by Eric Maisel, PhD. - 'The current naming system used to describe “mental disorders” is weak and suspect and perhaps so flawed as to be both useless and dangerous… and also leads to odd and wrong-headed hypotheses, for example “because you are bipolar you are creative” or “perhaps mania accounts for the higher test scores.”
One of his books: 'Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning' http://goo.gl/J77pc
Photo: Stephen King has said: “I’ve taken off two months, three months at a time, and, by the end, I get really squirrelly. My night life, my dream life, gets extremely populated and crazed. It’s as though something in there is running all the time.” - From article: "Developing Creativity: Excitabilities – Our Teeming Brains" http://talentdevelop.com/1906/
Innovation is work, not magic SUMMARY: Innovators and creative types are simply people who know how to work hard to turn ideas into reality, say nine creative types who were interviewed. "[T]he creative process ... isn't some mystical fairy dust and twinkly lights that only happens to special people if all the stars are aligned. It's work," artist Jolie Guillebeau says.
When do people have their best ideas? When they least expect to
SUMMARY: Recent studies suggest that the best way to have a breakthrough is to step back and allow your mind to wander a little. Innovators suggest thinking about your problem at a time you'd normally be doing other things and making time to think about anything but work. "You have to be able to float through your environment with your antennae up, like a butterfly, and just let things ping your antennae," says entrepreneur Sterling Lanier.
"In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, where the daily tasks required in a large number of jobs require not repetitive button-pushing but independent and complex thinking, we are often exhorted to "be creative" or "use some creativity." Which would be fine, if creativity were a little dance one could do on command like a well-trained circus seal. But, for better or worse, the act of creation contains a certain morsel of irreducible mystery. It's intuitive and holistic, rather than analytical and linear (which is the gear we're usually in when we're struggling to get work done).'
This post provides a list of eleven factors that impact creativity, each with an explanation. Some of the factors are: shame, ego, politics, collaborators and deadlines. For more information click through to the post.
There are five major personalities crucial to fostering a healthy atmosphere of innovation within an organisation, according to a recent Forbes Insights study. What personality types will drive innovation in your business?
Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. These are techniques for enhancing creativity to be used your team’s workshops, and they include brainstorming, playing with puns, role plays and opposites games. These activities get people moving and on their toes, making workshops far more effective than traditional meetings.
"... Innovation inbreeding is when innovation efforts are consistently led by the same group of people who have lived their life within the company. Even worse is when innovation efforts are contained within individual functions, geographies, or product lines. "
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