Fear and Courage and Creating

“The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse What fears and anxieties are holding you back from expressing yourself more creatively?…

Pushed to Excel – Part 2

[Continued from Part 1] What does creative excellence take? In his article How to Win American Idol, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman refers to research by Rena Subotnik and Linda Jarvin,…

Pushed to Excel

“I push people beyond what’s expected of them. I believe that is an absolute necessity.” How much does forceful mentoring help students achieve excellence, and when does it become abusive?…