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  • convergent thinking
    Bob Basadur
    Successful innovation relies not only on skillful divergent thinking – the generation of fresh opportunities, possibilities, ideas, and options – but equally on skillful convergent thinking – the analysis,  evaluation,  selection and  development of the best ones to put into action. High quality convergent thinking requires special collaborative and open-minded
  • Bob Basadur
    Successful innovation at any level in any field depends upon skillful performance in two critical mental abilities – divergent thinking and convergent thinking. The optimum ratio of the two thinking processes differs greatly across different occupations and organizational functions. Let’s first define these abilities. Divergent thinking means expanding your thoughts
  • SIMPLEXITY INNOVATION THINKING SKILLS CERTIFICATION
    Bob Basadur
    Innovative thinking and the ability to collaborate with others are among the top non- technical abilities reported as vital for 21st-century careers and for organizational competitiveness.  Innovative thinking is based on four fundamental skills and like all skills, they can be learned and developed to a very high level.  The
  • garry gelade
    Bob Basadur
    Dear Friends & Colleagues, One of the very best things about what we do at Basadur Applied Innovation is that we get to meet and collaborate with special people, people who in their own way make the world a much better place. Garry Gelade, our dear friend, colleague and mentor,
  • Let's Manage Diversity
    Bob Basadur
    This post is brought to you by our partners at Leadershipdialogues.com and we are proud to share. The recent protests in the streets show us that people really want to be heard and included in how we run things.  These desires can’t help but spill over into organizational life. Leaders
  • Bob Basadur
    My colleague Shannon Wagers , who is a  corporate  R&D  consultant  at  P&G,  sent this  sketch  to show how he explains Simplexity to those  more familiar with Design Thinking as taught at Stanford.  I asked Shannon for a more complete explanation that  I could pass along in this blog.  His answer