Melancholy and creativity


It is easy to understand that positive feelings can be beneficial to creativity, and creativity itself can create happiness and satisfaction. However, this does not mean that negative state of mind necessarily has to be counter to being creative.

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Creative Leadership: Tear down the hierarchies


The more horizontal and the fewer the steps between employees and the highest boss, the greater the creative potential of an organisation. In the small creative start-up company, everyone knows each other, both as individuals and professionals (knowledge, strengths, weaknesses).

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Creative leadership: Encouraging risk taking


Being the first with something new means by definition to take a risk. Will it work? Will it be accepted? Will it hit big? Will there be a payback on the investment?

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The moon and your creativity

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“Super moon”, 3 December, 2017

Is the moon and its cycle affecting our creativity? This question is especially pertinent tonight, when there is a “super moon“.

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To do or to talk about doing

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Sometimes our ego gets in our way of actually doing things!

The creative process often begins with a first brilliant idea, and then in our inner dialogue we paint in brilliant colors the amazing things we want to achieve. This is an important part of creativity, because if we fail to formulate our intention to ourselves, we have little chance to realise our dreams.

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Eight ways to boost your creative life energy

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Everything runs on energy, and so does your creativity. When it comes to creativity, the energy is not the kind of that could be counted in calories, but instead your life force energy, the one that in Eastern philosophy often is called Chi.

You can easily feel when your creative energy is high. You know the days when the sun is shining brighter, your stride is lighter, and you feel like taking on any challenge. Such days your mind is alert, and the thoughts are running lose.

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Thinking outside the box: One half of thirteen is eight


With our pattern thinking, we easily get caught up in a habitual way of approaching a problem. In school, we have also been trained to think convergently, i.e. to look for the one and only correct answer, instead of taking a step back, observing the world with non-judgmental eyes and reflecting on unexpected solutions to the problem.

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The Fosbury flop and creative leadership: Rewrite the rules


Most companies and organisations operate within a market or field where things by tradition are always made in a certain way and the business is therefore governed by the unwritten rules of that area. By following these unwritten established rules, you have to compete with all the others on the market and can only succeed by constantly becoming a bit better, a bit cheaper, a bit more effective.

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Trees falling without a sound, quantum mechanics, and creative problem-solving

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This is a well-known philosophical question, which many persons have been pondering on.

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The monk and the mountain climb


When we face a tricky problem, we often try to attack it with our logical thinking. This will often lead us right, but sometimes it may be worth taking a step back to consider the problem from another point of view.

Problem 1: Precisely at sunrise, a monk begins to climb a high mountain on a small path to reach a temple located on the top. The walk is laborious and he has to stop and rest several times. He arrives to the mountain top late in the afternoon and spends the night in the temple.

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