Creativity Information

Find the Artist Within


Can anyone be an artist? People admiring my work often say, "I could never do that!" I say, "Yes, you can!" Eight years ago, during a very difficult time in my career in finance (Downsizings, layoffs - let's not talk about it, OK?), my company sent me to a development workshop for female executives. I came out of a particularly thought-provoking discussion group and penned the following very prophetic free verse.

Why Do We Need Creativity?


Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.

7 Techniques to Supercharge your Creativity and Solve your Problems


Do you ever encounter problems, challenges or obstacles in your business? If you answered 'no,' then you can stop reading and continue to rake in the fortune you must be making. For the rest of us, the answer of course is 'yes.

Telling It Like It Is (Or Can Be)


When you hear, "tell me a story," does your mind suddenly go blank? Don't panic. The good news is, you're already a natural storyteller! Surprised? You shouldn't be.

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work


As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Unlock Your Creative Secret Weapon


It seems like this week a ton of people have been asking me how they can become more creative. I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.

20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High


When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so thatwe don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget someof the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quicklyand easily to bring our inspiration back and increase ourcreativity.

Break An Egg For Creativity


In 1420, the dignitaries of Florence held a competition.They offered the enormous prize of 200 gold florins to the architect whose genius could span the unfinished dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Top Ten Ways To Jump-Start Your Creativity


1 - Take A Tour of the Great OutdoorsConsider a hike in the mountains, a stroll beside the river, a run along the beach, a jog through the park or a walk around the city.2 - Soak Up Your Surroundings like a New SpongeOpen your mind to the unknown and grasp the little details often overlooked in every day life.

Creativity And You


95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

Riches Through Creative Thinking!


When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.

3 Clever Creative Strategies!


I've got a confession to make..

Rejuvenate & Re-Fuel Your Inner Drive


I believe that as solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives we all need a pat on the back. Give yourself commendation.

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!


Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever we set even a small goal and commit to accomplish it.

Three Ways Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity and Your Business


I have a friend who has struggled with her creativity for a long time. She's extremely uncomfortable thinking of herself as "creative.

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Forbes

The Rise Of Creativity As A Key Quality In Modern Leadership
Forbes
To speak of a creative leader, or manager, is for some a paradox: creativity is chaotic and unrestrained while leadership is orderly and controlling, and setting the two together makes for an uneasy, potentially volatile combination. It was not always ...



AdAge.com

Droga5 Is Creativity's 2015 Agency of the Year
AdAge.com
Droga5 New York has drummed up plenty of noise for daring clients -- from Jay-Z to Marc Ecko to the New Museum. But what happened when it needed to shine light on what Chief Creative Officer Ted Royer described as "that lumpy box on the shelf you grab ...



The Conversation AU

We need creative teaching to teach creativity
The Conversation AU
Whether or not creativity can be taught is still a contested question, though it really shouldn't be. The evidence is well and truly in on this question. The idea that creativity cannot be taught is based…



MyCentralJersey.com

Drum circle offers creativity, relaxation
MyCentralJersey.com
WARREN – A newly-established drumming circle met for the first time in early January at the Trinity United Church to engage in an ancient art that promises relaxation, creativity and an opportunity to find one's inner rhythm. Despite the arctic ...



Mad In America

From Surviving to Thriving: Unleashing Creativity
Mad In America
From Surviving to Thriving: Unleashing Creativity. There were days that I'd wake up and all I could do was cry for no particular reason, just another miserable day of withdrawal. However, the idea of taking photos would get me out of the house ...



NPR

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness
NPR
There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Michelle Duguid, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, tells NPR's Arun Rath that, intuitively, that assumption makes ...

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Phys.Org

Collectivism Ruins Creativity
Science 2.0
They speculated that where a country falls on the individualism vs. collectivism continuum would affect the creative juices that might be "permitted" to flow from members of a particular culture. "Brainstorming is often used as a proxy for creativity ...
How creative are you? Study shows culture impacts creativityPhys.Org
Creativity depends on where you are fromDaijiworld.com
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Bleacher Report

Seahawks' Offensive Creativity Poses Tough Challenge for Patriots in Super Bowl
Bleacher Report
Last season the Seattle Seahawks became the youngest team to ever lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Entering that game against the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks were the second-youngest team to ever appear in a Super Bowl. A lack of experience affects ...
Props to the creativity of these Super Bowl betsChicago Tribune (blog)
Seahawks Michael Bennett talks Texas A&M at Super Bowl XLIX Media DayDallas Morning News (blog)
Super Bowl Media Day: Quote RoundupCBS Local
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Victoria Advocate

Celebrate diversity, creativity with The Core Ensemble
Victoria Advocate
Although W.E.B. Dubois's work, "The Souls of Black Folk," published in 1903, is considered to be the beginning roots of this great creative period, the Harlem Renaissance generally describes the era between the two world wars. Itj describes the ...

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We need creative teaching to teach creativity – Dallas J. Baker
The Malaysian Insider
Whether or not creativity can be taught is still a contested question, though it really shouldn't be. The evidence is well and truly in on this question. The idea that creativity cannot be taught is based on two misunderstandings: a misunderstanding of ...

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