Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

Creativity in Times of Crisis

A crisis is a call for humanity as well as creativity. When what we have learned to know as normal is suspended we need to use our creativity to develop new concepts and behaviors. In these unprecedented times we have … Continue reading


How Does Traveling Boost Creativity?

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity. 9 Things You Can Do to Become More Creative. Have you seen lists like these? Then you know that traveling is typically one of the  suggestions people have for increasing creativity. Yet, the average … Continue reading


Awakening the Inner Artist

I’m sitting in a coffee shop with my sketchbook, drawing the mugs hanging above the counter. I take out my water pen and rub it over the graphite pencil sketch to make it look more artsy. That feels pleasurable, and … Continue reading


Is Creativity a Hard or Soft Skill?

“Your weapons. You will not need them.” – Yoda, Star Wars According to Linkedin, creativity is the most important skill in the world. Creativity is not merely a gift; it is a skill that can be learned and taught. But … Continue reading


The Five Criteria to Develop a Culture of Innovation

If you ask managers, employees or executives whether they want to work in a company that has a culture of innovation, most will say yes. Why does this sound so attractive? Innovation is associated with rapid success, disruptive innovation and … Continue reading


Failure — Driver for Creativity

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams   Is failure a mandatory step in achieving mastery? This is the question that art historian and curator Sarah Lewis examines in her … Continue reading


The Transforming Power of Play

What if there was a way to turn things you dread into games? Former philosophy professor Antanas Mockus had an intriguing and wildly successful idea to do just that when he was elected Mayor of Bogota, Columbia, in 1995. One … Continue reading