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Creativity at Work

Creativity at Work
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8 Secrets To Creative Thinking (Hint: Steal From Others) | Co. Design In the Fifties, I, together with just about every designer, was preoccupied with aesthetics and fashion. Design was the latest typeface in a modern layout looking like a Mondrian with lots of white space. That’s what I was taught in art school. I don’t remember when I changed. That was sixty years ago. And there’s another thing about the situation today that designers must recognize. But that’s not the way it is now. So, if anyone who can type can do much of the work previously done by well-paid specialists, what’s left for the designer? [One of Gill’s signature visual puns: "Smoking a pipe makes you…seem more elegant] The Culture has given them preconceptions about what’s exciting, what’s interesting; and most designers spend their time trying to emulate what’s supposed to be hot, what’s current, what’s trendy. How can you extricate yourself from this avalanche of white bread, so that you can be an original thinker? Process If the job is for a dry cleaner, go to a dry cleaner.

Carol Dweck Explains The “False” Growth Mindset That Worries Her | MindShift | KQED News Carol Dweck has become the closest thing to an education celebrity because of her work on growth mindset. Her research shows that children who have a growth mindset welcome challenges as opportunities to improve, believing that their abilities can change with focused effort. Kids with fixed mindsets, on the other hand, believe they have a finite amount of talent that can't be altered and shy away from challenges that might reveal their inabilities. Dweck believes educators flocked to her work because many were tired of drilling kids for high-stakes tests and recognized that student motivation and love for learning was being lost in the process. In an interview with The Atlantic, Dweck explained to reporter Christine Gross-Loh all the ways she sees growth mindset being misappropriated. False growth mindset is saying you have growth mindset when you don't really have it or you don’t really understand [what it is].

publish a book? If you've never truly considered writing a book, take another look at the rubbish filling bookshelves at airport kiosks. The "authors" of that stuff are laughing all the way to the bank. While English majors and real literary types are screaming at each other in the stuffy halls of academia or the pages of The New Yorker, these clowns are quietly rehashing tired plots and making millions for it. You're a smart person, so we see no reason you shouldn't take a crack at making bank as well. (Heck, even if you're a ding-bat, we think you should give it a try. Al Gore's books sold millions.) Here's how you too can tap into the wallets of all those gullible readers out there. 1. The first rule of getting a book published is to avoid writing a book. Agents -- what do they do, exactly? An agent is a separate individual who performs much of this filtering process. Agents, in turn, don't particularly like reading 300-page manuscripts either. But you say, "Wait. (Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Creativity 1Share Synopsis To be creative can be as simple as seeing something everyone else sees, but thinking what no one else thinks about it. What does it mean to be creative? Creativity is effective novelty. How do creative people think? Creative people tend to utilize a wide range of thinking skills. We have another book in the works that will describe additional strategies for thinking that are common to creative people. In fact, a by-product of having many creative avocations is that creative people have a wider range of knowledge, experience, skills, and techniques to mix and match in novel, interesting and unexpectedly useful ways. Do creative people think differently from ordinary people? Not really. Are creativity and intelligence the same thing? Intelligence and creativity are not the same thing. So high test scores and great grades do not necessarily set creative people apart, especially when young. What can people do to improve their creative potential?

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions | MindShift | KQED News By Eduardo Briceño A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. As more and more people learn about the growth mindset, which was first discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, we sometimes observe some confusions about it. Recently some critiques have emerged. Of course we invite critical analysis and feedback, as it helps all of us learn and improve, but some of the recent commentary seems to point to misunderstandings of growth mindset research and practice. Confusion #1: What a growth mindset is When we ask people to tell us what the growth mindset is, we often get lots of different answers, such as working hard, having high expectations, being resilient, or more general ideas like being open or flexible. Confusion #2: To foster a growth mindset, simply praise children for working hard Deepening our understanding over time

A Glimpse and a Hook The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you’ve got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less. It’s unfair, it’s imprecise, and there’s a good chance that I make horrible mistakes, but there’s a lot more of you than me, and while hiring phenomenal teams is the most important thing I do, I’m balancing that task with the fact that I need to build product and manage the endless stream of people walking into my office. But here’s a glimpse. The First Pass Your Name. Company Names. Job Description and History. Other Interests and Extracurriculars. So, we’re done. Before we move to the second pass, let’s talk about the parts of your resume I didn’t look at and never will. Professional objective. Yes, it does, but I still don’t read it and it’s not because there isn’t good content there, it’s the time issue. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include this objective in your resume. Skills. Summary of Qualifications. The Second Pass

Innovation / creativity / happiness Is Your Leadership Innovative? Are your leadership actions impeding innovation? Are your change initiatives successfully implemented and delivering the benefits you expected? How is YOUR behavior impacting their ability to delivery results? Innovative Leadership – Critical to Create a Culture of Successful Innovation Many traditional leaders spend more time perfecting their golf swings than they do updating their ability to lead in this interconnected and dynamic business environment. Innovative leadership is the type of leadership that allows already successful leaders to raise the bar on their performance and the performance of their organizations. An innovative leader is defined as someone who consistently delivers results using the following: While others differentiate leadership from management this definition includes both because, to fully implement innovative change, the organizational leaders need to both set the strategy and be sufficiently involved in the tactics to ensure innovation and changes happen.