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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Scranton Times-Tribune

3D printing spurs creativity, entreprenuerism
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Charlotte Observer

Charlotte mixologist pours creativity into craft cocktails
Charlotte Observer
Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton describes the head mixologist at its new 15th-floor lounge as “a multi-award-winning cocktail artisan.” But Bob Peters – a college dropout who started his career as a busboy almost two decades ago – has more of a layman's view ...



Pensacola News Journal

Creativity flows at Gulf Breeze arts fest
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Gene Fussell makes banks using antique post office box doors. Michael Dremaline crafts ornate patterned bowls from hundreds of pieces of exotic wood. Georgie Lehoop paints with drumsticks. All three artists, along with many others, are featured this ...



KEVN Black Hills Fox

Annual LEGO Contest brings out creativity in all ages
KEVN Black Hills Fox
The creative minds of kids of all ages were put to the test Saturday morning for the 11th annual Lead Deadwood Art Center's LEGO Contest. The LEGO sculptures were designed at home and then entered into the contest this morning. Each sculpture was ...



Mason City Globe Gazette

Osage fifth graders show creativity at project fair
Mason City Globe Gazette
OSAGE | Osage Middle School students got their chance to shine at the annual Fifth Grade Project Fair held recently in the middle school gymnasium. More than 60 student projects including a display on Legos, Sue the Dinosaur and Nikola Tesla packed the ...



The Star Online

Commercialising creativity
The Star Online
It's a constant battle for Innovation Guru Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing to make others understand and get into the the business of creativity. “I HAVE been fighting for 40 years to make people understand (creativity),” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing. “Creativity is ...



TED Radio Hour
NPR
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds. Latest Show · About · Guy Raz · Podcast · Contact · Visit TED.com · Twitter · Facebook.



DaVinci Institute honors state's creativity in higher education
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
The institute, which boasts a mission of promoting statewide creative renaissance through lectures, workshops, professional development, research and advocacy, was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit, statewide think tank. Annually, the institution ...



Mashable

Coding and creativity could conquer the digital divide
Mashable
The first panel of +SocialGood UK in London on Friday discusses ways to conquer the digital divide. Pictured from left to right: 'Mashable' UK editor Blathaid Healy, Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech, Brothers for All cofounder Robyn Scott, Lady Geek CEO ...



The Atlantic

When Fatigue Boosts Creativity
The Atlantic
That might sound far-fetched, but it meshes with other research showing that certain types of creativity flourish when the brain is foggy. A 2012 study (called, delightfully, “Uncorking the Muse”) found that people solved more creative problems when ...


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