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Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

7 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking in the Classroom

This article, interspersed with inspirational videos, takes us back to our younger years to realize how divergent thinking can change the world. Although it is geared toward teachers developing divergent thinking in students, it is relevant to our careers in an uncertain environment where disruption is commonplace. The list includes abstract activities that leaders can use to encourage divergent thinking in the workplace. Once a group becomes adept at divergent thinking in the abstract world, the same skills transfer well to workgroups and problem solving task forces.