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Become an Indispensable Creative Collaborator

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   03 The Baseline Traits of Dream Collaborators


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About The Class

Expand your Creative Mind to Maximize your Contribution to Team Projects.

Putting together a winning team is always a challenge, but the process is even tougher when you throw creativity and innovation into the mix. Collaboration can be the enemy of creativity, preventing the kind of risk-taking needed for truly transformative ideas to emerge.

World-renowned speaker, author and entrepreneur Shane Snow tackles this dilemma by addressing the uncomfortable truths of creative collaboration, showing how we can flip them to our advantage to become in-demand and indispensable, no matter our craft or how much creative room we have to grow.

Shane will explore the human behavior and team dynamics that can help you make any team more creative. He’ll teach you the art and science of lateral thinking—problem solving that takes an indirect and creative approach—so you can push your collaborations to the next level. And he’ll help you build the counter-intuitive skills that will make you more essential and in-demand as a creative partner.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the frustrating paradox of breakthrough creativity.
  • Promote creative friction in order to spark and harness ultra-productive creative conflict.
  • Brainstorm productively and successfully.
  • Trick your enemies into helping you make your work and ideas better.
  • Develop curiosity in others so your big ideas get considered by those with the power and purse strings.
  • Discover ways to innovate and create in a team environment
  • Develop intellectual humility so you can become more open-minded and make creative breakthroughs with others.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    The Math of Creative Collaboration

  3. 03

    The Baseline Traits of Dream Collaborators

  4. 04

    How to Spark and Harness Ultra-Productive Creative Conflict

  5. 05

    How to do Brainstorming that Actually Works

  6. 06

    Get Your Enemies to Help You Make Your Ideas Better

  7. 07

    How to Develop Curiosity in Others

  8. 08

    Becoming an Inexhaustible Creative Contributor

  9. 09

    How to Expand Your Creative Mind

  10. 10

    How to See Further than You Think You Can See

  11. 11

    How to Spark Lateral Thinking


Meet Your Expert

Shane Snow

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Smartcuts and the forthcoming DREAM TEAMS (June 2018), as well as the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. ... read more

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  • Olga RK

    Olga RK

    September 2018

    What a great course, there is a lot of good and practical information here. What I appreciate the most about it is the methodology that's presented to help you develop your ideas. In my particular case, I have no trouble coming up with initial questions or concepts that I'd like to work on, but I'd often get stuck at a certain point. Also, I didn't know how to draw the line between where my input and unique perspective was valuable and where it was a good idea to get input from others, I enjoyed how this method allows you to pick at other people's brains while showing you how to simultaneously maintaining control over the steering wheel. Definitely recommend it!

  • user-baacd4

    September 2018

    I like facts and stories woven together!

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