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The Discipline of Creativity

Managers can’t afford to rely on haphazard, hit-or-miss approaches to idea generation. Ideas must fit with an organization’s strategy or take it in a new, purposeful direction, and they must solve real problems for stakeholders. A new seven-step process for idea generation is designed to help managers understand their problems deeply, generate tangible ideas for solutions and translate those ideas into action.

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In Defense of Delay

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A new book, “Wait: The Art and Science of Delay,” argues that while snap decisions can be important in times of danger, our brains need time to assess other factors and resist what economists call “present bias.”

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How to Build Your Creative Confidence

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It’s a false construct to divide the world into the creatives and the non-creatives, says IDEO founder David Kelley. He helps business people “turn fear into familiarity, and they surprise themselves. That transformation is amazing.”

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Is There a Tweaker Driving Innovation On Your Team?

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Innovation doesn’t just come from the geniuses who come up with completely original ideas. Instead, it’s tweakers like the engineers in the British Industrial Revolution and Apple’s Steve Jobs who take existing ideas and turn them into something better.

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The Neurological and Creative Toll of Digital Overload

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If you’re like a lot of people, during your work day you might check 40 websites. You could be switching between programs such as Word and Excel and your email application 36 times an hour.

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Creative responses to the downturn

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While layoffs make headlines, some companies are finding creative ways to respond to the recession.

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Motivated to innovate

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Looking to spark innovation in your R&D workforce? Look for employees who are motivated by intellectual challenges — but not by job security.

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Inside Pixar’s Creative Culture

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Pixar has an impressive record of producing hit movies -- from Toy Story to Finding Nemo to WALL-E.  In the September issue of the Harvard Business Review, Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar, describes the corporate culture that helps the studio stay creative.

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Secrets of a collaborative, creative culture

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Want your employees to generate great ideas together? Try hooking your coffee machines up to a network. At least, that's one of the insights John Seely Brown shared in a speech on creativity at the University of Southern California earlier this year.

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