I promised you 3 building blocks, but counting never was my strong point, and anyone who's had one too many on a 3-legged bar stool will know that the 4 legs of a chair are safer! My last strategy for you isn’t about creativity as such - it's about ensuring that all the blue sky thinking doesn't bring about some crackpot idea which will sink your organisation. And that's pretty important, isn't it?! By the way, if you’ve not seen the previous 3 posts, do take a look at: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 You see, if there's 1 barrier to creative thinking in organisations, it's usually from above (you might remember that from yesterday's email) and it's a fear that something new will cause unforseen problems. Whatever ideas your team come up with, they'll most likely need to "sell the dream" to senior management - or perhaps to you! After all your innovative thinking exercises are finished, you could well have a large number of ideas.