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Perfect Phrases for Creativity and Innovation: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Break-Through Thinking, Problem Solving, and Inspiring Team Collaboration by Karen Eriksen

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CHAPTER 1Creativity Begins with Me

Assessing and Encouraging Ourselves

It would be nice if we could just say to everyone around us in our workplace or organization, “Okay, here are the elements of creativity—get started! Use them! Be creative!” But as with most things, creativity generally requires us to start with ourselves. Not only do we need to understand creativity and become creative ourselves, but we have to be able to recognize and encourage creativity in others. And if we are leaders, managers, and supervisors, we need to take responsibility for creating an environment in which creativity can flourish, an environment that is free from judgment, that provides resources for innovation, and that intentionally allocates regular time for ...

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