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We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Science Says Doing This 1 Thing Makes Everyone at Work Better” – Inc.
It’s become increasingly difficult to keep top talent around. Research published by Gallup indicates that 6 in 10 millennials are open to new job opportunities, and a study by LinkedIn shows that over the past 20 years, job-hopping has nearly doubled in the first five years after graduation. So how do you build a culture that inspires people to stay? Continue Reading

“How Einstein Looked at Problems” – The Heart of Innovation
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” – Albert Einstein
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“The Creative Entrepreneur: Living the Dream [Podcast from Rainmaker FM]” – copyblogger
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Jason Schuller, a designer and maker of things for the web. His MO is always focusing on elegant simplicity, endlessly being inspired by awesome creative people, and relentlessly learning by making mistakes… Continue Reading

“3 Ways to Improve Your Creativity at Work” – Psychology Today
Do you feel under pressure to be more creative at work? If you’re nodding your head, you’re in good company. Studies have recently found that creativity is now one of the top skills most workplaces are looking for in their employees, as they struggle to differentiate themselves in an increasingly… Continue Reading

“5 Ways On How To Boost Your Creativity At Work” – Startups Kenya
On a scale of 0-5 how creative would you say you are? Zero being not creative at all and five extremely creative. The beauty of the world we live in, we have people who would say they are extremely creative and those that say they are not creative at all. The good thing if you are the latter you can learn to be creative and stay creative… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


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We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“How To Write To-Do Lists That Make You Happier At Work” – Fast Company
You may not like planning things, but your brain does. There’s evidence, for example, that the experience of planning your vacation helps you to enjoy it more when it actually happens. And as I wrote recently for Fast Company, even writing to-do lists that go uncompleted can give you a productivity… Continue Reading

“10 Tips for Unleashing your Creativity at Work” – Entrepreneur
Innovation is the lifeblood of any successful company today. For many companies, however, the pursuit of innovative ideas is missing a key element (something typically not associated with business professionals): creativity. Nurturing your creative self is the only way to truly unlock your strategic mind and bring your business skills to bear… Continue Reading

“5 Ways to Foster Creativity at Work” – QuickBase
If you want your team to be more successful, then you need to create a creative work environment. Creativity is very important to organizations that want to solve new problems, fix current ones and be innovative in their industry. A report by Overbury of 2,000 employees found that 59 percent felt that development of new ideas is vital to their companies… Continue Reading

“America’s Monopoly Problem” – The Atlantic
Botanists define a rheophyte as an aquatic plant that thrives in swift-moving water. Coming from the Greek word rhéos, meaning a flow or stream, the term describes plants with wide roots and flexible stalks, well adapted to strong currents rather than a pond’s or pasture’s stillness. For most of the 20th century, U.S. lawmakers worked to maintain… Continue Reading

“The Untold Story of Facebook Live” – Fast Company
On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head-to-head to make their case for why they should be America’s next leader. The stage also doubled as Facebook Live’s coronation. The social giant partnered with ABC to live stream the debates via Facebook Live, putting the much-hyped feature… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

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Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“4 Assumptions About Risk You Shouldn’t Be Making” – HBR.org
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The line is instantly recognizable as the conclusion of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. And, the misunderstood poem helps to highlight how innovation-seeking executives need to reframe the word risk… Continue Reading

“Four steps to innovating your workplace” – Happy Melly
When I deliver workshops the participants are always buzzing with ideas. My objective is to help them to start implementing the learning right away. A solution I’ve found helpful is to commit to micropractices. This is a concept I learned when I completed the Personal Leadership certification… Continue Reading

“Innovation in Education is Overrated” – My Island View
As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them… Continue Reading

“Four Things To Do Outside The Office To Boost Your Creativity” – Fast Company
To be successful, businesses need innovation, and that requires creative thinking. Former advertising agency creative director Jack Foster says ideas are the “wheels of progress,” and warns that without them “stagnation reigns.” “There’s never been a time in all of history when ideas were so needed or so valuable,” he writes in his book How To Get Ideas. “We live in an age so awash with information that at times we feel drowned in it… Continue Reading

“How to Think Optimally” – Abundance Blog
Thinking optimally will allow you to achieve your best results. Being a positive thinker is often equated with being confident and assured, thinking in terms of success, and believing that you deserve the best that life has to offer. And, of course, these are all good things. However, positive thinking can lead you astray. Here are some of the traps you could fall into… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


This is a guest post from the MindEdge Report. For more professional development videos, visit www.mindedgereport.com.

