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Give it a go! Show one of these images or any of those at to your colleagues and ask “How does this image represent the challenge we face today”. At first they will look at you blankly, because they are used to convergent mindset approaches. However, with some encouragement and a few seeded ideas, they will soon be generating a great diversity of ideas. These ideas are the foundations of your future success (If you choose to act on them faster than your competition does).

This divergent mindset exploring the object form an oblique approach will make connections between the image and their understanding of challenges they face. The shift in attitude stimulates range of ideas and themes that do not emerge when focusing with convergent thinking.

About Dr Arthur Shelley

Dr Arthur Shelley is a capability development and knowledge strategy consultant with over 30 years professional experience. He has held a variety of professional roles managing international projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA. As an independent educator, he has facilitated Masters courses on Executive Consulting, Leadership, Knowledge Management, Business Performance, Applied Research Practice and Entrepreneurship in face to face, blended and on-line modes. Arthur is the author of three books and has contributed chapters for edited books, articles for academic and professional journals. In 2014 he was awarded with an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching citation for “Outstanding contributions to student learning outcomes.”

Arthur is producer of Creative Melbourne, an international cross disciplinary interactive and a regular invited speaker and workshop facilitator at international conferences. He is founder of The Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network (an international professional peer mentoring group) and the Creative Melbourne communities, creator of the RMIT University MBA mentoring program and co-facilitator of the Melbourne KM Leadership Forum.

As the principal of IA, he has worked with a wide range of organizations including NASA, World Bank, Singapore government, executive education services, educational institutions and research centers in several countries, HR and training organizations, government departments, fire authorities, health related, social media and creative enterprises, insurance companies, commercial banks, food manufacturers, construction and engineering firms and not-for-profits. Before creating Intelligent Answers consultancy he was the Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes, where he facilitated many virtual communities of practice to stimulate knowledge sharing and value creation.

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