Category Archives: Characteristics of creativeness

What if we have creativity all wrong?

What if creativity isn’t about novelty or usefulness?

What if creativity didn’t connect in people’s minds immediately to art, or special skill, or talent?

What if, instead, creativity describes freedom?

What if, instead of promoting creativity, we encouraged people to express their creativeness; their ability to create, to make new, to make a change?

 

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

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Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Read this article and choose one behavior to begin or use during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 and beyond. You’ve got nothing to lose.

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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

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Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative…

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Find yourself described in this article? Save the date to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.

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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

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They’re not lone geniuses, big-risk takers, or college drop-outs.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Qualities of successful innovators:
1) opportunistic mindset

2) formal education/training

3) high degree of persistence

4) prudence

5) social capital 

 

as well as a mission, long term vision, the ability to propel others toward innovation. 

 

Doable? You bet.

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Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

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We already knew that as Woody Allen has pointed out success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Continue in your work….  Live beyond the Santa Claus world that leads us to believe in a sudden insight, flash of genius. What if creativity is just about perseverance?  Hm?

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10 Ways to Overcome Creativity’s No.1 Crusher – World of Psychology

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“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt,” wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn’t have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade us to s

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

You can use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to bolster your (and others’) creative confidence

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Conversation about Creativity is Changing

Former US President Bill Clinton, Richard Florida, author of the Creative Class and Director of the Martin Prosperity Center,  & Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute discuss why creativity matters….and the importance of creative collaboration. At the Creativity Conference in Washington, DC, April 26, 2013.

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It’s great to see these kinds of conversations are happening, replacing the one’s people used to have – about who is creative and who isn’t.  Agree?  Imagine if that was the tone in 2001 at the Canadian Millennium Conference – there’s a chance World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 might not have come to be.

Thanks to Michelle James for the link to this video.