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Mindsets for enhanced creativity

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

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Creativity Professionals: What’s our limit?

After viewing the clip below, I started to wonder if Creativity Professionals have a duty to influence clients’ decision making with regards to the new ideas they choose from which to create new futures. If creativity is about using new … 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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The Power of Storytelling to Sell New Ideas

These three videos all position plastic bags as living breathing organisms to make the point that people ought to be cautious around their use. Brilliant examples of using new ideas and making new decisions to influence other people’s thinking about … Continue reading

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Why is Creativity Important? Here’s what cops say.

I recently re-found flip chart sheets of why creativity is important to cops from one of my presentations of Language and Leverage for Creative Thinking at the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College program in California. The Command … Continue reading

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Fresh thinking on creative process: Honing Theory

What if creativity is perceived differently than process? What if creativity transforms the world in ways that reflect the particular worldview of the creator? “A worldview is an internal mental model of reality. It is not just a compendium of … Continue reading

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Creative and Philanthropic Team Building Activities: Ones that Give Back

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

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Leadership watchouts – cues for your self assessment

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

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Go with the flow – does it mean the same to everyone?

It’s common for Creativity Professionals to encourage clients to go with the flow to allow for new ideas and new decisions to emerge that will help create exciting new futures. And then I thought: What flow are you asking them … Continue reading

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Selling New Ideas – Getting ready

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

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