Cracking Creativity

Author: Michael Michalko
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307790363
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From the bestselling author of Thinkertoys, this follow up brings innovative creative thinking techniques within reach, giving you the tools to tackle everyday challenges in new ways. Internationally renowned business creativity expert, Michael Michalko will show you how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you in business and in your personal life. You don't have to be a genius to solve problems like one. Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers across disciplines—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—to bring the best of their techniques together and to teach you how to apply them in your own life. Cracking Creativity is filled with exercises and anecdotes that will soon have you looking at problems and seeing many different solutions.

The Skinny On Creativity

Author: Jim Randel
Editor: RAND Media Co
ISBN: 0984441883
File Size: 48,86 MB
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The Skinny on Creativity - now with animation! No matter what you do, or where you are in life, the ability to think creatively is crucial for your survival and your success. The more you develop your skills at creative thinking, the more likely you will be able to master your environment. Creative thinkers are all around you. People who are juggling responsibilities and obligations, who are finding ways to get a lot done with minimal help, who are using their talents to maximum effect. Creative thinking is the skill you need to overcome whatever stands between you and what you want to accomplish. Creative thinkers will have an edge in the years ahead. Machines can perform analysis better than most humans. But machines can't imagine; machines can’t think creatively. To compete and prosper you need to enhance your abilities at creative thinking. So give us an hour of your time, and we will give you a better understanding creativity and an enhanced ability to think outside of the box.

Breakthrough Creativity

Author: Lynne C. Levesque
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473643554
File Size: 39,41 MB
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Howard Gardner's classic book Multiple Intelligences exploded the myth that intelligence can be measured along a single dimension. Now Lynne Levesque shows that creativity, like intelligences, exists in a variety of forms, and demonstrates that high-performance organizations need to make use of creativity in all its dimensions. It takes more than just "thinking outside the box" to build a flexible, adaptive organization that will survive competitive battles, grow and prosper, and provide the environment that attracts and keeps the best talent. On the basis of her research in personality, innovation and creativity, as well as her experience helping top executives achieve their full potential, Levesque describes eight distinct creative talents. People of each talent have a unique way of looking at challenges, collecting data and generating creative solutions. Breakthrough Creativity describes in individual chapters how each talent works, how each contributes to the creative process and how each can improve decision making, team building and strategic planning and thinking. Breakthrough Creativity brings to life the stories and rich experiences of working individuals around the world to help readers discover their own creative talents and use them to further their professional and personal lives.

Encyclopedia Of Creativity

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Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123750385
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The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release. Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing. Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity. Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates. Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others. Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others. Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization. Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative research. Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people

Cracking The Creativity Code

Author: Arie Ruttenberg
Editor: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351501302
File Size: 77,47 MB
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Creativity is an acquired skill, one that improves with practice. Cracking the Creativity Code shows you how! This book provides a proven method for generating world-changing ideas. It empowers individuals who have given up on their innate creativity, who believe that they have lost their creative powers through years of disuse. In a light, entertaining style, the authors describe their unique, structured approach to creativity. To bring the reader closer to this lost art, the authors present a ‘Zoom in, Zoom out, Zoom in’ technique to make ‘creation’ more accessible to everyone. Reinvigorate your personal creativity machines—once turned on, it will generate an unending stream of novel ideas that can change the world.

Creativity Plus

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The Manager S Guide To Fostering Innovation And Creativity In Teams

Author: Dr. Charles Prather
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071713476
File Size: 61,83 MB
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Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovation and creativity—the key to organizational success! For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams of creative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadership techniques, Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams explains how you can Create an environment that gets people thinking creatively Align teams to work toward creative, original solutions Lead the charge toward a newly innovative organization Build a self-sustaining culture of innovation Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to generate better business ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into the twenty-first century. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon Tactics and strategies for driving innovation and creativity within teams and organizations Insider tips for getting the most innovative and creative thinking from your teams Practical advice for building creative teams Warning signs when creating teams focused on innovation and creativity Stories and insights from the experiences of others Specific creative-thinking procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Fostering Creativity

