Gator Breaks

What’s with the Gator? “Gatorbrain” is our shorthand for creativity-inhibiting thought patterns. Innovation cannot breathe when the gatorbrains of an organization drag it under the water and thrash the creative impulse to death. Fortunately, with vigilance, we can manage the gatorbrain impulse. These gator breaks will help you nurture the early creative thoughts, which are the source of all innovation.

Gator Breaks


Gator Breaks – Full Set

Download the full set of Gator Breaks. Use this set as visual reminders to put aside your fear-based thinking and be more creative!

Don't Be a Gator!

Learn what it means to be a Gator Brain and how to prevent it.

It's OK to Make Misteaks

If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not making any discoveries.

Open Your Mind to New Ideas!

Remember to be open-minded about new ideas rather than immediately killing them.

Evaluate All New Options

When you are evaluating new ideas use POINt.

Be an Innovation Leader

Model the creative behavior you want people to exhibit.

Phrase Problems as Questions!

To get closer to solutions, phrase problems as questions.

Act like a GrowING Up!

Failure is just an opportunity to gain wisdom when you resolve to never stop learning.

How to Connect to New Ideas

When you’re looking for new ideas and get stuck, learn how to connect to new ideas.

Choose Your Reaction

Learn lessons in human interaction from a concentration camp survivor.

Quantity Yields Quality!

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

Manage Your Thinking

Here’s how to decrease your stress and increase your innovation.

Create Your Own Story

Learn how to shape your attitude and behaviors.

4 Rules for Creative Thinking

Follow these simple rules to generate innovative solutions.

Ready to Make a Change?

Whether you want to start with a small training workshop or discuss more widespread systematic culture change, give us a call. We will tailor a solution to fit your exact needs.

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