BRAINSTORMING & IDEAS


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Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons



When brainstorming, the quantity of ideas is better than the quality of ideas.

- Cy Charney

I like bringing together groups of 10 or 12 people. It gives you a diversity of viewpoints while remaining intimate enough for everyone to feel relaxed and have enough time to speak.

- Lee Cockerell

Good ideas can be springboards for great ideas.

- John Maxwell

Don’t let tradition paralyze your mind. Be receptive to new ideas. Be experimental. Try new approaches. Be progressive in everything you do.

- David J. Schwartz

A truly intelligent person welcomes new ideas, for new ideas can add to the synergy of other accumulated ideas.

- Robert T Kiyosaki

Ideas need noodling, tinkering, and fiddling to become workable.

- Jeffrey Fox

Challenge people to come up with new ideas daily.

- Cy Charney

Every time you think “wouldn’t it be great if" or “if only they offered", write that thought down!

- Lee Cockerell

Always be on the lookout for ideas. Be completely indiscriminate as to the source. Get ideas from customers, children, competitors, other industries, or cab drivers. It doesn’t matter who thought of an idea. Many managers do not understand this.

- Jeffrey Fox

Encourage foolish or impractical ideas. These can often be built on and can lead to new innovations.

- Cy Charney

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your brains won’t get you anywhere.

- Lee Iacocca

If you can’t put your great idea on paper then you really haven’t thought it out.

- Lee Iacocca

The day before something becomes a breakthrough, it is a crazy idea.

- Timothy Ferriss

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.

- Lee Iacocca

There are so many “intelligent" people who argue or defend when a new idea clashes with the way they think. In this case, their so-called intelligence combined with arrogance equals ignorance.

- Robert T Kiyosaki

Don’t let ideas escape. Write them down. Nail them to paper.

- David J. Schwartz

When pitching an idea to a group, sense who is hesitant to the change and meet individually with them again.

- John Maxwell

Bring all the bees together from time-to-time to reload their imaginations. Schedule regular idea-sharing sessions, perhaps weekly or monthly.

- Lee Cockerell

Soak up all the good ideas you can.

- David J. Schwartz

The best managers are not only open-minded, but they are gluttons for new ideas. They are not only adaptable, they are actually eager to approve the way things are done-quickly, if not immediately.

- Lee Cockerell

Few organizations ever get going on the good ideas. Everybody is much too busy on the tasks of yesterday.

- Peter Drucker

Offsite meetings to brainstorm ideas for improving existing processes can be heavily beneficial.

- Michael Watkins

If you don’t have conflict, it means that people are likely “yessing" you to death and/or keeping their ideas to themselves.

- unknown

Piggyback ideas. This involves revisiting brainstormed ideas and using them as inspiration for new ones, or variations on a theme.

- Cy Charney

Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. See what could be, not just what currently is.

- David J. Schwartz

What I discovered, which is what many writers discover, is that I write in order to think.

- Timothy Ferriss

If you are unsure about how much you like an idea, write it down and revisit it in two weeks. That length of time should automatically assist in the idea vetting process.

- unknown

Most people have 2-3 great ideas per year that they don't act upon.

- unknown