay “tuned in” to the needs of their audience.
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8) Drive Innovation: Suggest Ideas, Don’t Propose Them

April 2012
Telling people what to do can make them defensive, push back, and shut ideas down. Putting forward a suggestion makes it impersonal – allowing the idea to be adopted instead of forced in the mind.
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9) Taking Action: 8 Ways to Classify Ideas

April 2012
A great way to evaluate your ideas is by categorizing them into what Edward de Bono calls “End Categories.” Understanding and applying these categories will help you to focus, prioritize, take action, or reject ideas.
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10) Compartmentalize: Brainstorm Like a School Lunch Tray

April 2012
Our brains are wired for quick categorization and judgement. Use this instinctive trait to make brainstorming more effective.
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11) Magic of Thinking Big

February 2012
An original infographic on creativity from Paul Williams, founder of Idea Sandbox.
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12) Get Quality Ideas From a Quantity Of Options

May 2012
Decisions improve in proportion to the number of interesting, attractive, and doable alternatives you have to consider. The next time you or your team start moving with the first idea that pops into mind, entertain other options. You deserve the right to decide, not simply be forced with an approach due to haste.
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Popular Pages…

While we were looking at the popular posts… we noticed two pages stood out in popularity among the rest. They were…

Places

Collection of some of the most creative and conducive meeting locations – from around the world – for strategy meetings, and offsite events.

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Brainstorming tools

Some of the most effective tools to assist with all your problem solving needs… from problem identification, through leading a project, and implementation. Brought to you by Idea Sandbox and some of our favorite problem-solvers.
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