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“If you put fences around people, what you get is sheep.”
“The innovator has to be a warrior. People are far better critics than they are creators.”
The Innovation Convergence Network 2001 meets in Orlando at the Disney Institute, June 3-6. Call (407) 827-4455.
The Creative Problem-Solving Institute meets June 16-21 in Buffalo, NY. Call (716) 689-2176.
Join those interested in Appreciative Inquiry – a dialogue process of learning together – in Baltimore, 9/30-10/3. Enroll here.
Did you know the average business traveler will spend …
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EBrary is the library of the future. Free searches and full text viewing of books, periodicals and printed information. Get on the list to be informed of their opening.
Visit Paul Plsek’s site at Directed Creativity. Paul says that we have solved most of the easy-to-solve problems in industry with analytical tools. What remains are the intractable ones – the hard-to-solve problems that require creative thinking.
ThinkSmart includes a library, an idea workout gym, and learning modules. Take their instruction on mindmapping in 8 easy steps.
Listen in on an Innovation Conversation held by Fast Company. A major interest is maintaining a culture or ecosystem that sustains innovation.
Need to borrow someone else’s art? Have a look at:
Plsek, Paul E. Creativity, Innovation, and Quality. Milwaukee: ASQC Quality Press, 1997.
Richards, Dick. Artful Work: Awakening Joy, Meaning, and Commiement in the Workplace. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1995.
Russell, Peter & Evans, Roger. The Creative Process. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
Fear is the vicious thief of creativity. Eradicate all forms of it, including the little voice within yourself that has an opinion on everything. Someone once said. “I may not be a good writer, but I am a fearless one.” Take courage to put your ideas out into the world. The only failure would be not living up to the creative in you.
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