How to become a super hero with Creative freedom?

Written by: Lana Leas-Roy Recently I have read a number of articles how many companies around the globe such as Dropbox, General Electric , Github, Grant Thornton(US) and even locally in SA, Investec etc. are giving their staff various physical freedoms such as unlimited leave, shorter working hours, freedom to wear comfortable clothing at work as well as longer paternity …

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When was the last time you had a really good creative idea? Maybe they come to you when you’re drifting off to sleep. Or perhaps you just don’t have time to let the creative juices flow. As the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day shows, there are many reasons why we should make space in our daily lives to think, dream …

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Help the donkey to walk less to get water: The Dichotomy of Creativity Workshops

Written by: Lana Leas-Roy I have been contemplating this for a while and has been reinforced by Nick Skillicorn from IdeastoValue.*. It is the difference between what counts as success for you and your business, and what counts as success for the facilitators which many companies bring in to “Do Innovation” or “Build team creativity” for a day. Most “innovation” …

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The Problem with Prize-giving ….it lacks Creativity!

  Written By: Lana Leas-Roy Founder and Chief Unicorn – Goats2Unicorns “Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.” – Edward de Bono Last night I attended the end of year graduation and prize-giving for my son who has …

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How HR can play a big role in developing the 21st Century demand for Creativity.

In the globalisation era, to compete and sustain in the long run, a business establishment must be creative and foster the culture of creativity by tapping the competency of human resources. And in this business of uncertainty, risk and volatility, creativity plays an important function towards creating a competitive advantage for organizations. Many researchers have suggested that creativity makes an …

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The Disappearance of Creativity – Who is the Culprit?

Written by: Nick Skillicorn ; Chief Editor and Founder of Idea to Value – Oct  8th 2017 All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? What has happened over those formative years to remove a person’s ability to come up with great new ideas? …

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Can kids really be Creative in “Creative Writing”?

  Written by: Lana Leas-Roy Last week while running a course on Creativity at a particular school I was asked by the English teacher – how can I help my students to be more creative in their creative writing abilities? I said to her, “How can your students be creative if you tell them what to write on, what to …

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Creativity is a Skill not a Gift!

By: Lana Roy (CEO Goats2Unicorns) I recently read a great article which follows from this paragraph that looks at the fact that Creativity is for everyone and not a few select individuals. Many argue that Creativity is a gift not a skill but this is incorrect as it t has been proven time and time again that we are all …

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