Category Archives: Creativity

General issues about creativity, definitions, etc.

My Last Breakthrough Creativity Blog Post

This is my last blog post on the www.BreakthroughCreativity.com website.   As I mentioned in my December 2, 2014 post, I have spent a great deal of time over the last few years searching out the story of my eighth great … Continue reading

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Writing my ancestor’s story and the eight creative talents

A great deal, perhaps even too much, of my time over the past 18 months has been devoted to research around the life of my eighth great grandmother who was born in France in 1643 and died in Quebec in … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Creativity and Mission Statements

A couple of weeks ago,  I facilitated a Breakthrough Creativity session for a department within a consumer products company.  The objectives of the session were several:  to introduce the participants to the Breakthrough Creativity concepts, to improve the functioning of … Continue reading

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New Blocks to Creativity?

Over the past twenty years, I have researched, studied, and written a great deal about creativity and the most common blocks and barriers that keep us from being our creative best.  I usually organize these obstacles into several categories, such … Continue reading

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Creativity Myths and Creative Confidence

An article in the December 2012 Harvard Business Review promoted the need for “Reclaiming Your Creative Confidence.”  In the article the authors, founders of the design firm IDEO, assert that “creativity is something you practice, not just a talent you … Continue reading

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Top Five Personal Benefits from Creativity!

In addition to the many benefits that leaders can gain from creativity, the benefits for individuals are often beyond measurement.  Swiss psychologist Carl Jung believed that creativity is one of the primary instincts and motivating forces of life and brings … Continue reading

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TOP FIVE BENEFITS FOR LEADERS FROM IDENTIFYING YOUR CREATIVE TALENTS

Now that the Second Edition of the Breakthrough Creativity Profile Participant and Facilitator Guides have been published, it’s time to talk about applying the Eight Creative Talents to the challenges that leaders face.

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Equal Opportunity Creativity!

  When my book Breakthrough Creativity was published in 2001, I received many (mostly positive) reviews. One review in particular, however, made me stop and ponder whether my message about creativity was clear. This reviewer, writing in 2003, asked “are … Continue reading

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North Bank Bridge and the Creativity Phenomenon

From the creativity and knowledge of individuals, using an incredibly creative and collaborative process come spaces for creativity to further take root. Just recently an extraordinary footbridge was opened that links two historic neighborhoods and two lovely parks.  The North … Continue reading

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TWO SIDES TO THE BRAIN?

It happened again – right in the middle of my yoga class last Saturday. Our yoga instructor was trying to make us feel good about the balancing posture we were trying to assume by explaining that each side of the … Continue reading

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