A Quick Course in Creativity
by Paul McNeese This quick course in creativity is designed to give you a platform to stand on as we look at the various ways you can handle home, social and workplace situations, job-search details and career-path decisions. Let's examine what creativity might look like. Here are some of the ways in which creativity expresses itself. Perhaps the creative idea is one that mixes and matches items or ideas that haven't been combined in just this way before. A wonderful example of this comes from Anita Roddick, who founded the Body Shop, a chain of personal care products and stores. Or, perhaps the same item could be used in a different way. Perhaps you can take a new approach that works. Finally, you might use your creative powers to develop special mastery in areas that can contribute to workplace effectiveness. OK, now it's time to examine the process of creativity itself. First, there's PREPARATION. Now let's look at the ten keys to creativity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.