Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dilbert on Creativity

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For Managers: 10 things NOT to say in the new millennium workplace

Are you or your managers looking for ways to engage people in the workplace?  Do you want more creativity on the job day-to-day, are you seeking fresh ideas and new decisions? Businessweek ran a post that might interest you called … Continue reading

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Qualities of Creative Individuals – care to do a self-assessment?

Here’s an oldie and goodie. This list of characteristics is excerpted from “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention”  by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, 1996, who is a noted researcher on happiness and creativity. Creativity assessment:  You can use his … Continue reading

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Original Thinkers: What qualities? Dr. Mark Batey, Manchester Business School

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Why do people write books? What’s next?

Excuse me for grappling with this dilemma.  Just re-saw this clip for Google chrome.  If this is how people are communicating, then why are people still writing books or ebooks? Especially when people expect to get information online for free? … Continue reading

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A 2-minute online interactive creativity exercise

Here’s a creativity exercise for you that’s fun and has a purpose. It may also give your creativity a boost. Fun: Click Draw a Stickman link for two minutes of interactive fun. Purpose: In what ways did the Draw a … Continue reading

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Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek

Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek. Companies that encourage and support open communications outperform their peers, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board Nearly half of executive teams lack the information they need to manage effectively because … Continue reading

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500 years of transition – in less than 3 minutes

Philip Scott Johnson‘s “500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art” traces how representations of women have changed throughout art’s history. Watch as Johnson delicately weaves together famous portraits to show what traits and characterisitcs of the female figure have … Continue reading

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The New Creativity

 Singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey is a patron saint of the new creativity. Not the old one where people said they needed to be in the depth of despair, high on drugs or drunk to oblivion to get new ideas. “When I’m … Continue reading

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Script to sell your boss new ideas

Jordan used the quick checklist for creative ideas.  The new idea arrived.  Another call came through. “Marci, thanks, I got it.  Now how do I sell it to my boss?  Can you remind me?” “Jordan, your learning and retention style … Continue reading

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