I think this is a good article listing the process of problem solving creative projects.
I love the Einstein quote - it resonates with me! He said: “If I had 1 hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem, and 5 minutes solving it.”
Leaders will help the creative problem solving process if they can encourage their team to come up with multiple ways of framing the problem. This will provide a springboard for a wider information search and will increase the likelihood of having more novel solutions.