Tag Archives: creative thinking

What do futurists do and how to think like one

Last week I attended the World Future Society’s (WFS) 2010 conference in Boston, my fifth. I’ve been a member since the one in Toronto in 2006. It’s there that I first met Ray Kurzweil among other futurists. I remember not … 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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Sustaining the Human Spirit at the World Futures Conference

Off to the World Futures Conference in Boston for the next few days to learn and contribute to what’s happening in the future, this year’s theme: Sustainable Futures, Strategies and Technologies. Sparked by the notion that the future really depends … Continue reading

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In-flight toilet tax, vertical seats. More airline innovations.

In the old days checking in, going through security and boarding flights took less than an hour.  We could keep our shoes and belts on. We used real silverware during in-flight meals that were served at no extra cost beyond … Continue reading

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How a creativity conference closes tells all

A creativity conference Imagine spending a week learning how to create, innovate and lead change at a conference with others from all over the world.  You attend a grand opening session, whetting your appetite, inspiring you to consider new thinking … Continue reading

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Whose creativity is a priority at a creativity conference?

Conference Fran is at a waterfront hotel at a conference promising to show people how to create, innovate and lead change, one she’s attended annually for more than half of her life when spring reveals summer’s promise. Creativity and innovation … Continue reading

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Type and Creativity

There’s a difference in the way people approach getting new ideas and making new decisions. Creativity professionals use this information to facilitate new thinking. Some people get them from inside their heads, through reflection. Others, through interacting with the world … Continue reading

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Selling New Ideas – The Human Dimension

Have you seen the post Selling New Ideas – Getting Ready? It provides a list of questions and points to have ready in your presentation when it’s time to make the pitch. Pitches are interactive experiences where the idea giver … Continue reading

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Selling Creative Ideas – the Second Half of the Equation

New ideas and new decisions. You’ve made both.  Time to sell your idea to your boss, clients or other decision makers.  There’s a book to help you be a success in creating an exciting new future. Even though it seems … Continue reading

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A new six-level creative thinking outline for innovation

Context for Creativity and Innovation There are many different definitions of creativity: novelty that is useful is the one used by many Creativity Professionals. I like to take that understanding a little deeper to help clients appreciate that each person … Continue reading

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