Monthly Archives: May 2010

Repeat after me: I am competent, capable and open to learn

As a Creativity Professional I’ve been working with teams, people and entire organizations freeing thinking to create new futures for over 20 years. Many times the doors to collaboration open through understanding and appreciating personality styles. Let’s face it. Sometimes … Continue reading

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When leading innovation, does the male/female ratio count?

I’m not sure, though it’s likely. It’s a question I’ll be putting forward at the International Society for Professionals in Innovation (ISPIM.org) conference in Bilbao, Spain in a few days. Here’s the story. We developed a program called Passport to … Continue reading

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Grokking in fullness: the new empathy

As more and more people are experiencing dramatic shifts in their lives and businesses, and among friends, colleagues, family, I’m quick to respond using the phrase “I grok you in fullness” meaning, “I got it”, when they tell me or … Continue reading

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You are brilliant and the earth is hiring. Inspiration from Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is a renowned entrepreneur, visionary environmental activist, and author of many books, most recently Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. The text below, well worth … Continue reading

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What does creativity mean to you, your boss, your clients?

The chart below, drawn from research done by the American Association of School Administrators and Americans for the Arts, shows the difference between how employers and school superintendents interpret what creativity means. How do you understand creativity?  Is it the … Continue reading

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Creativity Master’s Programs in Malta, Do Creativity Professionals need Credentials? 

The Edward Debono Institute at the University of Malta grants a Master of Creativity and Innovation and a Master of Science in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation. A close look at their curricula shows the programs look just about the … Continue reading

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Apple overtakes Microsoft. What’s next, eh?

Article from Reuters It was bound to happen.  For lots of reasons.  Here’s a question, or two. Who or what is the next Goliath to fall? Who or what is the next David? What innovation will occur that shifts our … Continue reading

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Learn Futures thinking – free course from World Future Society

As interest in creativity and innovation is on the rise, so is futures thinking.  The World Future Society offers a free email course on the fundamentals ‘foresight’ that will introduce you the discipline futurists use.  It’s about 10 sessions in … Continue reading

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Organizations don’t need creative leaders, they need ways to channel creativity

Innosight Venture’s Scott Anthony comments on the recent IBM CEO study in a Harvard Business Review blog post, “Are You Tapping Your Creativity Capacity?” He says it’s not about the leader’s creativity, it’s about the organizational support for creativity, creative … Continue reading

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More people quitting: job engagement cited

Half of people surveyed in a 2009 US study say they are dissatisfied with their work. More are quitting their jobs than expected.  The recession staved that off for awhile, still workers are leaving because of their dissatisfaction, and not … Continue reading

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