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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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Fox Business

Using Creativity to Build and Improve Your Business
Fox Business
As Bill Moyer says, “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” As an artist turned entrepreneur, I know that creativity has helped me find the marvelous, the innovative and the unconventional. I'm intrigued by other creatives in ...

Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: David Spurk uses creativity in leading Petal Pushers
Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
In a state commissioned report titled “Realizing the Economic Opportunity of Creativity in Mississippi,” it was noted, “Mississippi's creative people, companies, and institutions, past and present, are a vital part of what defines the state. Their ...

Huffington Post

The Creative Gifts of ADHD
Huffington Post
In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking, high energy ...

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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 ...

Center for Research on Globalization

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) is Actually Correlated with ...
Center for Research on Globalization
Research … has supported the notion that under certain conditions, people with ADHD characteristics are more likely to reach higher levels of creative thought and achievement than people without ADHD (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here ...

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Letter: Krug champions consistency, creativity, diversity in WW-P schools
The Times, Trenton -
I fully support Dana Krug's re-election to the West Windsor Plainsboro school board as a representative of the interests of children and parents from our community. As an active resident, Ms. Krug donated her time and talents, not only to Community ...

The Oregonian -

Steve Rudman led Home Forward with creativity, compassion and 'good hair ...
The Oregonian -
"For someone who was in the bowels of bureaucracy for so long, he has been so creative and persistent," said former Portland city commissioner and housing advocate Gretchen Kafoury, speaking in taped remarks. Still, some problems persist. Rudman led ...

Amputee's creative Halloween costumes: Paralympic racer Josh Sundquist turns ...
With only one leg and a great personality, paralympic ski racer Josh Sundquist has taken his disability and turned it into inspiration for some incredibly creative Halloween costumes. Video: Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer who had a leg ...

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Combining creativity and innovation
The Star Online
Advocating the importance of innovation, the professor at IAE Aix-en-Provence, University of Aix-Marseille, says: “Innovation is not creativity and vice-versa. Creativity involves the generation of new ideas, whereas innovation is how a company or an ...

Business Insider

This Lost Asimov Essay Found After 55 Years Contains 7 Great Ideas For Creativity
Business Insider
A friend of the brilliant writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov has stumbled upon one of the professor's lost essays in a bundle of old files. Scientist Arthur Obermayer said he came across the forgotten work, entitled "How Do People Get New Ideas ...

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