Helene Hovanec returns to surprise and delight young puzzle solvers! • 65 brand-new puzzles for 8-13 year-olds • Includes everything from word games and word searches to fill-ins and crosswords • These activites help young readers ...

Author: Helene Hovanec

Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games

ISBN: 0812935586

Category: Games

Page: 108

View: 936


Helene Hovanec returns to surprise and delight young puzzle solvers! • 65 brand-new puzzles for 8-13 year-olds • Includes everything from word games and word searches to fill-ins and crosswords • These activites help young readers develop reading, spelling, and lateral thinking skills

Group Creativity

methods that appear quite promising for theoretical reasons and that have
garnered some empirical support: creating breaks in the brainstorming session,
combining group and solitary brainstorming, and having group brainstormers
interact ...

Author: Paul B. Paulus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198033605

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Creativity often leads to the development of original ideas that are useful or influential, and maintaining creativity is crucial for the continued development of organizations in particular and society in general. Most research and writing has focused on individual creativity. Yet, in recent years there has been an increasing acknowledgment of the importance of the social and contextual factors in creativity. Even with the information explosion and the growing necessity for specialization, the development of innovations still requires group interaction at various stages in the creative process. Most organizations increasingly rely on the work of creative teams where each individual is an expert in a particular area. This volume summarizes the exciting new research developments on the processes involved in group creativity and innovation, and explores the relationship between group processes, group context, and creativity. It draws from a broad range of research perspectives, including those investigating cognition, groups, creativity, information systems, and organizational psychology. These different perspectives have been brought together in one volume in order to focus attention on this developing literature and its implications for theory and application. The chapters in this volume are organized into two sections. The first focuses on how group decision making is affected by factors such as cognitive fixation and flexibility, group diversity, minority dissent, group decision-making, brainstorming, and group support systems. Special attention is devoted to the various processes and conditions that can inhibit or facilitate group creativity. The second section explores how various contextual and environmental factors affect the creative processes of groups. The chapters explore issues of group autonomy, group socialization, mentoring, team innovation, knowledge transfer, and creativity at the level of cultures and societies. The research presented in this section makes it clear that a full understanding of group creativity cannot be accomplished without adequate attention to the group environment. It will be a useful source of information for scholars, practitioners, and students wishing to understand and facilitate group creativity.

International Management Behavior

The firm's founder, Tom Kelley, says this about “brainstormers”: Hot brainstormers
may generate a hundred or more ideas, ten of which may be solid leads ...
People talk after brainstormers, sharing wild or practical ideas. A greater
brainstormer ...

Author: Henry W. Lane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108696982

Category: Business & Economics


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Now in its eighth edition, this is the textbook for current and future global leaders wanting to lead competently and sustainably in their business practices. Fully updated, the authors build on their forty years of teaching, researching and working with managers worldwide to bring students the latest developments in global business practice. Now including end-of-chapter reflection questions to guide topic comprehension, and directed further resources to assist individual research, this edition also sees the return of Ivey Business School and IMD cases in the book. This edition also includes a new conception of mindful global leadership as the integrating framework for execution of global strategy, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to working across cultures and distance. Combining a wealth of theoretical knowledge with real-world examples from diverse cultures, countries and industry sectors, the practical guidance and well-chosen examples throughout the book bring key concepts to life.

In Search of Synergy in Small Group Performance

Further , whereas group brainstormers often report that they personally
generated relatively many ideas , individual brainstormers tend to report that they
personally generated relatively few . The same pattern occurs when participants
are ...

