Brainstorming is NOT Creative

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Brainstorming is NOT Creative It probably wouldn’t surprise you to learn that many organizations, when faced with a challenge, brainstorm it to death. “Let’s all get together in the Conference Room and we’ll...

Looking for Little Things

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Looking for Little Things We often have this mistaken idea that a creative idea is a big idea.  The invention of manned flight, the cure for polio, the creation of the World Wide Web, and the development of a...

Thinking You Are Creative

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Thinking You Are Creative One of the most prevalent psychological misconceptions, or societal myths, is that we are either born creative or not.  That is, there are two kinds of people in the world:  the...

Creativity is About Connections

Creative Minds   A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity is About Connections One of the more persistent myths about creativity is that a creative idea is a totally original idea.  That is, to be creative one must be able to create ideas that have...

Creativity vs. Logic

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity vs. Logic Too often, we think logically.  Our education and experiences have taught us that logical thinking is planned, systematic, and dependable.  That’s true, but too much logical thinking crushes...

Are You Creative…or Not?

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Who’s the most creative person in the world?  A four-year-old child, of course.  Kids are known for asking an endless array of questions (“Why is the sky blue?” “How do birds fly?” “Where do babies come...