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Extreme Thinking

Extreme Thinking – Unlocking Creativity

Extreme thinking? At work? Surely not! Some interpretations of extreme thinking relate it to polarised thinking.  For example, thinking purely in terms of black or white, up or down, extremely good or extremely bad.

This guide is about extreme thinking from a different perspective.  It’s about thinking creatively, with an open mind.  Thinking differently about a situation is often the first step to finding a creative solution with which to move forward.

The aim of the guide is to start you thinking about thinking – using the power of ideas to help shape the future where you work.


Product Description

Content: 25 pages and 5 tools

Format: Downloadable pdf with in-text, hyper-links for easy navigation.

The guide will help you to unlock creativity by:

  • Applying thinking techniques for creativity.
  • Exploring different perspectives to aid creative solutions.
  • Investigating “Tipping Point” principles – small changes which have big impacts.
  • Applying principles to test the potential of new ideas.

Here are some examples of the creative extreme thinking discussed in this guide:

  • Questions, questions, questions…
  • Ask why not, not why…
  • Find the tipping point…
  • Think BIG
  • Be a cathedral thinker…
  • Think small…
  • Here and now exchanges…
  • Service is a performance…
  • Customers come second…
  • Try it before you do it…


  • Creative Extreme Thinking
  • Get ready, mind-set, goal!
  • Start here?
  • A process for creative thinking
  • Questions, questions, questions…
  • Think big
  • Think small
  • Think differently
  • Tipping points
  • Thinking is not enough…


  • Tool 1: Get ready, mind-set, goal!
  • Tool 2: Creative thinking techniques A-Z
  • Tool 3: Questions that create possibilities
  • Tool 4: Big, small, different
  • Tool 5: New idea filter test

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  1. Rating by Gareth on July 27, 2013:

    I am impressed with the tools and activities that assist the managers to assess their situation and ask questions about future direction and improvements – these are probably the most valuable part of the training products – adding acronyms and diagrams helps retention of concepts and concept awareness when moving results into the workplace.

    I will be using them for ‘Just In Time’ training in coaching and mentoring sessions where the concepts will mirror my suggestions to them and we can use some of the step-by-step tools to increase awareness and open minds.

    Overall, the products create a solid basis for staff development without being too ‘over the top in theory’ or including too many examples (which many international audiences cannot relate to personally!) A good blend of practicality and theory to help the audience focus on their own results.

  2. Rating by Kathy on August 31, 2014:

    Thank you [for the guides] … I really needed them for a course I was delivering today. I just wanted some good examples and liked your material. Thank you sincerely and I will be back on your site … looking at more of your material. Very much appreciate your wonderful customer service.

  3. Rating by June on November 27, 2015:

    I really do appreciate you getting back [to] me so quickly and sending me the e-Books! Thank you so very much! My Director wanted to get these guides as a tool for the Engineering Supervisors and Managers. I’m sure she was impressed with them! Thanks again!

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