Author: James R. Larson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0805859446

Category: Psychology

Page: 427

View: 477


This volume critically evaluates more than a century of empirical research on the effectiveness of small, task-performing groups, and offers a fresh look at the costs and benefits of collaborative work arrangements. The central question taken up by this book is whether -- and under what conditions -- interaction among group members leads to better performance than would otherwise be achieved simply by combining the separate efforts of an equal number of people who work independently. This question is considered with respect to a range of tasks (idea-generation, problem solving, judgment, and decision-making) and from several different process perspectives (learning and memory, motivation, and member diversity). As a framework for assessing the empirical literature, the book introduces the concept of 'synergy.' Synergy refers to an objective gain in performance that is attributable to group interaction. Further, it distinguishes between weak and strong synergy, which are performance gains of different magnitude. The book highlights the currently available empirical evidence for both weak and strong synergy, identifies the conditions that seem necessary to produce each, and suggests where the search for synergy might best be directed in the future. The book is at once a high-level introduction to the field, a review of the field's history, and a scholarly critique of the current state-of-the-art. As such, it is essential reading for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and researchers interested in group dynamics generally -- and small group performance in particular.

The Art of Innovation

-oI'm convinced that if you participate regularly in brainstormers, it's like stretching
exercises for your mind. ... They'll put up chairs to the nearest table and hold a
mini-brainstormer, maybe just fifteen or thirty minutes to find a new track.

Author: Tom Kelley

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0307423867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 650


IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid's I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn't a business in America that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to survive. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, general manager of the Silicon Valley based design firm IDEO, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. IDEO doesn't buy into the myth of the lone genius working away in isolation, waiting for great ideas to strike. Kelley believes everyone can be creative, and the goal at his firm is to tap into that wellspring of creativity in order to make innovation a way of life. How does it do that? IDEO fosters an atmosphere conducive to freely expressing ideas, breaking the rules, and freeing people to design their own work environments. IDEO's focus on teamwork generates countless breakthroughs, fueled by the constant give-and-take among people ready to share ideas and reap the benefits of the group process. IDEO has created an intense, quick-turnaround, brainstorm-and-build process dubbed "the Deep Dive." In entertaining anecdotes, Kelley illustrates some of his firm's own successes (and joyful failures), as well as pioneering efforts at other leading companies. The book reveals how teams research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service, examining it from the perspective of clients, consumers, and other critical audiences. Kelley takes the reader through the IDEO problem-solving method: • Carefully observing the behavior or "anthropology" of the people who will be using a product or service • Brainstorming with high-energy sessions focused on tangible results • Quickly prototyping ideas and designs at every step of the way • Cross-pollinating to find solutions from other fields • Taking risks, and failing your way to success • Building a "Greenhouse" for innovation IDEO has won more awards in the last ten years than any other firm of its kind, and a full half-hour Nightline presentation of its creative process received one of the show's highest ratings. The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge, top-rated stars of their industries.

Fiction Writer s Brainstormer

How to Get Your Mind Right for Brainstorming . . . 3 10 strategies for accessing
your right - brain resources BRAINSTORMER STRATEGY 1THEBEGIN .

Author: James V. Smith

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: PSU:000058703663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 822


"Hundreds of strategies, tools, exercises, puzzlers, graphs, checklists and solutions for creating full-force fiction"--Jacket.

PC Mag

Brainstormer Soft Path Systems' $75 Brainstormer is a legitimate problem-solving
and brainstorming tool, but a disadvantaged one when it is compared with Idea
Generator Plus and IdeaFisher. Although Version 2.21 is a revision of the ...





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Role playing for Supervisors

45 a . m . COFFEE 10 . 45 a . m . — 11 . 00 a . m . Phase 5 * ( a ) Brainstormers
prepare for first plenary session with directors . ( b ) The directors and Andy
McGuff discuss personal differences before meeting brainstormers in plenary
session .

Author: J. Maxwell Towers

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

ISBN: UOM:35128000211241

Category: Role playing

Page: 295

View: 704



Small group research

This modular description of an individual brainstormer gives us more flexibility in
modeling interactive brainstorming . ... We will assume that matching most
strongly affects the output stage , particularly for high - output brainstormers
matching ...

Author: SAGE periodicals Press





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When suggestions peter out , Captain Romano stops discussion and during the
break brainstormers jot down ideas that pop into their heads to present when
recess is over . Captain Romano conducts sessions all over the post on re quest .



