Creativity Information

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 Outdoors Consider 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 Sponge Open 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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The Creativity Quotient  ATD

When you integrate curiosity, improvisation, and intuition into your leadership practice, you develop your creativity quotient.


6 Of The Best Books On Creativity To Inspire Your Art  Book Riot

The best books on creativity inspire creative thinking to get you started. Check them out and then go and create something!


Over 2 million people have taken LinkedIn's most popular online course—here's the skill they're learning  CNBC

In January, LinkedIn analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019. They found that ...


In Chicago, Science and Industry Also Means Art and Creativity  Next City

In 1970, Black Aesthetics, a group of community artists and residents from Hyde Park, located on Chicago's South Side, approached the Museum of Science and ...


BUSINESS ROUNDUP: Creativity is king at Harold's Doughnuts  Columbia Missourian

The creative minds at Harold's Doughnuts have all the more time to perfect their craft doughnuts since the business decided to not be open Mondays.


Managers who listen boost staff creativity, study says  Medical Xpress

Managers who listen attentively could boost their team members' creativity, suggests a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King's Business ...


Mood Boards Can Help Unlock Creativity—Here’s How to Make Your Own  Artsy

A mood board can be a low-stakes creative project that requires little time and few supplies. It can help you start a new project or deal with creative block.


Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival: Challenging Filmmakers to Innovate  Backstage

The Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival has found its niche in the heart of the Silicon Valley, downtown San Jose specifically. With a focus on innovation in film ...


Sex and creativity is still a no go in New Malaysia. Here's why.  Mashable SE Asia

On May 9, 2018, Malaysians elected a new government for the first time in their history. The 62 years of Barisan Nasional's reign ended when Pakatan Harapan ...


Corporate Punk boss on how creativity and culture is what sets us apart  Manchester Evening News

Armed only with oodles of experience and the urge to drive change, Lewis founded the consultancy alone.


Let's Talk: SVA Alumni Affairs' Latest Panel Focuses on LGBTQ Identity and Creativity  SVA Features

On Wednesday, February 27, Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity will assemble a group of five accomplished SVA alumni, from a range of disciplines and ...


The Cognitive Balancing Act of Creativity  Psychology Today

A new study suggests that creativity means soaring while we're still attached to the ground.


Harnessing Malaysian creativity to rebuild the lives of Lombok earthquake survivors  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Art possesses the power to change more than just the cultural landscape. It can also spark action that helps rebuild lives and shape ...


Pushing the boundaries of creativity in fresh produce  FreshPlaza.com

These days image is everything in the *fresh* produce industry, as consumers become more brand conscious and aware of what they are eating and where the ...


Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity  Big Think

Suppose you forgot it was your partner's birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It's late at night and no florists ...


These are the negative things about creativity  Fast Company

Suppose you forgot it was your partner's birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It's late at night and no florists ...


Juried Art Exhibition showcases Black creativity in Chicago  Rolling Out

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition is on display through Feb. 24, 2019, at the Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibition showcases over 100 ...


How changing the PISA test could change how kids learn  Quartz

Andreas Schleicher is a German data scientist—tall and precise with a grey mustache and a steely gaze. The head of the education division at the Organisation ...


Chain Moving Creativity  Revenge of the Birds

At Houston, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury was a chain moving wizard. When one looks at the key offensive production stats—-QB completion % ...


How to Unlock Your Team's Creativity  HBR.org Daily

As a leadership coach, I never miss an opportunity to ask senior-level executives what they see as critical for people and organizations to succeed in today's ...


Five Ways To Increase Creativity And Innovation In Workshops And Meetings  Forbes

Facilitate meetings like you're conducting classical music when you need discipline and conducting a jazz ensemble when you need creativity and innovation.


Internet creativity is good for American jobs and the economy | TheHill  The Hill

Before musicians and writers often had to live in cities like New York or Los Angeles in order to make it.


Artists rule on islands of creativity  New Zealand Herald

Need to know: How to make the most of Waiheke Island's stunning Sculpture on the Gulf.


Photographer Deborah Groves' creativity keeps growing  Sunshine Coast Daily

PHOTOGRAPHER Deborah Groves has a new creative outlet that is growing on market-goers.


Why Do You Need Creativity?  Arizona Daily Register

Creativity is the skill that makes a normal specialist in which each company needs to have in their group. The process brings something from nothing, and what ...


Burritt on the Mountain wants to help you discover your creativity during their Folk School workshops  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Need a break after Spring Break? Join Burritt on the Mountain for a day of Folk School workshops. The next workshop dates are March 30 ...


