The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative

The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative

The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative

The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative


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Why do some people seem more creative, and how can you be one of them?

How can you have a continuous flow of actionable new ideas at work?

What does it take to think differently when you are surrounded by people who don't?

This guidebook is filled with useful, immediately actionable advice for applying your best thinking at work. You will learn to harness your creativity so you can:
  • Think more powerfully and originally.
  • Solve problems more effectively.
  • Give feedback that leads to innovation.
  • Spot thinking strengths in yourself and others.
  • Leverage change to your advantage.
  • Turn problems into possibilities.
  • Ask questions that lead to valuable solutions.
  • Make meetings more productive.
  • Get inspired to do your best work.

"Uncork all those ideas you've got bottled up inside you with this smart and engaging guide. You'll understand where creativity comes from, what stands in its way (Hello, Impostor Syndrome!), and how to engender creativity in others. Any innovation starts with taking a risk, so take a risk on this book. It will pay off in creative dividends" - Daniel Pink, New York Times Bestselling author of When, Drive, A Whole New Mind

"Your ability to be creative under pressure is what separates you from the pack. This book is full of practical tools and tips to help you unleash your creative brilliance." - Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940858920
Publisher: Ideapress Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Non-Obvious Guides , #5
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Haydon helps you maximize your creative strengths so you can do your best work. Through keynotes, workshops, and consulting, she trains individuals, leaders, and teams to find the unique spark that leads to deep engagement and productivity. An award-winning educator, Kathryn has written and spoken widely on creative learning and the secret strengths of outlier thinkers. She co-authored Creativity for Everybody (2015) and Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish Speaking Students (2012) and has written several chapters in edited volumes. Kathryn writes a monthly column for The Creativity Post, has written extensively for publications and journals, her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, and she is a published poet. Kathryn earned her BA in Spanish literature and culture at Northwestern Universityand her MS in creativity and change leadership from the acclaimed International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY, Buffalo.

Rohit Bhargava is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company and entrepreneur having started three successful companies. He is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original thinkers and speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books and teaches marketing and storytelling at Georgetown Universityin Washington DC.

What People are Saying About This

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"Your new go-to guide for transforming work through untapped creativity, ingenuity, and joy."
- Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One

"Creativity is the key to survival in the modern business world ... and this book is your perfect guide to making it accessible."
- Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work

"The tools and strategies in this book help you take your creative thinking to the next level, to be more consistent and deliberate about using thinking practices that elicit new ideas and result in valuable solutions."
- Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, and Executive Education Faculty, Duke UniversityFuqua School of Business

"As problems in the world mount, creative problem solving becomes an even more valuable skill. This book is a roadmap through the research and practice of maximizing your creativity and crushing your biggest barrier to more innovative work."
- David Burkus, author of Under New Management

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