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Creativity in action

Taal:  English
The aim of this book is to release the innate creativity within you, and to provide actual exercises and examples of creativity in action.
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This book shows you how to release and develop your innate creativity so that you can create novel and innovative products, services and processes, as well as solve problems and improve your current business practises. 

Creativity techniques such as individual and group brainstorming, forced association, and reverse thinking are explained and examples of each are provided.

The book also explains how to give your current creativity a boost as you apply it to your life and work.

About the author

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has now been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management.

  1. An Introduction To Creativity 
    1. What Is Creativity? 
    2. Do We Become Less Creative As We Age? 
    3. To Be Creative Is To Have A Questioning Attitude 
    4. Lateral Thinking 
    5. Creativity Can Be Developed 
  2. Make Time For Creativity 
    1. Busyness Is The Enemy Of Creativity 
    2. Creativity Requires Time 
    3. Thinksomnia 
    4. Creativity Is Our Greatest Resource 
    5. Make Creative Thinking A Priority 
  3. Generating Ideas Through Brainstorming 
    1. Group Brainstorming 
    2. Improving Group Brainstorming 
    3. Individual Brainstorming 
    4. The Best Time For Brainstorming 
    5. Examples Of Brainstorming 
  4. Creative Problem-Solving Techniques 
    1. Introducing The Think Tank 
    2. Want To Write Greeting Card Copy? 
    3. Say The Opposite Of What You Mean 
    4. Do The Opposite Of What Is Normal 
    5. The More You Practice The Better You Get 
  5. Physical Movement Activates The Brain 
    1. Take Frequent Breaks From Work 
    2. Capture Those Fleeting Ideas 
    3. Don’T Spend Breaks At Your Workstation 
  6. Ways To Boost Your Creativity 
    1. Other People Can Stimulate Your Creativity 
    2. Music While You Work 
    3. Laughter And Creativity Mix Well 
    4. Get Organized 
    5. What You Eat Is What You Get 
    6. Get Plenty Of Sleep 
    7. Merge More With Nature 
    8. The Power Of Attitude And Gratitude 
  7. Practice Creative Thinking 
    1. Kick-Start Your Thinking 
    2. Individual Brainstorming 
    3. Getting Real With Your Creativity Development 
    4. Avoid Functional Fixedness 
    5. Quick Tips For Stimulating Creativity 
Over de auteur

Harold Taylor