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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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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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MINORITY RULES: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER TIPPING POINT FOR THE SPREAD OF IDEAS

physorg.com July 25, 2011 Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members … 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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Creativity Professionals: What’s our limit?

After viewing the clip below, I started to wonder if Creativity Professionals have a duty to influence clients’ decision making with regards to the new ideas they choose from which to create new futures. If creativity is about using new … Continue reading

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Elitism in Creative Class literature. Help or hinder creativity?

The Martin Prosperity Institute is redefining society into three classes: Creative, Service and Working.  This graphic shows their percentage representation in Toronto. Their classification does not support the notion that all people have creative ability or are creative. This troubles … Continue reading

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Want to inspire children’s creativity? Read this.

Culture shift time. When I was growing up creativity was considered bad manners unless it was in the arts or sciences.  That’s changed.  Now we want children to embrace their creativity and expect teachers to nurture students’ capacity to generate … Continue reading

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Innovation means different, not bigger. Charles Handy.

Charles Handy is a British author and social philosopher who spoke at a 2009 Drucker Centennial lecture. In this short cartoon, the Drucker Institute brought Handy’s words to life, illustrating the distinction between healthy growth and unchecked “growth for growth’s … Continue reading

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Why is Creativity Important? Here’s what cops say.

I recently re-found flip chart sheets of why creativity is important to cops from one of my presentations of Language and Leverage for Creative Thinking at the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College program in California. The Command … Continue reading

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