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Creativity snippets with Barbara Wilson and Tracy Stanley discusing the creative process, flow and mindfulness and mind wandering

Creativity snippets with Barbara Wilson and Tracy Stanley discusing the creative process, flow and mindfulness and mind wandering

May 23, 2022

This is a conversation about the importance of being in flow for the creative process, and the benefits of both mindfulness and mind wandering. We stress the value of incubation and that the process of creativity may be more satisfying than the end result!

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets with Barbara Wilson and Tracy Stanley - Assumptions, facts and wicked problems

Creativity snippets with Barbara Wilson and Tracy Stanley - Assumptions, facts and wicked problems

March 2, 2022

Barbara and Tracy discuss assumptions, facts and creative problem solving. 

They underline the importance of exposing and challenging assumptions in order to understand wicked, or complex  problems.

Reference is made to the ladder of inference proposed by Chris Argyris, and you can read more about this here.

Peter Senge proposed the left hand column exercise in his Fifth Disciplinary fieldbook.

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - Reflections and learning about creativity in 2021

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - Reflections and learning about creativity in 2021

December 9, 2021

Barbara and Tracy reflect upon their highlights from 2021.

In particular they remember the writings of both Mihalyi  Csikszentmihalyi, known for his work on flow and the systems approach to Creativity,  and Edward de Bono, best known for his concept of six thinking hats. Sadly, both of these creativity experts died in 2021.

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - the importance of using image and metaphor in Creative Problem solving

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - the importance of using image and metaphor in Creative Problem solving

September 29, 2021

Barbara and Tracy discuss the importance of images and metaphor in Creative Problem Solving. They reference Gareth Morgan and his metaphor of the organisation as a machine, and the image work of Marjorie Parker and Karmoy.

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - Random thoughts on being creative

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy - Random thoughts on being creative

August 26, 2021

Barbara and Tracy reflect upon processes for opening up to creativity. In particular, randomness of ideas and techniques that can help with getting to randomness.

The podcast refers to Dr Jesvir Kaur Mahil who is hosting the Creativity & Culture Conference, scheduled to take place online on Saturday 18 September 2021. This will be the 5th annual Creativity & Culture Conference hosted by University for Life and the theme this year is “The Creative Power of Stories”.

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing ‘Asking Questions’

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing ‘Asking Questions’

July 29, 2021

Barbara and Tracy discuss asking open questions, and how and where to use them sharing their experiences with coaching and creativity facilitation..

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com, and Tracy at tjstanley.com.

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Mindsets

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Mindsets

July 4, 2021

Barbara and Tracy discuss: what are mindsets, how do they develop, how to change them and why they are important in creativity.

They reference Carol S. Dweck and The New Psychology of Success.

Edward de Bono who has recently died was discussed as one of the original thinkers in the world of lateral thinking. 

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com and Tracy at tjstanley.com

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Procrastination v. Incubation

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Procrastination v. Incubation

May 31, 2021

Barbara and Tracy discuss procrastination, incubation and creativity in this episode of creativity snippets.

They refer to several sources and the links are shown here:

Adam Grant TED talk

BBC article on Procrastination

Professor K Gilhooly

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com and Tracy at tjstanley.com

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Habits

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Habits

April 23, 2021

In this episode Barbara and Tracy discuss habits, what they are, and how we can change them

They reference the ideas on changing habits, of both  Charles Duhigg

and James Clear

 

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com and Tracy at tjstanley.com

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Conditions for creativity

Creativity snippets from Barbara and Tracy discussing Conditions for creativity

March 26, 2021

Barbara and Tracy discuss the importance of nurturing creativity using a greenhouse metaphor. They consider the importance of leadership, collaborative teams and taking risks in organisations.

Reference is made to Goran Ekvall. and his work on innovative climates.

You can find more about Barbara at barbara-wilson.com and Tracy at tjstanley.com

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