Weekend Reading: How to Harness Your Creative Power

June 13, 2014

Creativity will be the most important trait in business leaders, says a 2010 study by IBM. Few would argue -- innovation and creativeness are what increasingly drive successful companies and careers. So how do you get more creative? Here are 3 SlideShares that will help you harness creativity.

BRIDGING THE CREATIVE GAP

People divide themselves into “creatives” and “non-creatives” today, says Akram Saad, Nexus Training Solutions founder (and self-proclaimed creativity and innovation addict). Yet everyone can get back their creative edge, he says. It all starts with merging expertise, creative thinking skills and motivation.

A CULTURE OF CREATIVITY

Companies need to be creative to stay ahead, says Jeff Stevens, web content optimizer at Academic Health Center. Stevens reveals the psychological factors that stop us from fulfilling our potential, and gives tips for how to build a team culture that embraces creativity.

IMITATE THE PECULIAR

For big companies to innovate, sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone. This deck by Board of Innovation discusses six “peculiar” industries -- including dating and criminals -- that provide 30 controversial innovation tricks for your company.

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