Speaker: Graham Rawlinson
Series: Centre for Creativity Seminar
6 stages: Create, develop, reason, intuit, judge, decide, - so why did we stop teaching people good judgement?
In his great book, The Thinker's Toolkit, Morgan Jones says "the more judgement we use in analyzing a problem, the greater is the likelihood of our making an error". OK, so why is there nothing in any books about how to reduce that error? This session will introduce people to why there is confusion about the idea of judgement and how skill in good judgement fits in with other mental tools of free will, reason, intuition, creativity and decision making. The material came out of a review of the latest research in psychology and neuroscience on the brain and mind, and reveals some simple rules for how to improve judgement for innovation.
The session will be useful for leaders of innovation in all organisations, and for those who wish to ask the really tough questions about evidence based decisions and morality, fairness, justice. It will be fun and challenging and very very relevant to life and work.
For those who have some time, here is some prior reading:
How we decide, Jonah Lehrer; Mindfield, Lone Frank; Vital Lies, Simple Truths, Daniel Goleman; Blink, Malcolm Gladwell; Consciousness, Rita Carter; Hare Brain Tortoise Mind, Guy Claxton.
Graham Rawlinson is a chartered psychologist and has been an innovator for over 30 years. He is the Director of Next Step Associates, a collective of expert consultants in innovation & thought-process techniques.
Graham's first career as a psychologist led to a wide variety of experiences in education, from working with children with special needs to writing T.V. programmes and software for basic numeracy, from lecturing students in Hong Kong to a position as Director of Enterprise at the University of Surrey.
His second career has developed over the last few years as a facilitator of change for education and business. Developing from his change management role at the university, he worked for a period for Synectics Ltd as an innovation consultant. He has been involved in innovation sessions with leading companies such as Kellogg's, Marks & Spencer, Mars and Coca-Cola.
When he found TRIZ he saw it as a tool which enabled him to link creativity with science, and for more than a decade now he has been running innovation sessions to invent everything from simple fasteners to wave machines to electronic gadgets. Leading companies in all fields have benefitted from his training and consultancy.
His experience has led to the recent book, "How to Invent (Almost) Anything", which has sold across the world, from Hong Kong to the USA and is now published by Spiro
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6.00pmTuesday 26th October 2010