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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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When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?
He traces the creative partnerships of all stripes — choreographer George Balanchine and ballerina Suzanne Farrell, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the literary friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the basketball rivalry of ...

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Stanford scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning
Stanford Report
Stanford scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning. Your body language can hint at your emotional state. Scientists in the Communication Department now find that observing subtle changes in your torso and head movements can predict ...

The Guardian

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes review – the creativity of violence
The Guardian
The false distinction between genre and literary novels is increasingly a matter of marketing rather than critical inquiry. John Banville can moonlight in crime as Benjamin Black; Jonathan Lethem uses aliens to explore humanity in Girl in Landscape ...

Creativity: The weird and wonderful art of animals
BBC News
Diamond concluded that bower building was a culturally transmitted creative process where each bird had his or her own individual tastes and preferences, and where each decision was made with intention and care. Bowerbirds, in other words, are animal ...

La. Tech's fashion merchandising and retail studies program blends creativity ...
Shreveport Times
Louisiana Tech fashion merchandising and retail studies alums are working in sales, marketing and creative management positions for some of the world's most recognized retailers including Victoria's Secret, Dillard's and Nordstrom's. “Some of our newer ...

Re-thinking creativity's role in education
Michigan Radio
One analyst in Kalamazoo says creativity is key when it comes to the future of one of our biggest industries: manufacturing. George Erickcek is a senior regional analyst with the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He says too many people in ...


Creativity Is Not Innovation (But You Need Both)
"Creativity" and "innovation" are two words that constantly get thrown around in brainstorming sessions, corporate meetings and company mission statements. There's no question that these values are highly prized in the fast-paced modern workplace, but ...

Parkinson's Could Enhance Creativity
Yahoo News
Researchers compared the creativity levels of 27 Parkinson's patients with 27 healthy people of the same education level and age. Participants were asked to interpret abstract pictures, answer questions aimed at provoking imagination (such as, "What ...

South Shore CVA earns creativity awards
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently earned two awards for its creativity. The group was recognized for the 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign and the Rube Goldberg Machine event video. Through the Hermes Creative ...

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Medical Daily

Can a Pill Increase Creativity?
Daily Beast
According to a new study, a link has been found between surges of creativity and the drug levodopa—but only in Parkinson's patients. Several doctors noticed that their patients receiving the synthetic dopamine-precursor pill were producing copious ...
Parkinson's Patients Taking Dopamine Drugs Find Creativity Surge, Generate ...Medical Daily

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