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Team Creativity At Work I and II: Creative Problem Solving At Its Best
Authors : Edward Glassman, PhD

Spotlight On: Edward Glassman, PhD

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Edward Glassman
Ed Glassman Interview
Read Ed's responses to questions about his career, books, and where he's headed in this 20 Questions interview.

Edward Glassman, PhD, (now retired) was the President of The Creativity College®, a division of Leadership Consulting Services, Inc. and former Professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he headed the Program For Team Effectiveness And Creativity.

A former Guggenheim Fellow at Stanford University and a Visiting Fellow at The Center For Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He led scores of creative thinking meetings and workshops for large and small organizations, including DuPont; Amoco Chemical; IBM; Texaco; Ciba-Geigy; Hoechst-Celanese; Milliken; Federal-Mogul; Calreco/Carnation; A.T.&T. Bell laboratories; Standard Products; Eastman Chemical; Thetford; Lucas Engineering (UK); and numerous others.

Edward welcomes questions about creativity through his Web site

Articles by Edward Glassman

Climb the Problem-Solving Ladder
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Eight rungs to analyzing problems, listing and combining ideas, and creating solution-oriented action plans.

Two Creativity Triggers to Jumpstart Idea Generation
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Unblock Your Writing and Idea-Generating Blocks.

Forced Creativity Combinations for the Arts
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Creativity flourishes best in a zany atmosphere where all ideas, even bizarre ones, survive beyond the initial, usual Quick Negative Evaluation.

Warm-ups Stir Your Creativity
By Edward Glassman, PhD
17 Warm ups; fun creativity triggers to get your creative mind ready and in the mood.

Creativity Triggers Are For Everyone
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Creativity triggers produce golden thoughts — whether you are a doctor, lawyer, teacher, advertising exec, civic group leader, manager, government worker CEO, librarian, or professor.

Overcoming Resistance to Creativity Triggers in a Low-Creative Team
By Edward Glassman, PhD
What keeps you from using creativity triggers to boost creative thinking with your team?

Ways to Shift Paradigms & Think Outside the Box
By Edward Glassman, PhD
As a team leader, help the people in your work group think more creatively.

Useful Creativity Triggers While Working Alone
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Use this useful sequence of idea-generating creativity triggers when working alone.

Creativity Triggers for College Students
By Edward Glassman, PhD
All college students are creative. Unfortunately almost all students attempt creative thinking without training.

Team Interaction Patterns: Who Talks Most and to Whom
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Patterns of team interaction during meetings greatly affect the team's communication, and, in turn, the creativeness of its members.

Anti-Creativity Habits and a Fun Puzzle
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Anti-creativity habits inhibit spontaneity and repress our wit and humor.

Anti-Creativity Forces vs Creativity Triggers
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Even though being creative is the natural state for humankind, anti-creativity forces surround us and reduce our capacity to think creatively to produce high quality creative outputs.

What is Creativity?
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Creativity is the combining of old bits & pieces in your mind (and also in your surroundings) to produce 'new and useful' ideas.

To Improve Your Creative Output and Innovation, Improve Your Ideas
By Edward Glassman, PhD
These idea-improving techniques help you add to your creative output and innovation and may stimulate additional new ideas or provide new perspectives.

10 Ways to Chair Meetings to Foster a Creative Atmosphere and Help Creative Thinking
By Edward Glassman, PhD
These suggestions to the chair can make a great deal of difference to the success of the meeting.

Brainwriting Techniques
By Edward Glassman, PhD
Brainwriting approaches that yield exciting ideas that may be used by individuals and groups.

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