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Linda Naiman
Works at Creativity at Work.com
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When it comes to creativity, execution is the killer app! 
Turn ideas into action, put creativity to work, and develop strategies for innovation. #creativity   #leadership   #coaching  
Creativity and Innovation coaching will help you and your team find solutions, turn ideas into action and improve business performance.
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Interesting..
 
"Most people toggle between the imagination network and the executive attention network; when they are hyper focused on the world, their inner stream of consciousness is ignored, and when they tap into their inner self, their executive attention is suppressed.
Not so with creative people. The latest neuroscience of creativity suggests that creative people have greater connectivity between these brain networks that tend to work in opposition in most people. This messiness of creativity at the neurological level mirrors its real-life complexity. Both at the level of personality—which tends to be riddled with paradoxes and contradictions—and process, which is often nonlinear, experimental and serpentine, creativity is a messy matter. Simply put, creative people have messy minds."

Nice preview of our new book "Wired to Create" in TIME Ideas about embracing your inherent contradictions for creative growth! Written with the awesome Carolyn Gregoire.
Creative work harmonizes our contradictions
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A good read. What if you made your own life a work of art? #creativityatwork   #art  
Those who immerse themselves in their pursuits show courage in exploring their inner selves and in getting past worrying about what others think.
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Inspiring article. Ferren asserts that the summit of performance is an art — be it in leadership, zen archery, or war strategy. #art   #leadership   
A celebrated proprietor of R&D ateliers explains how companies can cultivate the rare people who create miracles.
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Fascinating -especially the insight on “emergent” group intelligence 
By pressing the niqab issue, the Conservatives helped cause a sharp downturn in already soft NDP support in Quebec
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Sadly CANADA is not on the list of world's top innovative countries #innovation #economy
Which are the world's most technologically cutting-edge countries?
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Deepak Chopra says, “Gratitude opens the door to … the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe,” and I believe that to be true. He also says, “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” #creativity #gratitude

Scientific studies prove there is a link between gratitude and creative problem solving. Find out how to cultivate gratitude and enhance creativity.
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Interview with Linda Naiman: Imagination + Creativity + Empathy + Innovation = Value Creation

Linda Naiman is our most recent member to our global partner network. Located in Vancouver, Linda is a respected author in the field of collaborative creation and founder of Creativity at Work, an innovation consultancy specializing in developing creativity, leadership, and innovation in organizations. This interview first appeared on www.ageofartists.org (AoA).

AoA: Linda, your magic formula is Interview with Linda Naiman: Imagination + Creativity + Empathy + Innovation = Value Creation Let’s start with the result. What do you refer to as value?

Read more https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/interview-linda-naiman-imagination-creativity-empathy-dirk-dobiey
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Great idea! Tech companies including Adobe are investing in artists to improve creativity. #tech #art #creativity
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Is your glass half empty or half full?

The ability to perceive the world in new ways is one of the key attributes of successfully creative artists, scientists and entrepreneurs. Skills in perception give us the ability to see what others don’t see, find hidden patterns, and make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas, objects, or events, that lead to new conceptions, or solutions to problems.

Peter F. Drucker observed that perception and mood are key factors in finding innovative opportunities. One way to change your perceptions is to reframe the way you look at things.

“The glass is half full” and “The glass is half empty” are descriptions of the same phenomenon but have vastly different meanings. Changing a manager’s perception of a glass from half full to half empty opens up big innovation opportunities."

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Perception and mood affect how we see innovation. Peter Drucker said describing a glass as half empty or half full, has vastly different meanings.
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Informative read on IT #innovation
A look at four major IT-based strategies—or digital disciplines—by which CIOs can enable their companies to create unique customer value and attain market leadership.
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Create A Crucible For Creativity And New Discoveries

One of the biggest barriers to moving forward is the fear of failure. If leaders don’t make it safe to fail, employees will never take risks. The alchemists used the crucible to contain experiments and hold the heat of fire. They accepted failure as part of the process of discovery.

We need crucibles in groups to contain the heat of discussion, experimentation, and failure, to make it safe for people to explore, experiment, delve into conversations that matter, so we can create the conditions for brilliance to emerge. You can create crucibles for transformation through storytelling, to build rapport, create a shared experience, and spark new insights. Storytelling is an effective team-building agent, because it gives people the opportunity to be seen heard and understood.

#alchemy   #leadership   #creativity  
What makes the alchemy of leadership relevant to business leaders? Alchemy is the art of transforming leaden thinking into the gold of wisdom and producing extraordinary results.
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    creativity and innovation expert, 1997 - present
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Hello and welcome!

I post here about personal interests, including arts, creativity, science, social media, and random inspirations. 

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IBM identified me as a "creative leader" and one of 40 chosen for their study on "Cultivating organizational creativity in an age of complexity"
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