Hi, Marci Segal here. Welcome to my blog.
My purpose is to free people's thinking so they can create exciting new futures. I accomplish this through blogging, consulting, speaking and writing.
I'm a creativity professional, since 1984. My areas of expertise include creativity, innovation and psychological type with specific focus on people, methods, processes and environments that encourage openness to new ideas and new decisions.
I'm a graduate of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (MS in Creative Studies), have written books on creativity and personality type and have received numerous international awards.
In 2001, together with other Canadian creativity colleagues, I co-founded World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21 which is celebrated every year, now, in more than 40 countries. It's intention: To encourage and engage people all over the world to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too, without causing harm.
creativityland inc. is an innovation and creativity consulting and training company providing human dimensions of innovation and creative-thinking consulting services, training and products, methodology and related services, conference presentations and keynotes, as well as senior course designers, trainers, facilitators and consultants specializing in creative thinking and problem solving, innovation and personality styles.
Contact: marci at creativityland.net
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Monthly Archives: June 2010
Just saw this in the NY Times. Wonder, what your first, second and third top of mind thoughts are when you see this. After we’ve got 12 – 15 comments, I’ll share my thinking with you about why this is … Continue reading
This manifesto was read at the closing ceremony, with a reminder that it applies to us all. It’s author was a noted and revered researcher in creativity who developed an education method to integrate teaching creativity and course content simultaneously … Continue reading
Just off the phone with a colleague congratulating me for objectively reporting some aspects of my experience during the past week. Other emails, tweets and Facebook messages are saying the same thing. “It’s one of things I do well,” I … Continue reading
A creativity conference Imagine spending a week learning how to create, innovate and lead change at a conference with others from all over the world. You attend a grand opening session, whetting your appetite, inspiring you to consider new thinking … Continue reading
Conference Fran is at a waterfront hotel at a conference promising to show people how to create, innovate and lead change, one she’s attended annually for more than half of her life when spring reveals summer’s promise. Creativity and innovation … Continue reading
There’s a difference in the way people approach getting new ideas and making new decisions. Creativity professionals use this information to facilitate new thinking. Some people get them from inside their heads, through reflection. Others, through interacting with the world … Continue reading
Have you seen the post Selling New Ideas – Getting Ready? It provides a list of questions and points to have ready in your presentation when it’s time to make the pitch. Pitches are interactive experiences where the idea giver … Continue reading
It’s a myth that people aren’t open to new ideas. They are, as long as they can see the benefit of what you are proposing. Just because you see the value of the suggestion doesn’t mean others will if you … Continue reading
Powerpoint shows are no longer decks of data and words. Images are on the rise. Right brain engagement (images, gestalt) is surpassing left brain (written words, sequential) dominance. This is occurring in newspapers too. This clip from a recent Wired … Continue reading
Just back from the International Society for Professional Innovation Management Dynamics of Innovation conference in Bilbao, Spain. Its purpose: to support professionals who are influencing changes in business and government through open innovation and collaboration: external, implementation, networks, customers, management, … Continue reading