Try This If the boardroom brainstorm has slowed to a light drizzle, try this two-phase mind jogger. In part one, someone offers a solution to a problem: “To stay warm, close the door.” The second person repeats the suggestion and adds a qualifier, using the conjunction “but.” “We could close the door, but we'll get too hot,” for example. Continue taking turns for a set time period. For part two, do the same thing, but use the conjunction “and.” “We can close the door, and open a window.” ...

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