Tag Archives: Psychology

For Managers: 10 things NOT to say in the new millennium workplace

Are you or your managers looking for ways to engage people in the workplace?  Do you want more creativity on the job day-to-day, are you seeking fresh ideas and new decisions? Businessweek ran a post that might interest you called … Continue reading

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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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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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Six things you can do when your boss says, “be creative”

“We need new ideas Jordan, get creative,” boss says. “Sure thing,” Jordan says, meaning WTF, why now, OMG! Jordan calls in a panic. “What can I do Marci?” “Breathe,” I said.  “Take a look at the checklist from our session, … Continue reading

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A Creativity Pill?

“It’s easy to be lured by the promises of a smart pill that could help us not only think more clearly and access more memory, but feel good about ourselves, be tireless and endlessly confident. And creative.” writes Douglas Eby … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about creativity?

Let’s face it, people use their creativity everyday, even you.  You create mash-ups, make new decisions, use your imagination, combine existing elements into new patterns and relationships and more, and not necessarily because you want to. As conditions continue to … Continue reading

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Are older folk getting in the way of our younger leaders? FourSight insights

United Way Toronto has a CITY Leader program which provides young adults with the practical knowledge and tools to become effective leaders, navigators and connectors in Toronto’s non-profit communities. Last weekend I helped them to get to know how to … Continue reading

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Mindsets for enhanced creativity

When engaging your creativity deliberately there’s a general rule of thumb: It’s not about finding the right answer, it’s about exploring the unknown to arrive at new ones. The journey can be chaotic for sure, so here are a few … Continue reading

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Creativity. What’s it all about?

Creativity is good, does that mean that non-creativity is bad?  When is it appropriate to use new ideas and new decisions and when is it best to stay with the same-old, same-old?  Have you answered those questions for yourself yet? … Continue reading

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