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Mastering lateral thinking

Online course

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Join experienced leadership and innovation expert Paul Sloane for a live online course on lateral thinking.  Learn how to improve your ability to problem-solve and to find fresh, creative ideas and solutions. 

Lateral thinking is an essential skill for anyone who wants to be a smarter problem-solver, an ideas person and a creative thinker. This course covers all the key elements of lateral thinking and shows you step-by-step how you can harness its techniques to boost your brain power and creativity. 

Over the two hours, you will hear inspiring stories and work on your own examples,  as well as gaining tips, tricks and methods to improve your mental agility. You will come up with better ideas at work, at home and in all walks of life - because you will be thinking differently.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is lateral thinking and why is it so potent?

  • How to challenge assumptions

  • How and when to break rules and conventions

  • Why you need to ask searching questions and how to do it

  • How to deliberately take a different point of view

  • How great lateral thinkers conceived breakthrough ideas

  • How to use random inputs to displace your thinking

  • How lateral thinking puzzles can exercise the brain and improve questioning skills

  • How to generate really creative and radical solutions for problems big and small

 The course is ideal for anyone who wants to solve problems and would like to find smarter ways to do things. No prior experience is needed.

Participants will receive a copy of the presentation following the course. 

About your tutor:

Paul Sloane is a motivational speaker and recognised expert on lateral thinking, innovation, and memory.  He is the author of 30 books including How to be a Brilliant Thinker published by Kogan Page.  Over two million copies of his books have been sold.

The course will be delivered on Zoom, and participants will be required to have their cameras and microphones on.  Numbers are limited.

Course date: Wednesday, February 16, 6.30-8.30pm
Price: £75 - places are limited.
 
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