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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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Spark New Thinking: Top 20 forecasts 2011- 2025 from World Future Society

Want to spark new ideas for future planning?  Check these out – possible futures resulting from great thinking, trend analysis and imagination. You can use these forecasts to infuse your thinking with considerations beyond the normal for a good stretch. … Continue reading

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Are these powerful questions powerful for you?

While cleaning out file drawer today I found a non referenced handout from a conference a few years ago, Powerful Questions. According to the tiny description on the green sheet, the purpose of these questions is to stimulate new knowledge … 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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Cave drawings engage people in meetings – visual thinking

Want more creative thinking at your meetings?  Go tribal. Yes, not only are we moving towards using music to enliven meetings to create new ideas and new decisions, we are also returning to the wisdom our ancestors to use pictures … Continue reading

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What makes a good creativity professional?

Reading Roger Simon’s July 28, 2010 political column from Politico, “Journolist veers out of bounds” left me wondering. Simon wrote about the Journolist’s demise, saying it’s creator, Ezra Klein unleashed a Frankenstein when he created a listserv of political reporters, … 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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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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More people quitting: job engagement cited

Half of people surveyed in a 2009 US study say they are dissatisfied with their work. More are quitting their jobs than expected.  The recession staved that off for awhile, still workers are leaving because of their dissatisfaction, and not … Continue reading

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Fastcompany’s brainstorming advice, improved.

Fast Company’s Gina Trapani Worksmart columnist shows how to brainstorm for creative ideas in her recent post Work Smart: Techniques to Boost Creativity. Give yourself lots of room, she says, use mind maps and make sure you’ve got a good … Continue reading

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