Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking with Margaret Heffernan

Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking with Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan, Creative Leader In one of the online MBA courses I coach at Athabasca University we ask students to identify an individual they would like to be their leadership mentor. They must describe the leader and explain what attributes that person possesses from which, as leaders themselves, they might receive guidance and inspiration. Every […]

What is at the Heart of Creative Dialogue?

What is at the Heart of Creative Dialogue?

What is creative dialogue? When we refer to the term “dialogue” we are usually suggesting a richer and deeper outcome to a conversation; one that is open and sincere. We expect more from dialogue than we do from an ordinary conversation, discussion or debate. In dialogue, we expect the means to be collaborative and the […]

The Emotions That Makes Us More Creative

The Emotions That Makes Us More Creative

What emotions fuel creativity?  Being creative is a messy process. It used to be that if you wanted to be more creative you would place yourself in a positive frame of mind — think beach and gentle breezes, the toothless grin of a happy baby, your favourite music. I bet you’re smiling already. However, positive […]