The dawn of creativity  ecns

The world of advertising has come a long way since the days of Chinese sellers playing bamboo flutes to sell candies or companies creating pictorial calendars, ...


How schools suppress our kids’ creativity  Courier Mail

While Im relieved that my son is going back to university next week and starting afresh after a false start in 2018 the only thing I can be truly excited about is that ...


Becoming A CAS Organization: Entropy As The Doorway To Creativity  Forbes

One of the most difficult problems to solve is that of maintaining creativity as an organization scales. It is easier for things to go wrong.


Students use creativity to develop ads for Kelowna businesses  Kelowna Capital News

Aberdeen Hall Preparatory students are designing ads.


Duluth Children's Museum Gets Crazy for Creativity for Winter Break  FOX 21 Online

DULUTH, Minn.- Entertaining the kids during winter break can be challenging, but the Duluth Children's Museum has some programs to get your kids out.


Neuroscientist And Novelist Put Creativity Under A Microscope  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Is there a science of creativity, one that can answer that vexing question? That moment of creation, when something new happens — a new character, or a third ...


Super Bowl Stardom Requires an Endless Well of Creativity and an Understanding of What You’re Getting Yourself Into  Adweek

The Super Bowl is one of advertising's favorite holidays. And with all the teaser videos and images floating around and every other brand saying they will or ...


If mobile is the answer you are asking the wrong question  CampaignLive

Creativity is timeless and transformative. So why are we neglecting it when it comes to mobile?


Executive Coach Michael O. Cooper Delivers Innovation Address on Fostering Creativity  Interior Design

It's no secret that creativity is the key to continued innovation in the design industry. According to executive coach and Innovators + Influencers founder Michael ...


Opinion: Atlanta needs more spaces for play and creativity  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Two arts advocates say Atlanta and other cities must think of ways to provide more spaces for play and creativity to help families deal with toxic stress.


How Creativity Can Drive Real Change: IN2Summit MENA Speakers in Dubai this week discussed how combining  The Holmes Report

DUBAI — Combining creative communications with purpose can drive real change within business and society, according to speakers at the second Holmes ...


Spaces for sharing, spaces for creativity  The Nation

INTERNATIONAL co-working space firms are expanding their investment by opening up new spaces in Thailand, citing the strong demand from all types of ...


5 ways to channel your creativity this year  Popular Science

The start of a New Year is a good time to try something new. If you have always wanted to improve your photography or dreamed about working as a graphic ...


Sparking Creativity: What It Takes To Make Magic Happen  Forbes

In the first article of a new series, we explore creativity & innovation in business, digging into the how-to of making the magic happen. New products and ...


Review: The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think by Marcus du Sautoy — when a robot starts to think it's Rembrandt  The Times

Some bright spark in The Times's newsroom once demanded that I listen to six unidentified recordings of Bach's keyboard music. Except that one item wasn't ...


5 Short Podcasts to Boost Your Creativity and Success  Thrive Global

These podcasts will give you a quick burst of inspiration and brighten your day in 10 minutes or less.


Investing in creativity  NRF News

Jo Malone is an English “scent maverick” responsible for creating some of the world's most loved fragrances. After selling one extremely successful business to ...


How creativity can help us cultivate moral imagination  The Conversation AU

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley believed that we can exercise our moral imagination 'in the same manner as exercise strengthens a limb'. Here, then, are some ...


Beyond trends and talent: how to master the four laws of creativity for business success  YourStory.com

Consumption, imitation, creative communities, and iteration are the four laws of creative success, as explained in this insightful new book.


What’s Next – The Creative Spark conference is enabling conversations between youth and creative leaders to address wicked problems using creativity  YourStory.com

In today's world, a creative mindset is critical when it comes to complex problem solving. Organisations, irrespective of their size, are factoring in creativity into all ...


MSI's Black Creativity program celebrates African American innovation  WLS-TV

The Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating Black History Month in a creative fashion.


VIDEO | Creativity And The New Human Capital Equation  Fast Company

Tim Brown of IDEO, Francine Katsoudas of Cisco, Niels B. Christiansen of The Lego Group and C Vijayakumar of HCL join Stephanie Mehta in Davos for a ...


Montréal's Creativity and Winter Charm are in the Spotlight and Looking to Draw More Tourists  Canada NewsWire

The Government of Canada supports the 20th annual MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival MONTRÉAL, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Our government is committed to ...


Calvin & Hobbes, Marilyn and creativity  Springfield News-Leader

Previously in this space, we had some fun recalling an anecdote involving one of Marilyn vos Savant's long-ago columns and connecting it to one of her very ...


