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10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity

“Don’t consider yourself creative? Nonsense. James Webb Young likened the production of ideas to the production of cars- there is a definitive process involved. Here are a few simple steps you can take next time you’re in need of an idea.” 10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity.

The Importance Of Ritual To The Creative Process

“In order to practice creativity properly, there are two things you need to do: Know enough about creativity to practice the right things. Set aside the time to create rituals that lead to habits that support your creative practice.“ via The Importance Of Ritual To The Creative Process | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs

Some interesting ideas around the power of creative pairs/teams and what is required to make them work: “Joshua Wolf Shenk’s new book out this week, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, draws on academic research, historical evidence, and original reportage, to explore what makes creative partnerships tick, from a foundation of trust to a spark that ignites when two people are “as alike as identical twins and as unalike as complete strangers.” via Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs | Inc.com.

Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs | Inc.com

“Joshua Wolf Shenk’s new book out this week, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, which, drawing on academic research, historical evidence, and original reportage, he explores what makes creative partnerships tick, from a foundation of trust to a spark that ignites when two people are “as alike as identical twins and as unalike as complete strangers.” I spoke with Shenk about why the lone genius is a myth, creativity is inherently social, and what really makes co-founders turn on each other.” via Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs… Read more Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs | Inc.com

7 Common Traits Of Highly Creative People

“Creativity isn’t a talent. It’s a way of operating,” said John Cleese.We’re all creative beings at heart. It just so happens that some people are better at expressing that side than others. So here are 7 common traits found in highly creative people – and some advice on how you can be more creative yourself. via 7 Common Traits Of Highly Creative People.

How to Create a No-Fear Culture

“Nothing tanks workplace culture faster than fear. Researchers at Harvard Business School and Penn State found that fear in the modern workplace has reached epidemic levels, dissuading employees from speaking up and voicing important issues” Decrease fear in the workplace by: Rethinking entitlement (and power structures) Be a truth-seeker Limit the rulebook Measure systems, not people Find a feedback channel How to Create a No-Fear Culture | Inc.com.