Category Archives for Creativity

Creativity lives in all of us

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” There’s no shortage of smart people in the world.  But there is a shortage of creative people in the world.  Thinking is the hardest and most valuable task any person can perform.  Don’t stifle it, encourage it.  Remember, there’s no correlation between IQ and creativity. […]

Continue reading

Start your year with creativity

Each January the world celebrates International Creativity Month – a month to remind individuals and organizations around the globe to capitalize on the power of creativity. Unleashing creativity is vital for personal and business success in this age of accelerating change.  Motivational speaker Randall Munson founded International Creativity Month to refocus attention to creatively improve […]

Continue reading

Innovate or stagnate

If you are a track and field fan, you probably know all about the “Fosbury Flop,” a story that tells a world of things about innovation, persistence and a burning desire to win. Dick Fosbury was a good high jumper and he seemed to have reached the maximum height his body could clear.  But he […]

Continue reading

Creativity – How to get ideas flowing

An elderly man was harassed every afternoon by a group of kids on their way home from school.  They’d ring his doorbell and run, or taunt him while he was working in his garden, or throw things at his house.  He shouted at them, and thought about calling the police or talking to their parents, […]

Continue reading

Discover the value of your mind

  This time of year, we often start contemplating New Year’s resolutions.  What’s at the top of the list for many people?  Exercising and getting your body in shape.  A noble thought, to be sure, but I have an even better idea.  How about exercising your mind so you can get the most out of […]

Continue reading

Your Best People May Spend Their Most Productive time Staring At The Wall

There’s a story making the rounds that a manager who couldn’t use his concert tickets for Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony gave them to his work study management executive–in non-jargon, the efficiency expert–and received the following report after the performance: 1. For considerable periods, the four oboe players had nothing to do. Their number should be reduced […]

Continue reading

Imagination: There’s Just No Substitute

Creativity certainly helps in finding jobs. I say, don’t be boring. Don’t be predictable. Don’t be just another candidate. Stand out. Be Different. Use a little creativity. Here are some examples of people who used creativity to land a job: A person who had been out of work for four months saw an ad for […]

Continue reading

Cultivate Creativity To Grow Success

Paul was majoring in zoology at college.  One semester he took a course in the study of birds – ornithology.  For the final exam, Paul studied until he had the textbook nearly memorized.  He knew his class notes backward and forward.  He was eager to take the exam, certain of getting a good grade. The […]

Continue reading

Creating Sales Requires Creativity

A cartoon in The New Yorker magazine showed two assistants preparing a conference room.  One says to the other, “And don’t forget the little notepads in case one of them has an idea.” Good ideas in sales — that don’t look like a gimmick — are hard to come by.  They are certainly not a dime […]

Continue reading
>