Creativity articles

8 01, 2018

Thinking about being more creative? Why don’t you ask around?

By | 2018-01-08T09:47:19+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Creativity|0 Comments

Research suggests that proactive people, meaning those that take the initiative to change their job or their environment are more creative. Why is that? Because creativity is partly a social phenomenon. Interacting with diverse people, in or outside your working space may open up your mind and help you enrich your ideas. Get more feedback [...]

8 10, 2017

How to keep our children (and adults) from losing their creativity

By | 2017-10-08T09:51:52+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? What has happened over those formative years to remove a person’s ability to come up with great new ideas? Can we keep our children creative for longer? And more importantly, is [...]

14 09, 2017

The Top Reasons We Fail to Achieve Our Creative Goals (And How to Stop It Happening to You)

By | 2017-09-14T17:52:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

There are few things more detrimental to a person’s self-confidence and motivation than failure to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Yet this is something that happens to countless people every day. In fact, around 20 percent of business startups in the US do not reach the end of their second year. It does [...]

4 08, 2017

The neuroscience of imagination

By | 2017-09-05T18:20:43+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Creativity|1 Comment

How is it possible for the brain to imagine something which it has never seen before? While you may never think about it, it is a complex problem which requires sophisticated coordination of different parts of your brain. Check out this excellent TED video above where Andrey Vyshedskiy explains exactly what is going on in your [...]

19 07, 2017

Why Asian People Are Uncreative? Why Jewish People Are Creative?

By | 2017-07-19T20:38:15+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

Please note, this is a contributor article by Dr KH Kim and discusses her research, and should not be construed as a generalisation of any group of people. Creativity is the process of making something unique and useful, and the successful outcome of this process is an innovation. My research coalesced around the three steps [...]

30 06, 2017

Dr Beau Lotto on how being creative requires the brain to do what it fears most

By | 2017-06-30T16:17:38+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

In this interesting perspective video (above) from Dr Beau Lotto, we find out why being creative is one of the things which the brain fears most. At a high level, it is all about the fact that the brain is designed to reduce and remove uncertainty from our lives. It was designed to learn and [...]

16 06, 2017

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

By | 2017-06-16T18:06:05+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Imagine what you think a "creative person" looks like, and what they behave like. Chances are, you probably have a picture of someone coming up with lots of ideas. Maybe [...]

1 06, 2017

Curiosity: The Key to Creativity and Innovation

By | 2017-06-01T16:56:06+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Creativity|1 Comment

Albert Einstein generally did not like school, but this all changed when he was 16 at Aarau High School, Switzerland where teachers nurtured his curiosity and encouraged him to ask a lot of questions and even express criticisms. He not only became popular among his classmates but imagined what it would be like to ride [...]

26 05, 2017

Persistence: The Key to Creativity and Innovation

By | 2017-05-26T12:58:07+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

A persistent attitude is one of the 27 characteristics found in the greatest innovators (Kim, 2016). It is defined as continuously striving and committing to goals regardless of immediate rewards. It is one of the most critical creative attitudes. Innovators are passionate about and committed to their goals, which compels them to persist physically and [...]

19 05, 2017

Playfulness: The Key to Creativity and Innovation

By | 2017-05-19T13:36:12+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Creativity|1 Comment

The world's greatest innovators exhibit 27 creative attitudes, and playfulness is one of the most critical attitudes (Kim, 2016).  Playfulness is approaching situations in an exploratory manner and seeing the lighter side of a challenge with a sense of humor, which enables flexible thinking. While innovators are focused and passionate about their pursuits, they do [...]

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