Wesleyan University Expands Hamilton Prize for Creativity  Playbill.com

Wesleyan University will expand opportunities for incoming students for its Hamilton Prize for Creativity, which was established in 2016–2017 academic year in ...


Open Door for Creativity Is Secret to Pathways Arts Success  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

This year marks the 10th season for Pathways Arts, a nonprofit, off-season, up-Island staple for the Vineyard's artistic community. Since January of 2013, ...


Baristanet LiveMarket  Baristanet

by GlassRoots Studio - February 22, 2019. GlassRoots, your local hot glass studio in Newark, has classes in all forms of glassmaking throughout the Spring.


Mural artists inspire creativity at Bush Elementary  Midland Reporter-Telegram

George Bush Elementary welcomed two mural artists into its school near the end of last semester — with hopes of inspiring creativity and telling a story that will ...


Japan-South Korea Tensions Spur the Need for Courage and Creativity  Council on Foreign Relations

This post is co-authored with Brad Glosserman, deputy director of and visiting professor at the Tama University Center for rule making strategies and…


Student Highlight: Creativity Runs Deep for Senior Brando Martinez  Winthrop Transcript

Brando Martinez's thirst for creativity has made him a major asset amongst his peers and around Winthrop High School. As the photographer for the yearbook ...


Black Creativity Program Returns to Museum of Science and Industry  WTTW News

For the 49th consecutive year, the Museum of Science of Industry hosts its Black Creativity program, a celebration of achievements by African-American artists ...


Horizon Group Is Keeping Creativity Fresh Through New Products And Line Extensions  PRNewswire

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Group USA, a dynamic leader in the creative D.I.Y. marketplace, continues to lead the category by ...


Innovating with Creativity and Empathy  American Libraries

“[It's remembering that] the people most affected by the problem have the best ideas on how to solve the problem,” said Sarah Studer, assistant director of the ...


Creativity On Display With Classroom Valentine's Day Boxes  KELOLAND TV

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Cupid makes an annual appearance this week. Thursday is Valentine's Day and students across the area will celebrate in the classroom.


The Well of creativity: local band sees early success  Explore Big Sky

By Tyler Allen EBS Managing Editor. BIG SKY – Dammit Lauren and The Well have been playing together for just over a year, but their collective musical ...


UNC professor and folklorist William Ferris creates a portrait of rural creativity  Raleigh News & Observer

William Ferris' “Voices of Mississippi” is nominated for this year's Grammy for Best Historical Album.


Creativity and ADHD: The Toxic Impact of Stifling Your Creative Mind  ADDitude

Creativity and ADHD often go hand in hand, but did you know that suppressing your creative mind might actually make your ADHD symptoms worse and lead to ...


From Cisco to Lego: The secrets to unlocking organizational creativity  Fast Company

In Davos, Switzerland, four business leaders discussed the need for creativity in today's changing work environment.


From puppets to fairy tales, San Millans fueled by creativity in life and work  Poughkeepsie Journal

Andres and Marguerite San Millan brought their talents to the Hudson Valley 30 years ago to inspire creativity in the area's youth.


Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell Talks Sobriety And Creativity  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and singer Jerry Cantrell recently spoke with Grammy.com about continuing to be creative while also staying sober. Cantrell said: ...


'Creativity Conference' Scheduled for March 29-31  Sarasota

The Florida Creativity Conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio ...


Ariana Grande Skipping Grammys Because Producer ‘Stifled’ Her Creativity  Rolling Stone

Whether or not Ariana Grande wins any Grammy Awards this weekend, she won't be there to personally collect them. Grande said that she's skipping the event ...


Four students' passion for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship lead to outstanding honor  UAB News

In the fall of 2018, 358 students from 96 higher education institutions in 16 countries were named University Innovation fellows — a prestigious honor that ...


Jennifer Rubin: A deal on the border takes creativity  The Times

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has left no doubt she won't put money in the funding bill under negotiation for the "wall." She humorously suggested we ...


Jimi Hendrix Exhibit Reveals Early Sparks of Creativity  Seattlemag

His early drawings reveal a bent toward psychedelia (and a love for Husky football)


Review: Sheer creativity of Stomp keeps it fresh nearly 30 years after inception  Sacramento Bee

Review: Stomp is now showing at the Sacramento Community Center Theater — but does it live up to the hype?


Sam Julka: Five mistakes that can stifle creativity in the workplace  Indianapolis Business Journal

Creativity can be a slippery word. Often we hear people say, “I'm not creative” or “I know a gal that is so creative.” We label people creative or not, acting like it's ...


