Cleveland, OH, July 29, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Creative-thinking and problem-solving authority Dan Coleman, of Excelsior LearningTM (www.excelsior-learning.com), and author of Bursts of Fresh-Squeezed IdeasTM, teaches companies to ignite innovative business solutions across their organization by applying creative-thinking tools and techniques to their challenges and goals. Companies using Mr. Coleman’s creative-thinking and problem-solving strategies report positive results.
“Dan’s creative-thinking methods work,” says Mark Savan, President, Simonton Windows. “They’ve allowed my company to bring a defined process and set of tools to what was previously an undefined and inefficient method.”
An authority on igniting innovative business solutions, Coleman systematically applies creative-thinking, problem-solving and negotiation skills, tools, and techniques. He has also educated thousands of people on how to effectively use these tools. He believes, “most everyone can be taught to think more creatively. Training the most productive associates, those who know the business and are willing to learn new skills, tools and techniques, is a highly productive, cost-effective way to quickly infuse and build more creative thinking and innovation into an organization.”
Using his thoroughly researched and tested creative-thinking process and skills model, as described in his book Bursts of Fresh-Squeezed Ideas,TM Coleman helps associates develop their cognitive and versatility skills, while sparking them to take action. Organization-specific challenges and goals are explored, applying an array of divergent and convergent creative-thinking tools and techniques through a variety of imaginative and thought-provoking exercises. Individuals and teams learn to rain ideas, make new connections, and strengthen their most promising solutions. Fine-tuning the solution and developing plans to prototype, test, and implement it, complete the process.
Coleman is currently teaching business development and sourcing teams strategies for using creative-thinking and problem-solving skills, tools, and techniques in their negotiation processes. By using a creative-thinking approach in negotiations, individuals and teams identify a variety of concrete and practical ways to add value, and “grow the pie” for both parties.
“Our strategic account managers,” says Brian Grenfell, VP Strategic Accounts at Moen, “are more skilled negotiators … are more disciplined in their planning, and are well prepared for their negotiations. [Dan’s] focus on preparation has contributed to the improved proﬁtability of our agreements.”
Anish Lalla, Director of Global Sourcing at Barnes Distribution shares, “Our global sourcing managers have been very successful negotiating more profitable agreements with our suppliers.” Excelsior LearningTM and Barnes Distribution will publish their findings on creative thinking and negotiation later this year.
Coleman contends that organizations should concentrate on their most productive associates. Organizations that identify and enable these associates to further develop their strengths, talents, and proficiencies will help foster and unleash natural creativity—igniting innovative business solutions across the organization.
For more information about Excelsior Learning’s programs, Dan Coleman, or to purchase a copy of Bursts of Fresh-Squeezed IdeasTM, visit www.excelsior-learning.com. Excelsior LearningTM its logo, and Bursts of Fresh-Squeezed Ideasä book and workshops are trademarks of Excelsior LearningTM in the United States.
About Excelsior LearningTM
Excelsior LearningTM, founded by Dan Coleman, is an innovative training company specializing in creative-thinking, problem-solving, negotiation, and team-building skills. Known for being highly energizing, interactive, and fast-paced, Excelsior LearningTM training programs challenge associates and teams with real-world problems, opportunities, and practical applications to help them generate novel and feasible solutions.
About Dan Coleman
Dan Coleman, President of Excelsior LearningTM, has trained thousands of people in creative-thinking, problem-solving, negotiation, and team-building skills. Dan is consistently praised as an energizing speaker and trainer who brings fresh content, practical tools and techniques, and leading-edge learning methods to deliver education that inspires. He is a leading authority on how to systematically use creative thinking, problem-solving and negotiation skills, tools, and techniques to ignite innovative business solutions. Mr. Coleman recently published Bursts of Fresh-Squeezed IdeasTM as a guidebook of creative-thinking tools and techniques to generate ideas, solve problems, and develop opportunities (Chautauqua Press, Dewittville, New York, ISBN: 978-0-9814852-2-5, $37.95).