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Why Creative People Are Rarely Seen as Leaders

We are in love with the word <i>Eureka</i>, and for a good reason. Creativity is magic: it’s the ability to create something out of nothing, to make …

Creativity

Wharton Professor Says Procrastination Is An Incubator For Creativity

<i>These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Adam Grant, Wharton professor, New York Times writer, author of Give and Take and Originals, on Quora.</b><p>Q: How has being a white male shaped …

Cynicism Is a Toxic Mental State that Inhibits Creativity

<b>Cory Booker:</b> I have a saying that I’ve come to really believe in and it’s very simply never allow your inability to do everything to undermine your …

How To Tap The Only Three Types Of Creativity

There are three and only three ways to create. They come from connective, component and blank page creativity. That’s it. Those three. If you want to “<i>make new things or think of new ideas</i>” as Webster defines creativity, you must do one of these three.<p>• Do you see disparate things you can pull …

Creativity

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Creativity and Data: The New 21st Century Paradigm

<i>By John Snyder, Grapeshot, CEO</i><p>As a Brit in America, Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. In a fragmented world, there still is nothing like the Big Game to bring the country as well as the entire globe together. Like many, I tune in as much for the commercials as the actual …

How To Kill Creativity (And How To Rebuild It)

Many of our organisations , without realising it , act as inhibitors of innovation.<p>Rules and protocols are put in place — often for very good …

Innovation

How to Use enum and Enumerations in Swift

You’ll see a snippet of code in the left side code window<p>At the lower center, you’ll find the <b>Run</b> button. Click that button to make your code compile …

Why We Need Leaders To Be Confident In Their Creativity

Most organizations are striving to be more innovative these days, and in my last post I looked at the impact curiosity can have on those efforts.<p>Today, I’d like to look at the role leaders can play in setting a good example for their followers. It comes after a recent study found that leaders play …

All those office perks? They're ruining creativity.

It's a new year and that means new bean bag chairs. Chances are high that someone in your office — the Chief Innovation Officer, perhaps, or the Senior Motivational Poohbah — will decide that your firm is not innovative enough, not creative enough, for the year 2016. Action will be taken. Free …

Creativity

Study Finds Sarcastic Comments Boost Creativity

Sarcasm is best known as the lowest form of wit, often by those who are often burned by it. Most people encourage you to avoid using it in daily …

Maurice Sendak on Storytelling, Creativity, and the Eternal Child in Each of Us: His Marvelous Forgotten 1970 Conversation with Studs Terkel

On the lifelong pleasure of “having your child self intact and alive and something to be proud of.”<p><i>“One of the most powerful men in the United States is a dark-haired young bachelor with a mobile face, who was born in Brooklyn in 1928.”</i> So wrote Brian O’Doherty in his 1963 <i>New York Times</i> profile of</b> …

Literature

9 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills - I am programmer

<b>Solving programming puzzles</b> is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new …

Programming

Holiday gifts for the busy parents and kids in your life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year I make the same pledges to myself at holiday time: Get started early and take time to find those unique gifts that deliver more authentic oohs and aahs than presents from a last-minute run to the mall.<p>And every year it's the same story. I am one of "those" people who is online or …

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26 Inspiring Gifts To Share With Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Religion inspires people to do amazing things -- whether it’s forming an interfaith coffee collective in Uganda or repurposing metals used for war into beautiful jewelry.<p>When you're deciding what to get your loved ones this holiday season, consider an organization that was fueled by faith to …

Stop Shop for Plastic-Free Products

<b>This section contains information and resources on plastics, plastic types, plastic alternatives, and the effects of plastics on health and the</b> …