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Creative Thinking

Be More Playful To Be Creative

How can being more playful help us be more creative?


Actor John Cleese (who has made a career of being playful in the “Monty Python” series and a number of movies) has referred to research by the late UC Berkeley psychologist Donald MacKinnon, who studied creativity in different groups of people.

His research looked at differences between highly creative architects and those with less ability or achievement. Cleese summarized the difference between...
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Emotional Intelligence for Innovation


One definition of emotional intelligence is "the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically."

This skill or capacity of emotional intelligence is important for living well in general, of course, and also for individual creative expression, and for nurturing business success and innovation.

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Attitudes to be creative and more innovative


"I don't see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way - artistically." Lady Gaga

How do attitudes we hold about ourselves and the world impact our creative thinking? Can we change those attitudes to be more creative?

In her research publications and book The Creativity Challenge, KH Kim describes a model and series of concepts for helping children and adults be...
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