Author: A. J. Cropley
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN:
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"Innovation is universally recognized as a key components of first world economies that is vital for continued prosperity. Innovation is driven by the generation of effective noveltyin other words, creativity. However, both in higher education and also in business and industry, insufficient effort is being made to encourage and develop creativity, with negative consequences for innovation. This is partly due to inadequate understanding of what creativity is and how it can be fostered. This book draws on complementary views of creativity and innovationas a business process and as a social-psychological modelto create a more detailed and more highly differentiated model which is capable of serving as a practical foundation for diagnosing, analyzing, optimizing and fostering creativity and innovation in a variety of organizational settings. It is built around a large number of case studies and down-to-earth examples, and offers many concrete suggestions for fostering what the authors call functional creativity."--Publisher's website.

Creating The Creative

Author: Robert S. Ely
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ISBN:
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Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology And Communication 2004

Author: Fay Sudweeks
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The Little Black Book Of Management Essential Tools For Getting Results Now

Author: Suzanne Turner
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071784403
File Size: 68,48 MB
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All the essential tools managers could ever need—in one handy guide! "Describes in simple terms the practical tools . . . to achieve success." -- Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company Real-world tested, real-world proven in organizations ranging in size from global titans like Boeing and Motorola to mom-and-pops and home businesses, The Little Black Book of Management is the ideal handbook for busy executives, managers, and entrepreneurs like you. In this unique, practical, and easy-to-use guide, you get nearly 100 potent indispensable tools, organized for ease-of-use, including: • Time management • Brainstorming • Presentations • Process management (Six Sigma, balanced scorecard) • Communication/teambuilding Save time and money by tackling in-house such critical tasks as brand development, marketing mix, breakeven analysis, or even designing a business excellence framework. Concise, comprehensive, and organized for immediate access to the right tools for the job, The Little Black Book of Management is your one-stop source for all the essential tools managers need to develop the performance of their teams and organizations. Suzanne Turner owns and manages Potenza, Ltd., a management development consulting company, and has also worked with Andersen Consulting. She currently works with a wide range of organizations from global corporations to niche providers.

Creative Thinkering

Author: Michael Michalko
Editor: New World Library
ISBN: 160868024X
File Size: 60,82 MB
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Shows readers how to liberate thinking and expand imagination by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind.

Bibliographic Guide To Psychology

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Nasa Sp

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Seeing Around Corners

Author: Harry M. Bobonich
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File Size: 39,50 MB
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Liberating Everyday Genius

Author: Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
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Analyzes the traits that make up the common phenomenon of everyday genius and lead to success in business, politics, and love

Scientific Pioneers

Author: Joyce Tang
Editor: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
File Size: 34,25 MB
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This book critically examines the career development of female scientific pioneers. Drawing from existing biographical and ethnographical data, author Joyce Tang analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists-Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, Maria Goeppert-Meyer, Rachel Carson, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalyn Yalow, and Fay Ajzenberg-Selove. The author explores the personal, political, cultural, and economic factors that led to the success of these women. Scientific Pioneers proposes that for a woman to be successful in science not only requires perseverance and talent, but also structural opportunities, institutional support, and conscious decision making. Scientific Pioneers is an important addition to the growing literature about women in science, the sociology of science, and the dynamics of discrimination. This analysis of female scientific pioneers is an invaluable resource for both public policy debates and research on inequality.

A Systems Approach To Small Group Interaction

Author: Stewart L. Tubbs
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780073135663
File Size: 19,23 MB
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The only book that integrates all important small group topics into a single comprehensive conceptual model, this text pioneered the systems approach for the group communication course. Each chapter begins with a brief preview, followed by a glossary of terms and a real life case study; the chapter text material is followed by several experiential exercises for skill development and two original readings. The new edition has been extensively updated and revised, with new information on virtual teams and streamlined exercises at the end of each chapter.