Key Learning Points
DON’T: Be dull
INSTEAD: Sharpen your mind
DON’T: Hold back
INSTEAD: Be open to ideas
DON’T: Sidestep problems
INSTEAD: Solve with facts and logic
DON’T: Stifle the group
INSTEAD: Challenge everyone creatively
Dion provides insights into brainstorming strategies, while Carol is the solver.
Cutting Edge’s resident Brainiac, Sam likes to keep his mind agile by consuming walnuts. Dion is a fan of protein smoothies and exercise. Casey uses giant post-it notes for wild ideas while Steve likes having a whiteboard in his bathroom. At a brainstorming meeting, Marcus has everyone trying brain cages to stimulate their thinking. Casey and Steve dream up a new shoe idea that will enable hiking, jumping and swimming—ideal for triathletes. Sam and Dion favor mind mapping for creative work and Dion leads a mind mapping activity with the Cutting Edge staff as a team building exercise. Openness, honesty and lack of judgment are conducive to positive group brainstorming sessions (though Sam feels he doesn’t need group sessions if he can do it effectively by himself).
Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.
While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.
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