The Progress Principle and Creativity

I've been a BIG fan of Teresa Amabile for years.  Dr. Amabile is currently the Director of Research at Harvard University and has written extensively about creativity--what helps it and what hinders it. She's just published a jewel of a book called The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at [...]

The Progress Principle and Creativity2017-04-17T12:20:52-07:00

The Sweet Spot of Expertise

What role does KNOWLEDGE play in the innovation process? Teresa Amabile suggest that to be innovative you require two things: * Domain relevant skills: do you have knowledge, technical skills and talent to produce germane solutions? * Creativity-relevant skills: do you have the cognitive skills and personality traits associated with creative performance? One may have [...]

The Sweet Spot of Expertise2017-04-17T12:20:53-07:00