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Creative Courage. Leveraging Imagination, Collaboration, and Innovation to Create Success Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 4060063
  • Book
  • November 2017
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Achieve more, do more, create more with the power of creative courage

Creative Courage challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone and truly make an impact. Set aside the same old routine and break the status quo - because you can only rise to new heights if you first smash the ceiling. Written by the former Executive Creative Director of Creations at Cirque du Soleil, this book shows you how to step up your game, flex your creativity, and make big things happen. Whether you work independently or as part of a team, whether you're self-employed or part of an organization, and even if you think creativity isn't a part of the work that you do - this book gives you the perspective, courage, and kick start you need to think differently about the things you do every day.

Creative courage is more than a strategy, it's a way of life. It opens your mind - and the minds of those around you - to new approaches, new ideas, and new schools of thought that can revolutionize the way you work. This book invites you to experience the freedom and power at the intersection of courage and creativity so you can finally:

  • Foster a more collaborative culture
  • Bring depth and meaning to every project
  • Turn challenge into opportunity
  • Create work that matters

The value of creative thinking extends far beyond the arts, but the work it allows you to produce has the power to touch like great art can. You gain the ability to make a more profound impact, and you inspire and motivate others to do the same; you become a catalyst for bigger, better things, driven by the enormous potential of the free-thinking mind. Creative Courage helps you break out of the box and start making things happen today.

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Acknowledgments xiii

Foreword xv

Preface xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 The Central Problem Affecting Work: The War on Imagination, and How I Lost My Creative Courage 1

Chapter 2 Care First: Respect is Not the First Step When Disengagement is the Status Quo 37

Chapter 3 Secure Safety: No Safety, No Trust 57

Chapter 4 Foster Trust: The Natural State of Silos 71

Chapter 5 Play with Danger: When the Stakes are So High That We Just Want to Play It Safe 87

Chapter 6 Dream: Spreadsheets Don’t Dream Yet 107

Chapter 7 Discover Breakthroughs: The Neglected Area of Human Emotions and the Edge of the Future 123

Chapter 8 Grow: What If It’s Not about the Logo? 145

Chapter 9 Start to Dance: When is It Too Late? 163

Conclusion: 50 Percent More 169

Notes 173

Index 179

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Welby Altidor Former Executive Creative Director of Cirque du Soleil.
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