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Creativity at Work by Ros Taylor

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Introduction

I certainly never thought of myself as creative. I sang and performed in opera but I didn’t paint or compose or direct. That to me was ‘true’ creativity. I certainly didn’t see my work as a psychologist as remotely creative despite having to plan therapeutic programmes for each patient I saw.

Creativity was someone else, somewhere else. My partner at the time was gloriously creative, writing books on entrepreneurship and producing musicals. By comparison I felt unworthy. He discovered the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, home to Osborn and Parnes, the creators of brainstorming and the creative method. He would return from conferences with wonderfully wacky ideas. He told the story of a very large man with a very small ...

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