Creativity & Innovation

Creativity Innovation Simplicity
Characteristics of Creative People and Cultures Some Characteristics of Non Creative People and Cultures Miscellaneous


Comments on Suggestion Schemes - based on comments from TR-DEV and CREA-CPS, September 2000

Excellent Set of Articles on Creative Thinking from Robert Alan Black Ph.D.

Why do so few scientists (and others) make significant contributions

The Affect of Emotional Intelligence on a Modern Organisational Leader's Ability to Make Effective Decisions Paper from Samuel E. Bliss

People, Not Technology: The Key to Successful Change Management Paper from Samuel E. Bliss

Promoting free thought and creativity as one of four core company values: Address by President Higashi at the 1997 Employee Induction Ceremony (Tokyo Electron)

Library of articles at

Current Creativity in the Marketplace Summaries and Links from Amanda Besemer

Writing as Creative Design By Mike Sharples, University of Sussex, U.K. RECOMMENDED

Creativity in Science and Engineering

15 Ways to be More Creative

Flat and Boundaryless Organisational Structures From Dr. Les Pang, an excellent article, quick to read, with examples from industry


Creativity is an Individual Act Interview with John Hunt, Plowden Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School

Working Paper: Models for the Creative Process by Paul E. Plsek Reviews Creative Thinking Models defined since 1908, discusses the common themes of these models and outlines 'The DirectedCreativity Cycle: A Synthesis Model of the Creative Process'

Harvard Project Zero Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.

Presenting the Case for Music This fascinating article follows the Channel 4 series (May 1996) 'Music and the Mind' presented by Professor Paul Robertson, Visiting Professor of Music at Kingston University and leader of The Medici String Quartet . The article comments on the link between music and right brain activity and also links to recent research findings from Switzerland, summarised in plus MUSIC minus MATHS equals... ?

Polaroid Creativity Lab: 20 Lessons Learned by Suzanne Merritt , Insight Art©

Introduction to Creativity These ten steps to creativity are from Acro Logic .


Diffusion of Innovation A concise, 11 slide presentation

Industrial Innovation in Austalia - Its Anatomy, Life Cycle and Benefits

The Innovation Diffusion Game

The Art of Srategic Innovation Interview with Costas Markides, Professor of Strategic and International Management, London Business School

Winning 1995 UK Government Publication promoting the message CHANGE, EMPOWER, LEARN, INNOVATE, WIN

Leadership and Innovation: Report on the Thunderbolt Thinking Leadership and Innovation Study

Developing Ideas for Innovative Products Master Thesis at Department of Control and Engineering Design Technical University of Denmark. Lots of useful information and links.

The Influence Of Leadership, Individual Attributes, And Climate On Innovative Behavior: A Model Of Individual Innovation In The Workplace Susanne G. Scott, Ph.D.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity 'Written and hosted by John Lienhard and KUHF-FM, Houston, The Engines of Our Ingenuity tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity'. The program uses the record of history to reveal the way art, technology, and ideas have shaped us. Episode topics range from cable cars to Civil War submarines, from the connection between Romantic poets and Victorian science to the invention of the bar code. 1583 examples of innovation as of 10 December, 2000

The key elements of technological innovation From CENTRIM (Centre for Research in Innovation Management), Faculty of Business at the University of Brighton, UK

A Primer in Diffusion of Innovations Theory by Roger Clarke Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

The Innovation Diffusion Game by Alan AtKisson A tool for encouraging participation in positive cultural change - or for doing something different at your next party


Need Innovation? Start by Locking Up the Tech Toys How overuse of Powerpoint, email and other e-tools reduces the signal:noise ratio - or how more means less. From Fortune Magazine Vol. 142, No. 14 December 18, 2000

Simpler Work An excellent book and an excellent web site

Characteristics of Creative People and Cultures

Characteristics of Creative People On line article

Ten Characteristics of Creative People

Breakaway Minds The personal characteristics of creative people. Howard Gruber Interviewed by Howard Gardner

32 Traits of Creative People From Robert Alan Black, Ph.D.

Definitions of Creativity From Robert E. Franken, Robert W. Weisberg, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Thinking Like a Genius: Eight strategies used by the super creative, from Aristotle and Leonardo to Einstein and Edison by Michael Michalko

Quotations on Creativity from Howard Gruber Founder of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

The Gift of Saturn: Creativity and Pyschopathy From Antonio Preti MD. Includes Introduction: The Difficult Definition of Creativity Very good paper to aid understanding of the creative personality.

Creativity in Science and Engineering From Ronald B. Standler. An excellent article! Also includes a summary of Sternberg's Theory of Creativity

Social Dynamics and the Paradox of Leading an Innovative Team From Helga D. Hohn, Associate professor with Henley, Mangement College, Nederland

Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu holder of more than 3,000 patents.

Talent Development Resources exploring talent and giftedness -information & inspiration to enhance creative expression An excellent site

Workers' creativity needs room for risk in order to grow By Richart Hodgetts - Special to the Sun-Sentinel Web-posted: 6:04 p.m. Mar. 9, 2001

Valuing Diversity


Eccentrics are healthier Summary of acticle from Examiner (USA)

Touch of madness breeds creativity This paper was published on November 13, 1997 by The Cavalier Daily, Inc., at the University of Virginia

Some Characteristics of Non Creative People and Cultures

23 Blocks to Creativity

Blocks to Creativity (in the classroom)

Clearing Innovation Road-Blocks From Delphi Creativity

Crushing Creativity out of State Education in the UK How Government interference and stupidity is destroying the profession in the UK.

Establishing Big Brother using covert channels and other covert techniques From Dr. Yvo Desmedt, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Closed minds

Conditioned Thinking

Cult Checklist Cults are not just religious groups - check the behaviour in your organisation against this cult checklist

Warning Signs of Cultic Behaviour Published by Free Minds Inc.

Defintion of a Cult From the American Heritage Dictionary

For comprehensive and respected information on cults, the Apologetics Index is an excellent. resource. This is provided by the American Family Foundation

The Great God Hoax Some cult hoaxes

Research Resources on the Jehovah's Witnesses Cult Take a look at this if you think that those people who ring your doorbell and try to sell you the Watchtower are just harmless eccentrics. Click here for Dilbert's comment on Doomsday cults


Papers written by John Seely Brown Includes organisational learning and knowledge management

An Introduction to Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation From William M.K. Trochim, Cornell University.

You want to do an action research thesis? 'How to conduct and report action research (including a beginner's guide to the literature)' Very good guide, especially if you are already familiar with the Soft Systems Methodology.

Serendip Serendip is both an expanding forum and a continually developing set of resources to explore and support intellectual and social change in education, in social organization... and in how one makes sense of life

How do You Prevent a Creative Block? Survey Results Indicate Taking a Break May be the Best Medicine From The Creative Group

How storytelling ignites action in knowledge-era organizations Background and summary of a book by Stephen Denning The Springboard shows how storytelling can help transform an organization and enable the organization reinvent itself as a new organization

Enriching Your Practice with Complex Systems Thinking by Mary Ann Allison

PowerPoint Resource Center From Acadia University. Masses of useful resources to help in getting your ideas across - but don't forget that over long, over complex presentations are a turn off! More than six slides is probably too many.

Digital Studio From Sonia Coleman More useful resources on PowerPoint and digital graphics.