"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.
Via Beth Dichter