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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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