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, argues that the greatest barrier to innovation is rooted in human nature: the instinctive desire for comfort and control.


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We are always looking for the latest noteworthy Creativity news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Take ‘Steps’To Dramatically Improve Your Creativity In 2016” – Forbes
Turns out walking turns us into magic-making machines. Being a believer in the collective benefit of creativity, it’s in my interest to share with you this creativity tip. It’s easy, scientifically proven, and personally tested. Start walking on January 1st and experience 60% more and better ideas… Continue Reading

“Jack Doresey wakes up at 5 in the morning every day to meditate” – Business Insider
As the full-time CEO of both Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey probably has a stressful schedule. So it’s no wonder that Dorsey makes meditation a daily part of his routine… Continue Reading

“Van at 50” – Creative Review
Shoe brand Vans has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with a campaign promoting its links with art, fashion, music and sport. We talk to global VP of marketing Fara Howard about the new ads and the brand’s approach to social media and experiential marketing… Continue Reading

“McCann Japan hires first artificially intelligent creative director” – The Drum
McCann has appointed an artificial intelligence creative director AI-CD β, who will be attending McCann Worldgroup’s new employee welcoming ceremony on April 1, along with 11 new college graduates… Continue Reading

“How virtual reality will grow in 2016” – Mashable
2015 was the year virtual reality finally shed its niche status and made real inroads into mainstream culture. From the early years, back in 1838 with the introduction of the Wheatstone Stereoscope, to 1968 and the debut of Ivan Sutherland’s head-mounted display (considered to be the first VR headset by some), to the founding of VPL Research in the ‘80s by Jaron Lanier (who coined the term “virtual reality”), today’s VR devices have been a long time coming… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge at www.mindedge.com.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


Lessons in Creativity: The Six “I”s of Innovation

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In his book Creativity & Innovation, author Adrian Brown defines innovation as “the process by which an organization generates new ideas and converts them into new products, business practices, and strategies that create shareholder value.”

Below is a brief summary of the Six “I”s for Innovation, which are interrelated aspects of successful innovation for an organization.

The Six “I” of Innovation
  1. Inspiration – The creative impulse of the imagination.
  2. Imagination – Our ability to see beyond what is and consider what could be.
  3. Ideas – The products of our original thinking.
  4. Insight – This happens when we see the heart of a problem or situation.
  5. Invention – The translation of our ideas into products and services.
  6. Implementation – The introduction of our inventions to a market.

Organizations that encourage these six “I”s are more successful in translating innovative initiatives into successful business outcomes.


This is an excerpt from the MindEdge Learning online course entitled Creativity in Teams and Organizations ($79).



MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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We are always looking for the latest noteworthy Creativity news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“20% Of Your Time At Work SHOULDN’T Be “Working”” – Officevibe
Though it may seem ridiculous for most managers to consider this, it is something that has led to many innovations and advances in different fields. The basis is simple, have an employee (or group) take some time every week to work on something that will benefit the company… Continue Reading

“Inspiring leadership and the need for a creative, empowered workforce” – The Guardian
Running a company is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of command and control, when bosses could click their fingers and expect the workforce to fall into line. Today’s employees – whether they are baristas serving cappuccinos, engineers working with complex circuitry… Continue Reading

“Can Creativity be Taught? Results from Research Studies” – Creativity at Work
In 1968, George Land conducted a research study to test the creativity of 1,600 children ranging in ages from three-to-five years old who were enrolled in a Head Start program. This was the same creativity test he devised for NASA to… Continue Reading

