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The Da Vinci Approach

Generating powerful ideas is like creating a masterpiece. It takes passion, experience, and commitment to truly create something great.

This is the premise behind Brainstorming with Da Vinci.

The Da Vinci approach combines proven brainstorming best practices with different creative celebrities. The approach draws inspiration from a wide array of artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Amy Poehler, Daniel Day-Lewis, Eric Clapton, and Lady Gaga to name a few.

The Da Vinci Approach is fun to learn and easy to remember!

5 Steps to Actionable Ideas

The Da Vinci approach includes five steps designed to maximize team participation and creativity to generate actionable ideas.

Step 1: Preparation

Preparation is crucial in running a successful brainstorming session. Methods guide you through architecting a session including setting a measurable goal, choreographing participation, and session logistics.

Step 2: Inspiration

Inspiration is key to unlocking your team’s creativity. Methods are designed to get participants energized and think from different perspectives to achieve the session goal.

Step 3: Generate Many Ideas

This step is about convergent thinking and generating as many ideas as possible that can achieve the session goal. Methods are designed to engage all participants in generating ideas, shake up their thinking, and build on each other’s ideas.

Step 4: Build Out Ideas

This step takes ideas generated in step three and the team builds them out into deeper, more robust ideas. Methods prompt the team to layer in complexity to test ideas to ensure they are actionable.

Step 5: Prioritize Ideas

The final step is to take ideas and create an idea roadmap for implementation. Methods guide to think about benefits and challenges for each idea, and prioritize each idea based on complexity.

Proven Methods that Inspire

Brainstorming with Da Vinci methods help you architect a session to focus your team, inspire them, elevate their thinking to the next level, and if need be, shake it up a bit.

The following are few methods. Click to read the back of the card.

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The Ultimate Guide to Leading a Successful Brainstorming Session

The Da Vinci approach is built for when you must lead a session—and want it to be insightful, productive, and hopefully engaging in the process. The book guides you in how to set up a session to focus your team, inspire them, elevate their thinking to the next level, and if need be, shake it up a bit.