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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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The Eight Creative Talents and Action Learning

Action Learning – an approach that involves putting together diverse, high-potential leaders into teams to tackle a critical, real-life business challenge — is now a vital element in quality leadership development programs.  Unlike in traditional classroom training, Action Learning team … 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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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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Creativity Lessons from a 30-year old TV

I spent the last several weeks trying to deal with what seemed to be thorny technology issues – at least to me since I am somewhat of a luddite (technology is not my first love nor do I seem to … 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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Lessons for Leaders from Artists: Chihuly Exhibit

The highly popular exhibit, “Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass’’ closed not too long ago at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  Long lines of visitors waited eagerly to experience the artist’s elaborately theatrical imagination and his multicolored fantasies.  And I of … Continue reading

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