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25 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Inc.

25 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Inc. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Feel like you lack imagination? Know this: Everyone can be more original--it just takes practice.


by Christina Desmarais


"You might think of creativity as something clever marketers or copywriters whip out when they need to come up with a compelling ad, or a personal trait only certain people, such as successful serial entrepreneurs or brilliant improv actors, naturally possess. But according to Keith Sawyer, research psychologist and author of "Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity," everyone can be more creative just by taking eight incremental steps, but not necessarily in linear order. His path to creativity is more back and forth, a process in which the steps to greater imagination and originality build on and feed off each other.


"The book is a gem, chock full of fascinating findings from research studies and a deep well of tactics that will get you thinking differently. In fact, Sawyer advocates what is likely a radical shift in mindset for most people. Coming up with good ideas isn't something we leave until there's a pressing need. Rather, it's is a skill that can be practiced daily to solve life's problems as well as discover its opportunities.


"Here are his steps for cultivating creativity, along with a sampling of tips that can help you along the way."

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The 21st Century Principal: Top 10 Signs Your School Is Caught in a Time Warp: List for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: Top 10 Signs Your School Is Caught in a Time Warp: List for School Leaders | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

In the spirit of David Letterman, here's my "Top 10 Signs Your Schools Caught in a Time Warp." A list for school administrators.

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