Creativity: The Importance of Listening and Collaborating

There’s a fascinating interview in yesterday’s New York Times* with Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera. Her personal experience aligns exactly with my research on collaboration and creativity: Creativity cannot explode if you do not have the ability to step back, take in what everybody else says and then fuse it with… Read More Creativity: The Importance of Listening and Collaborating

Teaching Creativity in the University

Colleges and universities around the United States are increasingly introducing creativity into their undergraduate curriculum. They’re responding to national calls for greater creativity and entrepreneurship, and hoping to help solve pressing social problems–climate change, income inequality, global water scarcity. These challenging problems can’t be solved only with technical knowledge, or with the standard textbook procedures.… Read More Teaching Creativity in the University