Top 50+ Creativity Posts


UPDATED 10/2/2015

My Creative Team has a weekly feature highlighting the latest information on creativity. This post selects – in no particular order – the 50+ best creativity posts we have featured this year. Let’s get going:

Creativity Boost #1 – Creativity is one of the key topics we discuss here at THINKing. So, we decided to develop a series of posts that focuses on ways to boost your creativity. Today’s boost: the mindtrip.

Creativity Boost #2 – Today’s boost is about an urban photo adventure to inspire your creativity, and we’d like to see examples of your work. So, let’s use the Flickr tag creativityboost.

Creativity Boost #3 – Today, we’re heading to the dictionary for a creativity boost.

Creativity Boost #4 – Now that I’ve published my book, Born Creative, I’m researching additional exercises to help boost your creativity. Here’s a new one.

The 5% Creativity Challenge – Most of us don’t have the staff and resources to disappear for weeks on end, but we all have the ability to schedule two, one-hour thinking sessions each week (5% of a 40 hour week).

How To Boost Your Creativity Quotient – Want to be more creative in your thinking and your life? Try these techniques to increase your creativity quotient.

10 Commandments For Creatives – 1. Give space, time and energy to your creativity.

January Brainstorm – A few ideas to get your little gray cells percolating as we jump into 2012.

Think Like A Child To Achieve More – Kids often have a clarity to their goal setting that adults can learn from.

How To Improve Your Creativity – It’s all about improv.

How To Boost Creativity – Here are some tips on how to boost your creativity, whether that be on days where your mind is particularly hazy, or when you feel stuck, waiting for the metaphorical lightbulb to go off.

29 Ways To Stay Creative – Simple, effective ways to keep your creativity engine running.

21 Brainstorming Techniques – Here are some ways to get your little gray cells percolating.

Creative Thinking And Idea Magnets – How do those creative people also surround themselves with other idea people? Here are some thoughts on how to be an idea magnet.

How To Find Your Creative Sweetspot – Everyone has a creative sweet spot—a time during the day when you’re just better than your normal self. Studies show this! So the question is, when is yours?

Imitation – The Cornerstone Of Creativity – Many usually attribute negative connotations to the imitation. Without really understanding the role it plays in our society, our learning process, and our development of creativity.

7 Habits Of Highly Creative People – Make a habit of these seven practices, and you will be highly creative in your field.

Make Yourself More Creative – Focus can be the enemy of creativity, and experiments back this up. Students whose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder impairs their ability to focus perform better on creativity tests.

Want To Quickly Measure Your Creativity? – When your brain connects ideas together, it’s using creativity to do so, and a test using this theory can measure your creativity.

How To Be Creative – Creativity is not magic, and there’s no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill.

20 Reasons People Get Their Best Ideas In The Shower – Could it be that shower stalls look like incubation chambers?

Your Creative Brain Power – Some people exercise imagination more often than others. By exercising these neurons extensively, they cause them to grow together into a neural network, resulting in mental habits for imagination. Try this exercise to stretch your creative muscles.

8 Lessons For Modern Day Creatives From Leonardo da Vinci – The lessons of Leonardo and his time are not confined to the history books – here’s what they have to teach modern artists and creators.

Maximize Your Brainpower – 1000 new ways to boost your mental fitness.

4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese – There’s a certain generation (or two) that owes its twisted, awkward, scorchingly black sense humor to John Cleese. Here are four lessons he has learned about creativity.

How A Good Mood Ramps Up Creativity – Contrary to being a time waster, taking time to do something that boosts your mood could make you more creative and efficient.

Creative Thinking Ideas From The 100 Most Creative People In Business – This article pulls a single creative thinking idea or creative lesson from each of the 100 profiles.

How To Boost Your Brain – Scientists have been linking the benefits of physical exercise to brain health for many years, but new research is making it clear that the two aren’t just simply related; rather, it is THE relationship.

61 Online & Social Media Resources For Motivating People To Create –  The headline says it all.

Reverse Brainstorming – Reverse brainstorming helps you solve problems by combining brainstorming and reversal techniques.

The New Rules Of Creativity – Here are six new findings about creativity.

30 Essential iPad Apps For Creatives –  Let’s look at 30 different apps spanning several categories that can help designers and creatives out with everything from jotting down notes and wireframing to staying on task.

40 Web Design & Development Resources For Beginners – We aim to give you an overview of a few things things that are essential to a well-rounded knowledge of web design.

Color Theory Reference Sheet For Designers – From warm and active to cool and passive, this wheel explains how best to use color.

50 powerful Time Savers For Web Designers – Not only do web designers need to have a good understanding about visual design, typography, information architecture, psychology and a plethora of other disciplines; in our work, we need to take care of so many details, so that our job becomes more and more time-consuming, requiring dozens of tools, attention span and an effective workflow for beautiful, timely and functional results.

50 Tools Which Can Help You In Your Writing – This is an old – but still relevant – list of tools to give your writing a boost.

Mark Twain On Originality – Is combinatorial creativity plagiarism? Let’s ask Mark Twain.

5 Effortless Postures That Foster Creative Thinking – Literally sitting outside a box, rather than in it, makes you more creative, according to new psychological research.

201 Ways To Arouse Your Creativity – Creativity is like sex. You fumble your way through, you get lost in it, you fall in love. Both are passionate, rhythmic, pleasurable, and flowing. Both can bear fruit. And both can rack your soul with vulnerability, bliss, fear and awkwardness.

Daily Creativity: Double Page Spread – Every day, open a sketchbook and create anything you want on two facing pages, or the double page spread (DPS).

Brainstorm Like A School Lunch Tray – In brainstorming, we need to get beyond the old adage: there are no bad ideas. How? Compartmentalize.

How Geniuses Think – Geniuses, it seems, don’t stop at the first answer, or the second, or – you get the picture.

Creativity Lessons From Charles Dickens And Steve Jobs – Creativity is the most essential skill for navigating an increasingly complex world. Here are a few ideas from Dickens and Jobs on how to be more creative.

How Exercise Could Lead To A Better Brain – For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower.

Can Creativity Be Taught? – In a word: yes!

Disney Brainstorming Method – It is said, that film producer and innovator, Walt Disney used to think-up and refine ideas by breaking the process into three distinct chunks. The dreamer, the realist, and the spoiler (or critic).

Where Do The Best Ideas Come From? – Every great idea stems from some source of inspiration.

10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – #1 – Steal like an artist.

Two Things That Kill Creativity Daily – These everyday facts of life may seem inconsequential, but they’re really stealth creativity killers.

How To Harness The Power Of Uncommon Sense – Being consistently and distinctively different means understanding your beliefs and sticking to them.

Dilbert On Creativity – According to Dilbert, creativity is being completely random.

Harry Hoover

About the Author

Harry Hoover
Harry Hoover is a partner in My Creative Team, the agency that makes Fortune 1000 clients look good. His communications career spans 35 years and runs the gamut from print and broadcast journalism, government and corporate communications to advertising and public relations agencies. He is the author of Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

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