Different Minds, Frequencies, Awareness Using MB types

Author Walter Lowen, a physicist, became interested in brain mapping as it related to personality. His book Dichotomies of the Mind (Wiley, 1982) presented these concepts in great scientific detail. With the use of various brain scanning devices he was able to name specific parts of the brain. Lowen’s work draws on Jungian psychology, miscellaneous […]

Does Brainstorming for Innovation Work? Maybe not… when you consider personality style

  “Fresh ideas come when your brain is relaxed and engaged in something other than the particular problem you’re embroiled in… This is the polar opposite of what happens in brainstorming sessions. Long showers, soaks in a tub, long walks, or doing chores are frequently when those “synapses” that find alternative solutions to a problem […]

Stanford Crash Course on Creativity – Creative Teams – Week 6

Working on teams is hard and worth it.  Each person brings his/her own skills, experience, hopes and inspiration for a collective desired outcome. Finding out how each team member thinks, his or her style, is important and can help teams over hurdles to using creative thinking. Personality style indicators help executive leadership teams innovate faster […]

Looking to engage office creativity? Eliminate psychological harassment

Wonder why people aren’t engaged when asked for creative ideas ?  Could be that there’s some psychological harassment going on. If people you work with behave as in the list below, you can bet that there are interpersonal factors that block to allow free thinking and new ideas. Make rude, degrading or offensive remarks Act […]

Are older folk getting in the way of our younger leaders? FourSight insights

United Way Toronto has a CITY Leader program which provides young adults with the practical knowledge and tools to become effective leaders, navigators and connectors in Toronto’s non-profit communities. Last weekend I helped them to get to know how to use the creative process in their work.  It was enlightening and inspiring to see their […]

Are these powerful questions powerful for you?

While cleaning out file drawer today I found a non referenced handout from a conference a few years ago, Powerful Questions. According to the tiny description on the green sheet, the purpose of these questions is to stimulate new knowledge and creative thinking. They don’t work so much for me.  It’s hard for me to […]

Whose creativity is a priority at a creativity conference?

Conference Fran is at a waterfront hotel at a conference promising to show people how to create, innovate and lead change, one she’s attended annually for more than half of her life when spring reveals summer’s promise. Creativity and innovation are her passion and business. It’s more than a mind thing to Fran, creativity is […]