Archives for Innovation

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

Being Sensitive But Rocking The Boat


Being creative is not some kind of personality trait; you need to have more than just creative ideas or innovative possibilities, you need to actually do something in the world: record that song, write a book or article, put together a smart phone app.

As author and entrepreneur Seth Godin says, “What you do for a living is not be creative, what you...
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Consciousness

Michael Gelb on How To Be More Creative


In his writings and presentations about being creative, Michael Gelb addresses many topics, including being sensitive and creative:

"Every sound and every silence provides an opportunity to deepen auditory attunement; but city sounds can be overwhelming and cause us to dull our sensitivity.

"Surrounded by noises from televisions, airplanes, subways and automobiles, most of us 'tune out' for self-protection."

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Consciousness

Ada Lovelace, Innovation and Imagination

" the real."
Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace, was a daughter of poet Lord Byron, and worked with polymath Charles Babbage, who called her The Enchantress of Numbers.

The computer language ADA was named after her, in recognition of her work that helped originate software and computers.

Ada Lovelace talked about her passions for creative imagination and math:

"Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently ... It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL...
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Creative Thinking

Idleness and Being Creative


"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble." - Agatha Christie
We may feel pressured to stay busy and keep producing, but is there some value for developing creativity in being idle for a time?

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