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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When engaging your creativity deliberately there’s a general rule of thumb: It’s not about finding the right answer, it’s about exploring the unknown to arrive at new ones. The journey can be chaotic for sure, so here are a few … Continue reading
Have you ever experienced jet lag? Jet lag occurs because your body’s cycle, it’s circadian rhythm, is thrown off course. You experience daylight and darkness at different times than what you are used to and this disrupts your natural times … Continue reading
Creativity is good, does that mean that non-creativity is bad? When is it appropriate to use new ideas and new decisions and when is it best to stay with the same-old, same-old? Have you answered those questions for yourself yet? … Continue reading
Einstein’s most often quote “imagination is more important than knowledge” is partially true. Both are important at different times as appropriate. Balance is good. I didn’t know what imagination was when growing up, I’d ask what it is and teachers … Continue reading
While cleaning out file drawer today I found a non referenced handout from a conference a few years ago, Powerful Questions. According to the tiny description on the green sheet, the purpose of these questions is to stimulate new knowledge … Continue reading
…or one very similar, writes Ellen Domb, founding editor of the TRIZ-Journal. “Creativity is finding that solution and modifying it to fit your circumstances.” “Don’t accept compromises,” she insists, “remove the source of the problem.” Ellen and I, as well … Continue reading
Wondering what you might do for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in 2011 and beyond? Here’s a great idea from Team Builders Plus. Philanthropic Team Building…Give & Get Even More Back in Return by Andy Kraus … Continue reading
If you feel like things are falling-apart rest assured that this state always precedes things-coming-together, and in a different and often better way. New ideas, new decisions, that’s what creativity is all about. Nile Gardiner, a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst … Continue reading
When I was learning about creativity 30 years ago divergent thinking was introduced through an exercise. First, Alex Osborn’s rules for brainstorming were introduced: Defer Judgment Quantity Breeds Quality Combine Ideas Freewheel (go for wild ideas) (Over the years I’ve … Continue reading