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2016 September News - Sheridan College: Making Creativity Real

2016 September News - Sheridan College: Making Creativity Real

A decade into the 21st century, educational leaders at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada saw the writing on the wall. Technology was eating up routine jobs. The traditional curriculum couldn’t guarantee work. They knew that to make students employable, they would need to teach creative thinking and creative problem solving skills. So they embraced a radical, new academic strategic plan to put creativity at the heart of the institution’s mission, marketing and curriculum. The goal was to create what Sheridan calls...

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2016 August News - ROI at The Creative Campus

2016 August News - ROI at The Creative Campus

How can you measure the impact of teaching creative thinking? It's a challenge. Plenty of research shows the positive impact it has on individuals, but little research exists on the impact creativity training has on organizations, particularly on their top line growth. That changed in 2015, when a FourSight-based creative problem solving training program was identified as the key catalyst in supporting...

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2016 July News - Best Beach Reads In Creativity

2016 July News - Best Beach Reads In Creativity

Best Beach Reads in Creativity Here's our short list of great new summer reads on creativity. Be sure to check out the #1 Amazon new release called "The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker," which was written by two FourSight team members...

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2016 April News - POINT and New Tool Cards

creativity POINT tools

2016 April News - POINT and New Tool Cards

Ideas are the seeds of creative thinking. People are always coming up with them, and then asking for your opinion. When’s the last time someone ran an idea by you? Yesterday? This morning? Ten minutes ago? How we respond to new ideas can have a big impact, not only on the idea, but also on our relationship with the person who has the idea. Most of us were trained to see what’s wrong. So first, we try to be helpful by finding errors and mistakes. We believe our greatest contribution to an idea is to find out where it went amiss and try to correct it. Unfortunately, that's simply not true. In fact, over focusing in on the negative can cause us to overlook a hidden...

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