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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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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:

“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.

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:

“Natural Innovation Can Occur in All Walks of Life” – Innovation Excellence

“Branding Strategy – 3 Ways to Invite Productive Strategy Input” – Brainzooming

“Harnessing the energy effect of everything you do” – Creative Something

“Universities get an “F” for innovation” – Innovate on Purpose

“Managing Risk with Your Innovation Portfolio” – InnovationManagement

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.

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:

“Forget Goal Setting, Focus On Systems” – 99U

“Good Leaders Are Willing To Change Their Mind” – Accidental Creative Blog

“On Being an Idea Champion” – The Heart of Innovation

“Successful innovators are “true believers”” – Innovate on Purpose

“Being wrong is right for creativity” – Creative Something

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.

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:

“Built to Spread” – Innovation Excellence

“Keeping yourself creatively motivated” – Creative Something

“Innovators are pattern breakers” – Innovative on Purpose

“Translating Unseen Needs into Innovations” – InnovationManagement

“Creativity Drives Business” – Creativity at Work Blog

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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