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How to become a more fluent creative thinker (Part 1)

How much of a fluent creative thinker are you? What is standing in your way to becoming a more fluent creative thinker? How can you boost your creative fluency? Let’s seek answers to these questions in today’s column as well as the next. Setting the scene: At Thinkergy, we draw upon four psychological parameters (that […]

10 Ways to Turn Everyday Moments into Creative Inspirations

10 ways to turn everyday moments into creative inspirations

Here you go again: You face a creative challenge and you desperately need ideas on how to resolve it. You think hard about ideas, but the harder you think, the more blocked you become. But have you ever realized that your everyday life is overflowing with creative inspirations? You can easily turn these cues into […]

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Analytical Thinking ("cognito ergo sum")

How analytical thinking complements creative thinking

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it”, said the American entrepreneur and inventor Henry Ford (founder of Ford Corporation), and IBM founder Thomas J Watson Sr. concurs: “All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The […]

Secrets of Idea Development

The well-kept secrets of idea development

In the last column, we discussed the five levels of creativity (and the related types of creativity tools) necessary to produce outstanding innovation. One of those levels is Idea Development. Unfortunately, few people know that this level even exists, and even fewer know how to master it. Why? The inner workings of Idea Development have […]

Why creative leadership really matters (Part 2)

Why the evolution of creative leaders really matters (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, my last column discussed some current fundamental threats to everyone’s well-being: Sustainability. We live well beyond our means and consume more resources than the planet can continue to produce. The financial system. A poorly-controlled financial system threatens to spiral out of control and wreck the world economy. Labor. A dwindling workforce must […]

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Creative leadership evolution

Why the evolution of creative leaders really matters (Part 1)

The need for creative leader development is one of the most important and hottest emerging trends in business. A few weeks ago, I completed a new book on creative leadership development that will hit the international book market by the end of this year. The book introduces a proprietary creative leadership development method named Genius […]

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Year of the Horse

Creativity in the Year of the Horse

Kung Hai Fat Choy, Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow sees the start of the Year of the Horse, specifically the Wood Horse. What inspiration can we get from the horse to help us flourish and succeed in the coming twelve months and beyond? Adopt characteristics of the horse to ride on the Year of the […]

TIPS Preferences 2

How do you prefer to think, work, interact and live? (Part 2)

Do you know how you — and everyone else on your team — really tick? In our increasingly complex and dynamic business environment, self- and team-awareness are more important than ever to use the talents and strengths of a team. For that reason, I have developed a ‘people’-oriented innovation profiling system called TIPS. TIPS is […]

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TIPS Preferences 1

How do you prefer to think, work, interact and live? (Part 1)

Wouldn’t it be great if you understood what made everyone on your team tick — including yourself? I’ve been working on a people-oriented innovation profiling method that I call TIPS. It’s based on my observation that people orient themselves towards one or two of these four dimensions: Theories and knowledge (T); Ideas (I); People (P); […]

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