May 30, 2021
Paul Sloane’s always been interested in lateral thinking puzzles and has written international best sellers on the subject. He shares how he’s translated those methods into solving problems in the business world. A professional who’s helped busy executives with creativity and innovation in their companies for over fifteen years, he describes some of his methods to raise the bar for leadership and problem solving. Listen and learn
Author, speaker, and innovator Paul Sloane explains his cutting-edge approach to business problems and solutions for listeners with concrete examples and the philosophy behind what he does. It all starts with countering the staid habit of vertical thinking. That’s where “you build block on block on block, and that's fine. But lateral means coming at the problem from the side. It means finding a new and fresh and different approach to the problem,” says Sloane. He says that’s how great leaps, like our modern grocery shopping system, have evolved.
Unfortunately, he says that
corporate culture is often works against innovation, mostly at the
middle level when goals are geared toward meeting one’s numbers
rather than risk taking that might not pan out. Sloane has numerous
methods to address these, from brainstorming groups to creativity
training. “Everyone can be more creative than they think. Everyone
started out as creative. Kids are terrifically creative,” he says
and he discusses how he helps to revive that creativity within
Listen in to find out more about his effective ideas.