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 […]

An Emerging Ethic for Cheating and Lying?

At the end of Dan Ariely’s talk last night at Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, there was enough time for three questions from the audience, so I asked one. Dan spent the hour prior highlighting research from his book The (Honest ) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves. He cited […]

Ethics and creativity. Related?

A study recently released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America reports  rich people are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour – cutting off motorists, lying in a negotiation and cheating to win a prize – than are their less wealthy counterparts. Researchers also found  those […]

Should Creativity Professionals have basic competencies?

And if yes, then what would they be? Accountants have professional competencies, as do coaches and economists.  Politicians? Since the 1950’s with the beginning of the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, NY and Alex Osborn’s coining of the phrase ‘brainstorming’ people have learned and used creative thinking tools and techniques to spark fresh thinking […]

Creativity presents a moral dilemma. True?

Is creativity the right thing for everyone? It depends on how you look at it. I’ve heard Teresa Amabile, of Harvard University state creativity itself is amoral, its morality rests in the people who use it. Mark Runco, a respected creativity researcher and executive director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at […]