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Maria Trautmann On November - 2 - 2010

10 best articles on creativityCreativity needs constant care and feeding. Here you’ll find 10 articles with creative exercises, tips, and activities; all geared toward helping you develop the best creative solutions. Next time you’re stuck for ideas or inspiration I hope you’ll find something here to fire up your right brain.

On Creativity

by Andy Rutledge

“By this definition, creativity is merely a tool; it does not convey skill. For a dedicated few, though, this inborn capacity is then further augmented by certain disciplines, including:

  • ongoing curiosity,
  • the desire and habit of looking more deeply into things than others care to,
  • the habit of comparing stimulus with result, and
  • a habit for qualitative discrimination.”

7 Great Tips To Boost Your Creativity

By Daniel Pintilie

  1. Usually, creativity comes after many hours of work
  2. When you are thinking about a concept it means that you are working
  3. Be very relaxed when you are working
  4. Creativity increases from multiple opinions
  5. Take breaks
  6. Read blogs and study portfolios as much as you can
  7. Pay attention to the psychologist pieces of advice

How to Create Creativity

by Martina Skender

“The Latin word creatio was originally applied solely to deeds of God. Only later, in The Renaissance Period – when man first recognized his own ability to create something new into existence – the word creativity became used for describing human accomplishments.”

AHA! Great Moments in Creativity

by Mitchell Ditkoff

“While nobody can deny the fact that some people seem to be blessed with particular creative leanings (i.e. Mozart at 4), research has shown that anyone can increase their chances of coming up with new and original ideas – even have the much sought after AHA! experience – that is, IF they would only immerse themselves in the little understood process of creation.”

The Secret to Creativity

By Jeffrey Baumgartner

“Before you even think about generating ideas, you need to turn your problem into a challenge. Because if you start generating ideas to solve the wrong problem, you may have great ideas – but they will probably be lousy solutions.”

Ten Great Ways to Crush Creativity

By Paul Sloane

  1. Criticize
  2. Ban brainstorms
  3. Hoard problems
  4. Focus on efficiency not innovation
  5. Overwork
  6. Adhere to the plan
  7. Punish mistakes
  8. Don’t look outside
  9. Promote people like you from within
  10. Don’t waste money on training

How to survive creative burnout

By Scott Berkun

“But the day it hits you, the world seems suddenly grey. What was once fun and challenging feel stupid and annoying. Or perhaps the things that used to motivate or move you don’t resonate at all. You feel nothing for them. It all just seems like so much more crap to deal with. If this sounds familiar, or you fear that this day is in your future, this essay is for you.”

7 Rules for Maximizing Your Creative Output

by Steve Pavlina

  1. Define a clear purpose
  2. Identify a compelling motive
  3. Architect a worthy challenge
  4. Provide a conducive environment
  5. Allocate a committed block of time
  6. Prevent interruptions and distractions
  7. Master your tools

9 Attitudes of Highly Creative People

by Darren Rowse

  1. Curiosity
  2. Seeing Problems as Interesting and Acceptable
  3. Confronting Challenge
  4. Constructive Discontent
  5. Optimism
  6. Suspending Judgment
  7. Seeing Hurdles as leading to improvements and solutions
  8. Perseverance
  9. Flexible Imagination

Real Creativity

By Seth Godin

“I think that inventing the unimplementable is a fine hobby, but it’s also a bit of a crutch. Yes, of course we need big visions and big ideas, but not at the expense of the stuff you can actually pull off.”

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