Be open-minded and embrace ‘me’ time
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Everyone has the capacity to tap into their create energy. See any new years resolutions here? Spark ideas for your World Creativity and I notation Week April 15-21?
Individual and collective creativity are the motors of innovation.
To prepare for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2016
(adapted from Citizen-Driven Innovation Guidebook issued by the World Bank)
Celebrating WCIW can be achieved on different levels; and each one is absolutely right.
This levels list provides you options from which to consider where you might contribute to a global shift in creative energy and expression during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21. All of them count. Whichever level you choose to engage in contributes to the world opening up for new potentials to emerge.
For WCIW we understand creating as generating new ideas, making new decisions and/or taking new actions that make the world a better place and make your place in the world better too. What might you do?
Do what you can, okay? I recently heard from a family in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada who decided to forgo watching television and using all other electronic media from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am for the WCIW April 5-21 week.
What are your plans? Post them here for others to see.
Here’s a great way to get inspired for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21. Engage in Buffalo State’s free online creativity course.
It’s a great way to learn/relearn about the discipline of creative studies and apply your insights to a meaningful project. Make sure to come back after the program to enter your creative/innovative act for WCIW 2015 April 15-21.
Amazing program. Tell family and friends. Valuable. Free. Get ready for WCIW 2015.
Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about!
Genius hour. Brilliant! What a great practice to start during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21!
Walter Isaacson, the author of definitive biographies of Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, finds that brilliant ideas invariably have a history, and that brilliant innovators are people who know how to build on the work of others to turn ideas into reality. As he puts it, “Only in storybooks do inventions come like a thunderbolt.” The Innovators repeatedly shows that coming up with breakthrough ideas is the easy part of innovation. The hard part? Turning those ideas into advances that are practical to implement—practical not only technically, but also commercially. Doing so, Isaacson emphasizes, requires not just an idea, but an ecosystem.
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty — that’s what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and throu…
Ideas for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21? Engage by making the ordinary extraordinary, as in this article… for example
Use psychologist Abraham Maslow’s inspiration to bolster your leadership and facilitation as WCIW 2015 catalyst. Other leaders may also find this wisdom helpful when looking for ways to embed the creative attitude in day-to-day life.
Yes, that’s right.
Who is the person or who are the people/groups leading the charge of celebrating creativity and innovation at your location from April 15 -21, 2015?
Don’t you agree that it would be great to give people around you (virtually too) a creative-thinking ‘boost’ during the World Creativity and Innovation Week celebrations?
Findings from a global 2012 survey conducted by Adobe, State of Creativity Study, (pdf here) support doing just that. Their global survey unveiled that
So here’s your opportunity to buck the trend for only one week every year: to celebrate the talents your people, customers, and/or suppliers have to generate new ideas, make new decisions and take new actions that make the world a better place and make their place in the world better too. WCIW April 15 – 21 is a time to explore your creativity, and help others do the same. It’s great when there’s some unbridled joy in the mix too.
So whoever your WCIW rep is your organization, make sure they subscribe to this blog for support and ideas. They can join our groups – World Creativity and Innovation Week Global (on Facebook) and World Creativity (on LinkedIn) – for updates and other connections.
Appoint someone today to be your go-to person for WCIW 2015 and give them the opportunity to create something wonderful and meaningful for your culture and organization.
BTW, What do you think about our hosting a world teleconference the week after WCIW 2015 to compare notes among organizational reps?