Monthly Archives: August 2010

Moving forward by saying goodbye. REM’s anthem.

While beginnings are often inspiring, fresh, full of possibility and potential, endings can be sad. Emotional investments for  comfort are cashed in, replaced with anxiety of the new. Creativity Professionals owe it to their clients to help build confidence in … Continue reading

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Brains, dopamine and gadgets: are faciliation and leadership practices changing?

Great insight into what’s happening to our wired techno-addicted brains from NPR’s program, Fresh Air, describing findings from New York Times technology and telecommunications reporter Matt Richtel. The findings triggered my thinking: is the dopamine squirt that accompanies the immediate … Continue reading

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Elitism in Creative Class literature. Help or hinder creativity?

The Martin Prosperity Institute is redefining society into three classes: Creative, Service and Working.  This graphic shows their percentage representation in Toronto. Their classification does not support the notion that all people have creative ability or are creative. This troubles … Continue reading

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Creativity 1 and Creativity 2

Creativity 1: It’s Always There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour “Each one of us is a blend of life and death. In the most literal sense, our … Continue reading

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Creativity Crisis in the US – a rebuttal

What a fresh perspective.  Just read Micheal Schrage’s Harvard Business Review blog post “Creativity Crisis, What Creativity Crisis” and absolutely adored his commentary.  You’ve got to read it for yourself.  New ideas and new decisions for creating exciting new futures … Continue reading

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Facilitating client creativity: who owns the results?

Here’s an example of a client creative process in action. In this clip a designer is meeting with the client group to achieve a desirable outcome.  Even though design as shown may not be your discipline, I’m wondering if you … Continue reading

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Want to inspire children’s creativity? Read this.

Culture shift time. When I was growing up creativity was considered bad manners unless it was in the arts or sciences.  That’s changed.  Now we want children to embrace their creativity and expect teachers to nurture students’ capacity to generate … Continue reading

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Going to London UK? Augmented reality app to time travel while you are there

Augmented reality is coming to a tube station near you. Imagine the ideation sessions you can have while on a tour of the city!  New ideas, new decisions – here’s proof of a doorway opening for exciting new futures. What … Continue reading

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Innovation means different, not bigger. Charles Handy.

Charles Handy is a British author and social philosopher who spoke at a 2009 Drucker Centennial lecture. In this short cartoon, the Drucker Institute brought Handy’s words to life, illustrating the distinction between healthy growth and unchecked “growth for growth’s … Continue reading

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Imagination and Innocence

Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. It’s your power to create mental pictures of things that don’t exist yet and that you want to bring into being. It’s the magic wand you use to shape your … Continue reading

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