Idea Incubators

glass collection of Liane Sebastian
Consider the building collection of
Idea Incubators
(this series has spun off into its own site and updated) by Liane Sebastian, publishing pioneer:

glass collection of Liane SebastianPart 1: The Positioned Mind weaves together a foundational tapestry for creative thinking. Like any great endeavor, a journey takes preparation: shopping for materials, packing the right equipment, and choosing a road map. Create the environment to be creative:

#1: “Setup to Start” Get rid of what is in the way of developing creative energy.
#2: “Collaborative Seeds” Focus on the best target audience and their behavior.
#3: “Focusing Expectations to Efforts” Match expectations with talents and goals.
#4: “Master Things to Do” Organize and prioritize strategy.
#5: “Choosing Change” Insert flexibility and perspective into plans.
#6: “Is Creativity a Luxury?” Decide how creativity fits business.
#7: “Form a Creative Base” Wearing various organizational hats is the input for creative focus.
#8: “Ignite Creative Collaboration” Get everyone on the same page.

Part 2: The Creative Mind explores the best ways to come up with great ideas:

#9: “The Creative Compass”    Gain clarity through matching conviction with circumstance.
#10: “Origins of Originality” Explore methods for generating original ideas.
#11: “Perfectionism—Agony or Ecstacy?”  Perfectionism need limits so that it does not become counterproductive.
#12: “Flexible Fuel ” Managing flexibility requires new and evolving skills, necessary to encourage creativity.
#13: “The Most Creative Question” Explore the process to arrive at the single most important and impactful question.
#14: “Gauging Good Ideas” Having ideas and knowing which are worth pursuing involve different levels of the creative process.
#15: “Solitary Brainstorms” Discover meaningful ideas. Brainstorming begins with a solitary exploration.
#16: “The Focus of Variety” Develop a battery of approaches, ideas, tricks, and techniques.

Part 3: The Focused Mind uses passion and planning to achieve the most worthwhile goals.
#17: “Passion Rules”  Where you invest your time and resources is both a self-portrait and a prediction.
#18: “Productive Passion” Follow passion as a sign post for viability. Develop a project plan to focus and actualize.
#19: “Maintain Motivational Momentum ” Edit ideas ruthlessly and then follow the best ones passionately. Build techniques that can keep the motivation strong through the development of large projects.
#20: “Presentation Passion” How an idea is presented can be as important as the idea itself. Investigate the qualities that make a presentation strong through focusing passions.
#21: “The Best Project Editor” Use audience feedback to direct focus by uniting interests and needs.
#22: “Propelling Passion Daily”  Ask a series of questions regularly to focus passion and do the right things with strength.
#23: “Relying on Resources” Making the most with what you have means focusing resources creatively.
#24: “Emotions as Creative Guideposts” Emotional reactions are the best indicators of worthwhile goals.

Liane Sebastian, illustrator, designer, writer, and publishing pioneer

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22 Responses to “Idea Incubators”

  1. Idea Incubator 1: Maintenance Mastery « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Get rid of what is in the way of developing creative energy.

  2. Idea Incubator 2: Marketing to Match « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Focus on the best target audience and their behavior.

  3. Idea Incubator 3: Risk – the dark side of creativity « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Formulate plans that mitigate or use risks to advantage.

  4. Idea Incubator 4: Master Things to Do « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Organize and prioritize strategy.

  5. Idea Incubator 5: Choosing Change « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Insert flexibility and perspective into plans.

  6. Incubator 6: Is Creativity a Luxury? « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Decide how creativity fits business.

  7. Idea Incubator 7: Form a Creative Base « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Wearing various organizational hats is the input for creative focus.

  8. Idea Incubator 8: Ignite Creative Collaboration « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Get everyone on the same page.

  9. Idea Incubator 9: The Creative Compass « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Gain clarity through matching conviction with circumstance.

  10. Idea Incubator 10: Origins of Originality « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Explore methods for generating original ideas.

  11. Idea Incubator 11: Perfectionism—Agony or Ecstacy? « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Perfectionism need limits so that it does not become counterproductive.

  12. Idea Incubator 12: Flexible Fuel « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Managing flexibility requires new and evolving skills, necessary to encourage creativity.

  13. Idea Incubator 13: The Most Creative Question « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Explore the process to arrive at the single most important and impactful question.

  14. Idea Incubator 14: Gauging Good Ideas « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Having ideas and knowing which are worth pursuing involve different levels of the creative process.

  15. Idea Incubator 15: Solitary Brainstorms « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Discover meaningful ideas. Brainstorming begins with a solitary exploration.

  16. Idea Incubator 16: The Focus of Variety « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Develop a battery of approaches, ideas, tricks, and techniques.

  17. Idea Incubator 17: Passion Rules « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Where you invest your time and resources is both a self-portrait and a prediction.

  18. Idea Incubator 18: Productive Passion « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Follow passion as a sign post for viability. Develop a project plan to focus and actualize.

  19. Idea Incubator 19: Maintain Motivational Momentum « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Edit ideas ruthlessly and then follow the best ones passionately. Build techniques that can keep the motivation strong through the development of large projects.

  20. Idea Incubator 20: Presentation Passion « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    How an idea is presented can be as important as the idea itself. Investigate the qualities that make a presentation strong through focusing passions.

  21. Idea Incubator 21: The Best Project Editor « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    Use audience feedback to direct focus by uniting interests and needs.

  22. Idea Incubator 23: Relying on Resources « Wisdomofwork's Blog Says:

    […] See the developing series of Idea Incubators. […]

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