When Does & How Does Creativity Happen?

Creativity Skills for Managers
od Samuel A. Malone
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The subconscious plays a vital role in creativity. Many famous inventions were inspired by dreams or serendipitous events. Creative people tend to be avid notetakers. Brainstorming is a great way t
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The subconscious is a storehouse of ideas and thus plays a vital role in creativity. Many famous people came up with their most brilliant ideas and inventions after a dream or were inspired by serendipitous events. All creative people like Leonardo da Vinci are great notetakers. Thinking creatively can be encouraged by having a positive mindset, adopting the right approach and having fun during the process of idea generation. New ideas may be triggered off by the acronym CAMPERS and other brainstorming techniques which can be a great generator of ideas.

About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 28 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have gone into foreign translations including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and second editions. Some of his books have been published in India. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a Member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers (MIIE). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).

  • Introduction
  1. When Does Creativity Happen?
    1. Role of the Subconscious
    2. Inspired by Dreams
    3. Notes to Inspire 
    4. Serendipity 
    5. Thinking Creatively 
    6. Summary of Chapter 1
  2. How Does Creativity Happen
    1. Five Stages of Creativity 
    2. Practical Creativity 
    3. The 4 Ps of Creativity
    4. How to Kill Creativity
    5. Creative Perspectives 
    6. The Range of Creativity Paradigms 
    7. Brainstorming 
    8. Techniques for Stimulating Creativity
    9. Suggestion Schemes
    10. Creative Problem Solving
    11. TRIZ
    12. Biomimicry – Creativity Inspired by Nature 
    13. Summary of Chapter 2
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author