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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This morning’s breakfast reading, wondering what it all means for the future of creativity. (Innovation needs creativity = new ideas and new decisions.) Morning questions: What does National success mean? Does happiness or satisfaction factor in to these rankings? What … Continue reading
Kudos: Ontario Government influences citizens to use passion as a base for practical creative thinking (under the radar)
The creative thinking two-step: Expand: generate options (lots of new ideas) Contract: select the best that is new and relevant (make a new decision) Sir Ken Robinson and others recommend shifts in education to teach children how to think creatively. … Continue reading
Sometimes what always works doesn’t work anymore. Know what I mean? You go about your day-to-day activities quite successfully, then boom, nothing. Nada. Even the most simple of solutions elude you. What to do? There’s help! Instead of asking: What’s … 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
When new questions are asked, new solutions often result because what hadn’t been thought of becomes the focus of attention. Challenging assumptions to ask new questions is one of many techniques used to crack open new thinking. An easy way … Continue reading
Leading creativity researcher Mihalyi Cziksentmihalyi presents an explanation of how people feel when they are being creative. He talks about the flow experience – when no attention is given to anything but the task one is involved in. Satisfaction is … Continue reading
Many creative processes are represented in simple ways (see Which Creative Problem Solving Model do you use). This map by Viruscomix shows more of the life inside the experience, including the self-doubt, the rework, the critics, etc. To see a … Continue reading