Enjoy a great career and a great life in 2019!
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New Year, New Ideas, New You! New Year, New Ideas, New You!
Today we "ring in" the new year - and it's time to decide whether 2019 will be a shining new chapter in your career, or the same old story!

Start your year with a burst of creativity, with our new video, O'Connor's Seven Essential Innovation Questions. And explore a classic tool for generating new ideas with our article, Brainstorming.

If you want to boost your own skills for developing fresh and innovative solutions to problems, take our fun and informative quiz, How Creative Are You?

Finally, if you're serious about achieving personal and career goals, download a FREE copy of our Life Plan Workbook when you join the Mind Tools Club before January 10. You'll get rich skills development, and a powerful framework for planning a great life, in 2019 and beyond! Click here for more information!

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O'Connor's Seven Essential Innovation Questions Video: O'Connor's Seven Essential Innovation Questions

Watch this video to discover the key questions to ask to spark creative new ideas.

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Brainstorming Brainstorming

Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and get the most from this classic approach to problem solving.

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How Creative Are You? How Creative Are You?

Take this quiz to identify and develop areas where you could be more creative.

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Get a FREE 2019 Life Plan Workbook when you sign up to the Mind Tools Club before midnight PST, January 10.

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Practical Innovation
Practical Innovation

Find out how to build and support a culture of innovation and disciplined curiosity.

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The Charette Procedure
The Charette Procedure

Take your brainstorming to the next level when working with multiple stakeholders.

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Innovation to the Core
Innovation to the Core

In this Book Insight, explore how to make innovation part of your corporate culture.

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Seasonal Pressures at Work Seasonal Pressures at Work - Your Top Tips for Survival

We asked you how you cope with the demands of seasonal change. Mind Tools editor Matthew Hughes highlights some of your best responses.
A Final Note

The new year is traditionally a time for making resolutions to better ourselves and our careers. Make this the year when your dreams are fulfilled by developing a bold, innovative and creative mindset!

Next week, you can learn how to prepare for, and to get the most from, your appraisal. Also, watch our new video to find out how to develop personal accountability.

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