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Why no one gives new ideas when asked… Dilbert strikes again.

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Dilbert on Creativity

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Qualities of Creative Individuals – care to do a self-assessment?

Here’s an oldie and goodie. This list of characteristics is excerpted from “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention”  by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, 1996, who is a noted researcher on happiness and creativity. Creativity assessment:  You can use his … Continue reading

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Original Thinkers: What qualities? Dr. Mark Batey, Manchester Business School

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Why do people write books? What’s next?

Excuse me for grappling with this dilemma.  Just re-saw this clip for Google chrome.  If this is how people are communicating, then why are people still writing books or ebooks? Especially when people expect to get information online for free? … Continue reading

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A 2-minute online interactive creativity exercise

Here’s a creativity exercise for you that’s fun and has a purpose. It may also give your creativity a boost. Fun: Click Draw a Stickman link for two minutes of interactive fun. Purpose: In what ways did the Draw a … Continue reading

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Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek

Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek. Companies that encourage and support open communications outperform their peers, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board Nearly half of executive teams lack the information they need to manage effectively because … Continue reading

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The New Creativity

 Singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey is a patron saint of the new creativity. Not the old one where people said they needed to be in the depth of despair, high on drugs or drunk to oblivion to get new ideas. “When I’m … Continue reading

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Future of Innovation 2011 — Special Report — Does Innovation Guarantee National Success? – CNBC

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

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Key to Creativity: Reduced latent inhibition

Creative inspiration is more likely to occur when people allow themselves to become vulnerable to the new ideas says Psychologist Dean Simonton, interviewed on CBC’s Ideas Program, the Idea of Genius. Creative ideas emerge when people can reduce their latent … Continue reading

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