ISBN: MINN:31951001444169T

Category: Military art and science


View: 572


Brain Stormers

A fun book for children about the brain. Using poetry and superheroes Camille Buffington brings the brain alive. Helping students remember the parts of the brain and their functions.

Author: Camille Buffington


ISBN: 1949109291



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A fun book for children about the brain. Using poetry and superheroes Camille Buffington brings the brain alive. Helping students remember the parts of the brain and their functions. The perfect way to extend the concept of Mindset by teaching students the basics about the brain. Sure to be a hit as they meet the heroes of Cerebrum, "In a little village called Cerebrum/In the state of Mind/There lived some heroes with splended powers/Called 'lobes' by mankind."

Holt Handbook

( A ) high schools Brainstormers ' club ( B ) High Schools brainstormers ' Club ( C
) high schools Brainstormers ' Club ( D ) High schools Brainstormers ' club ( E )
Correct as is 10 . ( A ) all ready signed up for you ' re ( B ) already signed up for ...

Author: John E. Warriner

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 003066148X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 575

View: 815


The Voice of Chorus America

The risky business of advancing ideas may make your brainstormers feel
unusually vulnerable and sensitive . The last thing you want to do is stifle their
creativity . To promote freedom of expression , enforce a strict rule of no criticism .
Maintain ...



ISBN: UVA:X006128967

Category: Choral music


View: 392


Gary Gygax s Insidiae

Gary Gygax's Insidiae: The Brainstormers Guide to Adventure Writing covers five vitally important aspects of game adventure design: back story, antagonists, motive, locale and plot.

Author: Dan Cross


ISBN: 193127553X

Category: Games

Page: 117

View: 411


Adventure scenarios are an indispensable part of all role playing games. Gary Gygax's Insidiae: The Brainstormers Guide to Adventure Writing covers five vitally important aspects of game adventure design: back story, antagonists, motive, locale and plot. Each chapter builds upon the details of the last, teaching the hallmarks of good game mastering. Working through the guide will aid game masters in creating adventures for any role playing game; provide an array of ideas, character types, backgrounds, places of encounter and danger, and plot devices needed to propel characters deeper into the story.

ESN Information Bulletin

Brainstormers are to produce as many solutions as they can dream up , without
regard to practicality feasibility . Instructions in such settings typically attempt to
free individuals from selfcriticism , or from fear of criticism from others . Members ...



ISBN: IND:30000096965482

Category: Research


View: 243


Printers Ink

Yale brainstormers worked in groups of four under the guidance of the professor
conducting the experiment or one of his graduate assistants Yale study:
Brainstorming blocks creativity Whether brainstorming is a cure for sluggish
minds or a ...



ISBN: UOM:35128001887312

Category: Advertising


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RoboCup 2000 Robot Soccer World Cup IV

2 Special Team Features The outstanding features of the Karlsruhe
Brainstormers Agent are its approach to learn the moves with RL methods and
the search algorithms used on the strategy level for planning complex
coordinated team ...

Author: Peter Stone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540421856

Category: Computers

Page: 662

View: 943


This book is the fourth offical archival publication devoted to RoboCup and documents the achievements presented at the Fourth Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 2000, held in Melbourne, Australia, in August/September 2000. The book presents the following parts: introductory overview and survey, championship papers by the winners of the competitions, finalist papers for the RoboCup challenge awards, papers and posters presented at the workshop, team description of a large number of participating teams. This book is mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community as well as a valuable source of reference and inspiration for R & D professionals interested in multi-agent systems, distributed artificial intelligence, and intelligent robotics.

The Brainstormer

Jimmy's unusually large head is full of brilliant ideas, but since he never talks about them with anyone, his head grows bigger and bigger and eventually lifts him up to the clouds where he has to figure out a way to come back down.

Author: Katherine Leigh


ISBN: 8966298990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 770


Jimmy's unusually large head is full of brilliant ideas, but since he never talks about them with anyone, his head grows bigger and bigger and eventually lifts him up to the clouds where he has to figure out a way to come back down.