There are two common misconceptions around creativity: The first one is that creativity is a talent.

 

Actually, it’s a mode of thinking. Anyone can be creative if they give themselves the time and space needed to be in the right frame of mind. 

The second misconception is that creativity is wild, rampant, purposeless thought. It’s not. Creativity is often very sharply directed and can be very useful, especially for problem solving when traditional solutions haven’t worked.

Angela Heise teaches people to unlock their creative potential, and does so in a way that they solve challenges for positive outcomes. Using strategies developed by Edward De Bono and drawing on a wealth of experience in facilitating creative and strategic planning sessions, Angela helps people use practical thinking tools to develop amazing results in a very short period of time. Angela was the official representative of the De Bono Institute for New South Wales, Australia for 5 years.

She offers accredited training in the following de Bono creativity techniques:

Six Thinking Hats

When solving a problem, our brain will try and do everything at once – mixing emotion, logic, hope, creativity and stress together, which can cloud thinking and impair outcomes.

Six Thinking Hats teaches people to separate a problem into six logical steps, applying relevant judgement and thinking at the appropriate time, for the best result. According to IBM, using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats reduced their meeting times by up to 75%. Find out how the Six Thinking Hats can help you increase productivity and reduce meeting times.

Lateral Thinking

For creative people, a daily demand on their creative skills can lead to habitual thinking which is detrimental to the diversity of ideas required from them.

Lateral Thinking is Dr de Bono’s most famous technique. It gives you systematic tools to create new ideas every time they are required. Ironically, it provides a framework to deliver continuously varied creativity. Lateral Thinking is a two day training program that will change the way you create ideas, and the quality of ideas you create. Find out how Lateral Thinking can help you create better ideas more reliably.