Three Ways to Squash Creativity

by Lynn S. Schwebach Artists go through the same ups and downs as anyone in any job. And believe it or not, nurturing and feeding one’s own creativity parallels how managers nurture—or squash their employees’ creative ideas. In fact, artists do not own any secret processes that feed creative output. In addition, the same “downers” …

Three Foundational Tips for Creative, Effective Leadership

by Lynn S. Schwebach An environment of spreadsheets and analytics seems far removed from art studios, but those who study motivation and problem solving say there is much to learn from studies on creativity, and it directly applies to the business world. According to management researchers, it’s a specific type of leadership that ultimately motivates …

Strive to Be Creative

by Lynn Schwebach  When I hear people say they aren’t creative, I shudder. To me, it’s the equivalent of saying you don’t have any hemoglobin. It’s nonsense. Our culture has a way of dividing us when we’re young into categories: scientific or artistic, verbal or quiet, visual or nonvisual. These categories unfortunately lead to labels, …