Prepare for the Challenges of the 21st Century
"Activating Creativity" was inspired by the dissertation research I completed as part of the requirements for my doctorate in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. The book highlights the insights of highly creative individuals who have been able to identify and analyze their personal creative practices and habits.
The study participants—chosen from the ranks of the MacArthur Foundation’s MacArthur Fellows program—have each been awarded a substantial prize for creativity. In face-to-face interviews, these creative individuals share the strategies, processes, and habits that help them activate and expand their creative abilities. The book synthesizes the data collected to provide readers with thoughtful ways to increase their propensity to develop their own creative solutions.
The powerful finding is that creativity is available to most anyone who is willing to work on developing the ability. Moreover, the ability to be creative can be nurtured with practice.