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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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New York Times

Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity
New York Times
A 2007 report commissioned by the Hong Kong Design Center said the city's traditional role as a commercial intermediary was a barrier to fostering creativity and innovation. In 2009, the government established CreateHK, an office dedicated to ...

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Creativity can be sparked on the clock
Appleton Post Crescent
Do you think those might require some creative thinking? From jimmy-rigging the side mirror to your car with tape and a shoestring to scratching your back with a rake or even using the leftovers in your fridge to make a delicious soup, it all takes ...

Swenson has helped students of all ages unleash creativity
Mason City Globe Gazette
"I just enjoyed watching students develop their skills and discover how creative they could be," he said. Swenson didn't give up teaching after taking early retirement. He began teaching at Waldorf College in the fall of 2012. He currently is teaching ...

The Daily Star

Robots face new creativity test
The Daily Star
"For the test, the artificial agent passes if it develops a creative artefact from a subset of artistic genres deemed to require human-level intelligence and the artefact meets certain creative constraints given by a human evaluator," explained Prof Riedl.
Artificial intelligence Test Would Have Robots Make Paintings and Stories to ...Headlines & Global News
New artificial intelligence test proposed by US professorBeta Wired
Robots face new challenge to prove their artificial intelligenceOne News Page

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The WSU Sign Post

Ogden celebrates eight years of nurturing creativity
The WSU Sign Post
The foundation has brought many creative projects to the streets of Ogden, including its locally famous street piano project and the more recent No Regrets Box. “It was a 4-by-4-foot box,” Jackson said. “People could put in the things that they ...

Woven together: QC Basketry Guild fosters community and creativity
Quad-Cities Online
She says they all are willing to expand each other's creativity and weaving skills. “It's about the people; that's what makes or breaks a guild,” Ms. Tucker says. “I can weave in my living room. I can weave in my yard. I belong to the guild because of ...

Study: Right-Brain/Left-Brain is a Myth, Creativity Exists in Both Hemispheres
Big Think
A new study out of India has reportedly succeeded in deconstructing the neural processes that lead to creativity. In doing so, the team of neuroscientists at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences has also dispelled myths related to ...
Creativity flows from left brain tooTimes of India

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12000 Steps to Being More Creative at Work
Many of us are under a ton of pressure to be creative—to think of new product ideas or original sales pitches, develop new building methods, or even design cities. The problem is we don't really have concrete methods to help us. Platitudes such as ...

New Statesman

Creativity is the key to education, so why aren't we pursuing it?
New Statesman
Creativity in schools isn't just restricted to the teaching of "creative" subjects; art, English etc. In fact even that definition of what subjects are creative is a misstatement of what creativity can mean. Sir Ken Robinson, the go to man on issues of ...

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Creativity not just for creative types, KU business students learn
Lawrence Journal World
But creativity is really problem-solving, she said, and that's the key to success in today's ever-changing and increasingly competitive business market. “To develop great, innovative products or services, you have to be creative,” Maude said. Maude ...

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