CREATIVITY ON DEMAND: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius
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In recent years, the best thinking on leadership and organizational performance has shifted away from the idea of managing time to recognize the importance of managing energy. One of the pioneers of this shift, Professor James Clawson, of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, explains, “Leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you.
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, authors of the New York Times bestseller The Power of Full Engagement, came to similar conclusions. They explain,
- “Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance.”
- “Positive energy rituals—highly specific routines for managing energy—are the key to full engagement and sustained high performance.”
The sages of China came to these same conclusions five thousand years ago. Now we can apply this ancient wisdom to meeting the demand of our contemporary lives. Creative energy is our ultimate resource. Throughout history geniuses (Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, etc.) had an intuitive understanding of how to connect with this energy.
This book guides you to generate and express creative energy using simple, elegant, evidence-based methods. These techniques, based on ancient wisdom and validated by contemporary science, are combined with an understanding of how to adopt a creative mindset and apply the most potent methods of the creative process. The result is unique, energizing and transformational.
Endorsements for CREATIVITY ON DEMAND:
Creativity on Demand is the result of a lifetime devoted to facilitating creativity in people and organizations. Whether your own interest is in cultivating the creative potential of other people or connecting more deeply with your personal talents and possibilities, it offers not only the inspiration, but also the practical guidance to help you make it happen. ~ Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. from the Foreword
Are you hoping to make creativity a daily practice, but feel that what you’re doing just isn’t working? In his latest book, Michael Gelb shows us how to tap into a creative energy that’s been recognized and cultivated for millennia. With examples drawn from a rich array of sources, both contemporary and ancient, this book might be the something different you’ve been looking for. ~ Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive
Creativity on Demand is a highly original mixture of inspiration and executive coaching that will help you claim the creativity that is your birthright. Michael J. Gelb has generated an outstanding wellspring for creative thinking and practical problem-solving – you’ll find yourself reading it again and again to discover success and satisfaction in everything you do. And you’ll be thrilled with the results! ~ Marshall Goldsmith a Thinkers 50 Top Ten Global Business Thinker and top ranked executive coach.
Michael Gelb’s ability to inspire creative thinking and esprit de corps is unparalleled. In this unique and extremely valuable book he explains how he does it, and how you can too. ~ Gerry Kirk, former Managing Director of Merck Sharp & Dohme Central America