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Do you think you’re just not creative? This post is for you!

Do you think you’re one of those people who just isn’t creative?  We are all creative, but sometimes we need to take steps to build our creative confidence.  Watch this inspiring TED talk by Ideo’s founder David Kelly about how to rediscover your creative capacity.  

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Does high stress trigger creativity at work?

  Check out this commentary from Teresa Amabile, one of the most highly regarded researchers on creativity and the workplace.   How about you?  Does pressure stimulate your creative juices–or dry them up?

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Are You Willing to Move through the Wilderness?

From a column The Creative Monopoly by David Brooks.  Excerpt: Creative people don’t follow the crowds; they seek out the blank spots on the map. Creative people wander through faraway and forgotten traditions and then integrate marginal perspectives back to the mainstream. Instead of being fastest around the tracks everybody knows, creative people move adaptively […]

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Creativity News Picks of the Week

Since tomorrow I’ll be blogging about my Friday giveaway, I thought I’d end the “blog week” early by reviewing what’s been in the media this week about creativity. What follows is a totally subjective list of articles—both serious and quirky—that sparked my interest.  My comments are in italics: Doodling in School Opens Doors to Creativity, Learning […]

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America’s Creativity Crisis

For the last few weeks my personal theory about the role of creativity in fostering health and wellbeing has been falling into place.  I’ve come to believe that creative activity is an essential ingredient for living a healthy and happy life.  I no longer believe that creativity is optional for me—or for anyone.  I think […]

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