Get other people's inputs in order to go beyond your thinking or perspective. Using models and examples of how things have been done well is a key principle of creating success. Accessing the wisdom of another (who is, indeed, wise, as opposed to just well-meaning and fairly informed) is another key.
directly from them. People tend to "enroll" themselves in contributing further to
the cause. It is used as a key strategy for career/job finding (See
Brainstorming - The "Green Light" (anything goes!) approach to generating
incredibly expanded perspectives and ideas.
Brian Tracy had used this every morning on whatever came up.
possibilities outside your normal mode of operation
If you use these, you'll be encouraged to "create outside the box":