By no means exhaustive. Courtesy of Paul Selwyn, a California speaker
who specializes in creativity for businesses.
- A "yes-yes" attitude
This is instead of a "yes-but" attitude. Rather than focus on
what won't work, try to take an idea to its next step.
- Have a beginner's mind
Try to look at old problems with a beginner's insight. Invite
input from people who know little about the problem. This can lead to
- No need to be right
Keep an open mind, and let go of the need to be right. It can
lead to new ideas.
- Willingness to suspend judgement
Learn to be an encourager of ideas, and withhold judgement on
them as long as possible.
- Recognize and let go of assumptions
Keep asking why, and you'll be surprised at the answers. This is much better than hanging on to an assumption about an idea.
For more, read the book Conceptual Blockbusting
by James Adams