Creativity – Issue 20: Creativity – Nautilus

Nautilus dedicated an entire issue to Creativity. Browsing through the pages you’ll find ample reason to support engaging in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, this year, and the next. You’ll also appreciate how new ideas, new decisions and new actions enable businesses and organizations to transform and evolve. In 2010, IBM […]

Compassion Means Collaboration [We Really Are in it Together]

What it would look like if we took collaboration to the nth degree? Do you think we’d find continual compassion? Is  technology growing to the extent that we won’t have a choice but to be compassionate? How might that affect our creativity?  What’s your take? Marci Segal Freeing leaders thinking so they can create new […]

Social experiment on conformity – can people conform to using creative thinking tools?

Watch this 2-minute clip and then think – what if some leaders in our organization began to use creative thinking tools regularly in meetings? Do you suppose others would conform to the practice? Enjoy   sourced from: The Psychology of Conformity from the Atlantic Magazine online

What if you looked at decisions as products? Would it change how you made them?

Creativity is about new ideas and new decisions. In this interview, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman says organizations should think of decisions like any other product, and apply quality controls. When I watched this clip I immediately thought of ‘new decision development’ as a deliberate creativity strategy. I wondered how people who integrate new criteria into […]

Qualities of Creative Individuals – care to do a self-assessment?

Here’s an oldie and goodie. This list of characteristics is excerpted from “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention”  by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, 1996, who is a noted researcher on happiness and creativity. Creativity assessment:  You can use his descriptors as a checklist to see which apply to you. Creative individuals have a great […]

Six things you can do when your boss says, “be creative”

“We need new ideas Jordan, get creative,” boss says. “Sure thing,” Jordan says, meaning WTF, why now, OMG! Jordan calls in a panic. “What can I do Marci?” “Breathe,” I said.  “Take a look at the checklist from our session, remember the 6 points?  I’ve just emailed them to you, just in case.  Pick one […]

A Creativity Pill?

“It’s easy to be lured by the promises of a smart pill that could help us not only think more clearly and access more memory, but feel good about ourselves, be tireless and endlessly confident. And creative.” writes Douglas Eby in Boosted Cognition and Enhanced Creativity | The Creative Mind. Would it be worth it?  […]

MINORITY RULES: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER TIPPING POINT FOR THE SPREAD OF IDEAS July 25, 2011 Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical […]

What's the big deal about creativity?

Let’s face it, people use their creativity everyday, even you.  You create mash-ups, make new decisions, use your imagination, combine existing elements into new patterns and relationships and more, and not necessarily because you want to. As conditions continue to change more rapidly than ever you adapt, we all adapt.  For example with the growth […]

Creativity Professionals: What's our limit?

After viewing the clip below, I started to wonder if Creativity Professionals have a duty to influence clients’ decision making with regards to the new ideas they choose from which to create new futures. If creativity is about using new ideas to make new decisions, and, its base comes from our innate human character to […]