Locking in solo project: Max Lockwood showcases creativity, vulnerability on pop-hued album  Traverse City Record Eagle

GRAND RAPIDS — A lot has transpired in the five years since Max Lockwood assembled some pals to record his first solo album, “Outrider,” which served as an ...


Tickets now available to hear Google's brand expert talk creativity  CU Boulder Today

Get tickets to hear Abigail Posner, head of strategy for Google's Brand Unit, talk March 5 about using creativity to grow personally and professionally.


Wesleyan University to expand Hamilton Prize for Creativity to other work  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University will expand opportunities for incoming students under its Hamilton Prize for Creativity. The program was established in ...


Watch Point Blank’s Tips for Instant Creativity in Ableton Using Max for Live  Magnetic Magazine

At the end of last year, Point Blank were joined by Ableton certified trainer and producer Marcello Ruggiu, for an exclusive masterclass in partnership with ...


Rome's MAXXI dedicates 2019 to Italian creativity  Wanted in Rome

Rome's Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, known as MAXXI, has announced a packed exhibition programme for 2019, with a particular focus on Italian ...


VOICES : Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, & Spaces.  News from Tulane

This year the theme of the symposium is VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, & Spaces. We hope to engage with themes around the ...


League of Legends: [Column] Riot's Patches Sometimes Limit Its Players' Creativity  invenglobal

League of Legends: Played on a 19x19 grid board, Go is a game in which two players take turns placing stones. The goal is simple: to surround more territory ...


Clemson CollabFest celebrates creativity with keynote from SwissMiss designer Tina Roth Eisenberg  Clemson Newsstand

From Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 2, the CollabFest at Clemson University will celebrate creativity with a slate of art, film, technology and food ...


BMI's Marché Butler combines creativity and connections to make things happen  Rolling Out

As Creative Coordinator for BMI, Marche Butler is a power player in the entertainment industry.


Carl Grundstrom Brings Speed and Creativity to the LA Kings Offense  NHL.com

"I think I've got a good opportunity here," Grundstrom said as he took to the ice for his first practice as a member of the LA Kings organization.


Bethel College explores the obsessive side of creativity in 'God of My Own World'  South Bend Tribune

Written by 2018 alumnus Wesley Lantz, the play receives its world premiere Friday at Middleton Science Hall.


How AlphaZero has rewritten the rules of game play on its own  MIT Technology Review

David Silver says the computer program that taught itself to be a chess grandmaster exhibits “the essence of creativity”.


In 1983, Four Major Photographers Worked Together on a Historic Project That Never Saw the Light of Day—Until Now  artnet News

Robert Frank, Dave Heath, Robert Heinecken, and John Wood aimed to show the world that their art was about more than pushing a button. Taylor Dafoe ...


Exoplanets Brought to Life Using Scientific Data and Creativity  Big Island Now

The year-long project brings 12 exoplanets to life in stunning detail through photo-realistic imagery.


Annual Omelette Party highlights culinary creativity  Journal Record

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art's annual Omelette Party started in a supporter's kitchen and is now a premier event for chefs to show off their new eateries ...


Students unleash their creativity at this art expo  Times of India

The expo had a number of paintings in different formats.


The Top 5 most creative Super Bowl commercials | Special: Creativity Top 5  AdAge.com

Game night was unremarkable in terms of creative breakthroughs. But there were some ideas that leapt out.


The One Club announces date for Portfolio Night 2019  Bizcommunity.com

The One Club for Creativity has announced that Portfolio Night will take place on 22 May this year...


Arsenal: All hail Sead Kolasinac, vanquisher of nightmares  FanSided

Arsenal should not be having problems in the creativity department, but they are, and without Sead Kolasinac, this season would be far more nightmarish.


How a Marketing Competitive Analysis Can Bring Value to Your Brand  The Content Standard by Skyword

A marketing competitive analysis is about more than keeping tabs on the competition. It generates insights that help you advance your *content* strategy.


Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts: Focus on the creativity  FanSided

Need last minute Valentine's Day gifts? Don't be frustrated by empty store shelves and instead focus on a little creativity.


How to creatively furnish a small living area  The Standard

Do you sometimes look at your space and wonder if it is possible to live in it without overcrowding it? A small living room requires regular checks and updates or ...


Ed Catmull brings Pixar magic to Berry | Local News | northwestgeorgianews.com  Northwest Georgia News

Co-founder of Pixar Ed Catmull let students, faculty and community members in on some of the magic behind Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday in the Berry ...


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