"Life handed him a lemon, As Life sometimes will do. His friends looked on in pity, Assuming he was through. They came upon him later, Reclining in the shade In calm contentment, drinking A glass of lemonade." ― 'The Optimist' appeared in a 1940 edition of The Rotarian "It
Creativity is full of emotion, from the anxiety of the blank computer screen and the frustration of facing inevitable obstacles to the elation of insight and pride of achievement. Creativity scholars have learned a great deal by examining the role
A happy workforce can do wonders for your organisation’s productivity and creativity. But the idea that employees must always feel great to produce their best work is debateable, according to Michael Parke, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business
When we learn how to use our emotions to impress the mind or move our feelings into a space where they can help us to come up with new ideas and solve problems in a creative way we are using
Bosses who act in ways associated with emotional intelligence foster happier, more creative employees, according to a Yale-led study in the Journal of Creative Behavior. Research scientist Zorana Ivcevic and colleagues at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence surveyed close
As the pandemic continues to dominate our lives, positive reinforcement is even more valuable. Holly Fraser and her team find it in their work. The pandemic is many things: devious, uncomfortable, lengthy, controlling. While we all stay home and work remotely,
Conventional wisdom from the field of psychology tells us that positive emotions are most conducive to creativity while negative emotions are detrimental. Yet, negative moods have some surprising benefits in terms of stimulating creativity. With no end in sight to
Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.