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Fostering creativity – a ppt from Tudor Rickards

Here’s an intro ppt to creativity from one of the giants in the field –  Tudor Rickards.  It’s a good reference for creativity professionals to view as a basic understanding of research in the field. Rickards is an author on … Continue reading

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Did You Know…why creativity is important for leaders and managers

Organizations that win/create the future are rebels and subversives. They break rules, they cheat. (Gary Hamel, Competing for the Future, 1994). They use creative thinking processes and behaviors to invent exciting futures that are not extrapolations from the past. These … Continue reading

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Do incentives work to motivate creativity? Dan Pink says no.

Are you a manager or leader for innovation? Pay heed. The world of working is changing in another brand new way. Dan Pink provides researched evidence that shows incentives demotivate rather than encourage new thinking. So, how might you engage … Continue reading

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Images on the rise…shape of reporting and policies to come?

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

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Worker’s creativity valuable to economy: research from Martin Prosperity Institute

For years we’ve been doing our best to show how creativity is important to people’s businesses and lives.  Wouldn’t you know that it takes economists to do this? The Martin Prosperity Institute, including Roger Martin and Richard Florida, is doing … Continue reading

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Authentic Workplaces for Creativity

Is your workplace authentically creative?  How can you tell? People ask why organizations resist creativity and I’m thinking it’s because they don’t know how to embrace it. Many people in organizations are unaware of the behaviours, actions, and leadership required … 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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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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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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