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Creative Thinking

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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Creative Thinking

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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Anxiety

Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert


 

How does fear affect our lives and creative work? Should we even try to "get over" the experience of fear?

Actor Natalie Portman once commented: “Fear is intrinsic to everything you do as a creative person."

Robert Maurer, PhD, a UCLA clinical psychologist, would probably agree.

He has interviewed many successful actors, writers and other creative people, and researched social and neuropsychological aspects of achievement and creative expression for many years.
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Anxiety

Living With A Racing Creative Mind


Stephen King has published some 54 novels and six non-fiction books, and has written nearly 200 short stories.

Even if you are not that prolific, you may still experience the intense imagination and racing mind that so many creative people live with.

An article by journalist David Ulin about King notes "In 1988, he astonished even himself by publishing five It's a daunting degree of prolificacy, but through it...
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