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Creativity at Work

Linda Naiman, the creativity catalyst behind this site, is on a mission to transform the way people live and work through creativity, imagination and innovation. If you are looking to develop your personal creativity and organizational innovation, this site is for you. It’s worth a trip to this site to learn some new creativity tips, discover fun facts and the latest research and to read essays on creativity. Don’t miss Linda’s portfolio of creative illustrations.

Creative Center of the Universe

We were inspired when we came across this truly innovative site on creativity. Try some of the 104 creative exercises for the creative side of your brain or subscribe to Heads Up! Newsletter and receive FREE News, Quotes, Right Brain Workouts and other creative stimulation. While you are there, click on “Creative Think” and order a Creative Whack Pack from Roger von Oech’s site.

If you have been told you need to start “thinking out of the box” or “getting more creative,” this is the website for you. While originally based on the eight creative talents framework described in Lynne Levesque’s book Breakthrough Creativity, this website has expanded recently to provide many more tools and techniques for leaders seeking to become more productive, effective and creative.

The Book

Levesque, L. (2001). Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents. Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publishing.

Suggested Creativity & Innovation Resources

  • Ayan, J. (1997). Aha! 10 ways to free your creative spirit and find your great ideas. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
  • Bryan, M., Cameron, J. & Allen, C. (1998). The artist’s way at work. New York, NY: Quill.
  • Buzan, T. (1984). Make the most of your mind. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Florida, R. (2002). The rise of the creative class. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Gardner, H. (1993). Creating minds: An anatomy of creativity seen through the lives of Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi. New York: Basic Books.
  • Grossman. S.R., Rodgers, B.E., & Moore, B.R. (1988) Innovation, Inc: Unlocking creativity in the workplace. Plano, Texas: Wordware Publishing.
  • Gryskiewicz, S.S. (1999) Positive Turbulence: Developing climates for creativity, innovation, and renewal. San francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Hesselbein, F., Goldsmith, M. & Somerville, I. (Eds.). Leading for innovation and organizing for results. New York, NY: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kao, J. (1996). Jamming: The art and discipline of business creativity. New York: HarperBusiness.
  • Kelly, T., & Littman, J. (2001). The art of innovation: Lessons in creativity from IDEO, America’s leading design firm. New York, NY: Doubleday.
  • Leonard, D., & Swap, W. (1999). When sparks fly: Igniting creativity in groups. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Mays, Matthew E. (2007). The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation. New York, NY: Free Press.
  • Michalko, M. (1998). Cracking creativity: The secrets of creative genius. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press.
  • Starko, A. J. Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of curious delight. White Plains, NY: Longman Publishers.
  • Sweeney, J. (2004). Innovation at the speed of laughter: 8 Secrets to world class idea generation. Minneapolis, MN: Aerialist Press.
  • Wycoff, J. (1991). Mindmapping: Your personal guide to exploring creativity and problem solving. New York: Berkley Books.
  • Comaford, C. (2013). Smart Tribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together. New York, NY: Portfolio / Penguin.
  • Goldstein, D.B. & Kroeger. O. (2013). Creative You. New York, NY: Atria Paperback.
  • Tyson, J. (2014). Adventures in Innovation: Inside the Rise and Fall of Nortel. John F. Tyson.

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