“What does creativity feel like?” – Creative Something
What do we mean when we say we “aren’t feeling” creative? If at the end of the day you don’t feel a sense of creative accomplishment, does that mean you haven’t been creative? I’d argue feeling uncreative might simply mean your belief of what creativity should feel like… Continue Reading

“How Snapchat Is Bringing Back The 1970s TV Experience” – Fast Company
Snapchat Discover, launched in January, was a counterintuitive offering from the messaging app. The Discover tab features a selection of channels that are based around brands, including Comedy Central, Food Network, CNN, and BuzzFeed. Unlike Twitter, YouTube, or modern-day television… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge at www.mindedge.com.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


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We are always looking for the latest noteworthy Creativity news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“The Dynamics of a Creative Team” – InnovationExcellence
In my research of creativity in startup and mature companies I found that the ability of the team to hold productive debates was critical to that team’s creativity level. Not only that individuals in the team… Continue Reading

“Do you do meditation? Meditation boosts creativity, researchers say” – Web Writer Spotlight
Meditation, the practice of sitting in complete silence with eyes shut, palms facing upwards, focusing on your breathing and bringing your mind’s attention to the present without drifting into concerns about… Continue Reading

“How to Harness Creativity and Innovation in Your Career: 3 Tips I’ve Learned” – HuffPost
One thing I have learned about growing a business through my own experience co-founding a nontraditional marketing agency is that it’s crucial to always keep thinking of new ways to be creative and innovative. No matter what you’re selling… Continue Reading

“Barely scratching the surface” – Innovate on Purpose
It’s funny to me to read about the impending death of innovation, or how innovation doesn’t add any value, or how often you can read about new innovation methods or techniques… Continue Reading

“Are Your Projects Delivering Business Value?” – Bright Hub PM
Only about 37% of projects are successful. Why? Because not enough time is taken to determine the project’s value to the business. Learn why and how to use the Value Equation to plan better projects… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge at www.mindedge.com.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


We are always looking for the latest noteworthy Creativity news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Are You Afraid to Focus” – Blogging Innovation
The business world moves so rapidly these days it’s a wonder anyone can keep up. While this create stress, it also opens up a host of opportunities for those with the vision and passion to pursue them. However, like a kid in a candy store… Continue Reading

“The Law of (Content) Attraction” – Copyblogger
You may have heard of the “Law of Attraction.” This is the idea that if you think about something enough, it will quasi-magically appear in your life. At its most simplistic, it can get pretty silly — the equivalent of thinking… Continue Reading

“How to Source Suggestions from a Reluctant Team Member” – 99U
Last article, I challenged you to listen for “tell me what to do” from your people and suggested ways you might move them from level 1 “Tell me what to do” to Level 2 “I think.” This starts to shifts the burden of action from you, the leader, to them… Continue Reading

“Innovation decreases with knowledge” – Innovate on Purpose
Did the headline of the post grab your attention? Did you think I was going to assert that dumb people are better innovators? Nothing of the sort. However, I think I can positively assert that bringing all of your… Continue Reading

“Visioning Requires Patience” – InnovationManagement
Not knowing when you are going to get that breakthrough idea is what makes creativity equally magical and frustrating. Bringing yourself closer to creating something innovative and useful requires the cooperation between two contrasting states… Continue Reading

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge at www.mindedge.com.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


We are always looking for the latest noteworthy Creativity news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Creativity.

Here are recent links of interest:

“10 Smart Things To Do Every Night” – Abundance Blog

“Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right” – Blogging Innovation

“The largest barrier to creativity is the one we set for ourselves” – Creative Something

“Do The Simple Thing First: The Engineering Behind Instagram” – Fast Company

“Innovate your processes before innovating your products” – Innovate on Purpose

If you spot news of interest about innovation, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge at www.mindedge.com.

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