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Creativity essential for working through crisis and employee engagement

There’s proof (aka research) that supports creativity as a positive influencer on employee engagement. Researcher Dr. Mark Batey of the Manchester Business School says creativity is definitely needed in working through crises (from People Management Blog, April 8, 2011 by … 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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Idea generating intelligence lacking…study

Smartstorming, another creativity consulting firm, released study findings showing their network of contacts are unfamiliar with techniques used for idea generating. InnovationTools author Chuck Frey reports on in like this: Respondents agreed with the idea that “knowing and using different … Continue reading

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Flow, creativity is affected by how you feel

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

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Whoever said experimentation couldn’t be fun?

Oh the fun of inventing! Watch what happens when a group tries out their invention of the world largest skateboard on for size. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone who did their best, and failed, laughed at what happened and … 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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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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Breaking habits – Thomas Jefferson’s example

Habits take an effort to overcome, and when they are, they can influence the future. Scientists at the United States Library of Congress have revealed the moment when Thomas Jefferson altered the Declaration of Independence to set the course of … 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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Grokking in fullness: the new empathy

As more and more people are experiencing dramatic shifts in their lives and businesses, and among friends, colleagues, family, I’m quick to respond using the phrase “I grok you in fullness” meaning, “I got it”, when they tell me or … Continue reading

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