How to Free Your Innate Creativity

We need to be in the right emotional state in order to be creative — brain functioning affects creativity and how we feel affects brain functioning. But unfortunately, that’s easier said than done in today’s workplace. Here are pointers to stop the swirl of cynicism and negativity – ones that focus on you taking better […]

Wishing you Moments of Inspired Joy…

…as doors for emerging new potentials open during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2015. Vi auguro tutti i momenti di gioia ispirata come porte per emergere nuove potenzialità aperto durante mondiale creatività e dell’innovazione settimana 15-21 aprile 2015. Je vous souhaite tous les moments de joie inspirée que des portes pour l’émergence de […]

Leaders as Social Architects for Innovation: Short video of Harvard prof

Professor Linda Hill knows about leadership and innovation. She is chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, has visited and studied innovative companies, from Toy Story creators Pixar to Google, and written several books on the subject. Conventional wisdom suggests the leader in a creative environment has to be a visionary, such as […]

5 ways to build jumpstarting innovation into your business

Innovation is the output of creativity thinking – new ideas, new decisions, new actions, and the human dynamics that enable it to occur. Marci Segal. Listen to feedback, good or bad. Put brainstorming sessions on your calendar. Take someone else’s idea. (then change/adapt it) Start asking better questions. Find creative solutions. Further info at: […]

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 […]

There is always more than one right answer

Your task, if you choose to engage in and/or lead innovation, is to Open thinking to new ideas, new potentials, new solutions, new opportunities Explore what might work within the current context that takes things forward Smile   Marci Segal, MS, Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures. Wishing you flexibility, inner strength, […]

How to connect with people face to face – infographic

Creative thinking involves generating new ideas, making new decisions and taking new actions that are novel, useful and surprising. Interactions with others can help that all to happen. A client admitted concern because her younger team members didn’t know how to hold conversations. She feared their not feeling comfortable in situations ripe for collaborative creativity. […]

Does creativity belong in organizations?

Some say yes, some say no, some say it depends on your understanding of what creativity is. Many arguments using too many words.  I like things simple. To me creativity connotes new ideas, new decisions and new actions leading to a result that is novel, useful and surprising. If creativity were to belong in organizations, […]