Compassion as a #creative thinking strategy

Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help physical, spiritual, or emotional hurts or pains of another.Even if compassion is foreign to you, it’s imagining potential can make a difference in your thinking.   Graham Wallas wrote […]

Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization’s Survival: Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation is critical to both the success and the survival of organizations, and imagination is the spark that fuels it, Sir Ken argues. Source: The link leads to his 90-minute presentation to marketing professors on the nature of innovation in organizations. In his presentation, Sir Ken Robinson reveals pivotal think points. These support the […]

Creativity – Issue 20: Creativity – Nautilus

Nautilus dedicated an entire issue to Creativity. Browsing through the pages you’ll find ample reason to support engaging in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, this year, and the next. You’ll also appreciate how new ideas, new decisions and new actions enable businesses and organizations to transform and evolve. In 2010, IBM […]

Beneath it All is the Creative Spirit

Beneath all the creativity tools, tips, techniques, methodologies and process lies the human spirit; incomplete, seeking satisfaction and connection.  Its impulse to meet needs drives a search for new ideas, new decisions and new actions. Creativityland works with the creative human spirit, opening doors to broader perception and deeper insight from which breakthroughs emerge. We […]

Creativity: an Academic Discipline

The NY Times posted this article today, must be true then, eh? IT BOTHERS MATTHEW LAHUE and it surely bothers you: enter a public restroom and the stall lock is broken. Fortunately, Mr. Lahue has a solution. It’s called the Bathroom Bodyguard. Standing before his Buffalo State College classmates and professor, Cyndi Burnett, Mr. Lahue […]

Creativity Expert Exchange @ Buffalo State, What a treat! What a trigger for ethics

It’s great to go to a conference hosted by the International Center for Studies in Creativity. These are folks who know what it takes to enliven, engage, and encourage creativity and creative thinking. The event is a home-coming for me because the ICSC is my alma mater, and as well as extending a welcome to […]

How do Creativity Facilitators Need to Behave? A checklist of sorts

Every so often for a break I clean out files.  Here’s today’s find, a gem. Questions for people in helping roles to consider (adapted from Fundamentals of Counseling Shertzer and Stone, 1974 p.8). What if these are questions are for creativity facilitators as well.  You think?  Should they be? Can I behave in some way […]