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Breaking through the inertia of no.
Kathryn Haydon MSc
Deep souls are often misunderstood. Worse, they are regularly criticized, which usually results in a deeply held belief that something is wrong with them.
Here are four ways to learn from sea glass collecting to improve your creative thinking agility, as well as your freedom and potential prosperity.
Outliers, contrarians, nonconformists . . . these are little-understood thinkers who have what it takes to rethink assumptions and discover truly innovative solutions.
IBM conducted an internal study on growing and sustaining efficient and effective innovation teams.
As we approach the final quarter of 2020, I can predict the number-one issue that businesses are going to face as a fallout from the pandemic: parents at the end of their ropes.
A recent report predicted that by 2030, one-third of Americans will need to find a new line of work.
The term design thinking or human-centered design has been gaining steam for at least a decade in contexts as varied as education and finance.
Let me share the story of one of my favorite leaders to illustrate The Four C Model and how creativity can grow over time in an individual—or stay distinctly personal.
Once you have identified and started to use your strengths more deliberately, it is easier to spot them in those around you.
Have you ever thought deeply about water? How would you describe the taste of water?
Prototype mode allows us to test the ever-changing marketplace in real time and fail fast if need be.
Divergent thinking is ideational or visionary in nature. It involves rigorous gymnastics of the mind that lead to unexpected solutions.
To start your own ripple effect, toss a few stones in the water by building on your own creative thinking strengths.
The consistent practice of creative thinking tools and strategies will help you loosen the groupthink for yourself and your team as you continue to break through the inertia of no.
Any time you set out to make something new—a poem, an article, a product, a theory, or a change to a system, you (likely unknowingly) engage in the universal creative process.
Have you ever met someone whose eyes shimmer with joy? Have you ever consciously tried to smile with your eyes? It’s a skill we’d all best improve today.
State your problem: We have no income. Turn it into a possibility question: What might be all the ways to bring in new streams of income?
Believe it or not, creativity is made for times like these! Creativity is our secret weapon to thrive in the face of change and it can inoculate us against the contagion of fear.
How to shift momentum in your life.
Have you noticed that there aren’t enough tender feelings towards others in the world today? Have you noticed the same at work?
Many people believe that creativity is willy-nilly and chaotic. It’s not, or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Done right, creativity is an in-depth process that uses a full spectrum of thinking.
How can deep souls survive this holiday season and maybe even have a little fun? Here are five possibilities.
One year our family spent weeks traveling to visit with with several different groups of people. We went to many gatherings and dinner parties.
Deliberately expressing gratitude is not only the right thing to do; it’s an exercise in creative thinking that helps break through inertia.
Getting unstuck at work.
Did you know that the state of your personal creativity can make or break your year?
Over the last decade, talk about the importance of creativity-related skills in business has skyrocketed.
Have you ever encountered institutional inertia?
Whether you need a statistic about creativity to present to the hiring managers on your team or you just need a reminder of how important creativity is.
There is something that sets apart Generations Y and Z that few have recognized as influential on their professional lives: federal education law.
Kathryn Haydon, MSc, is an innovation strategist, speaker, and author who helps teams and individuals activate and maximize their creative thinking and innovation potential.