If you are a leader or manager your job is to get the best work out of the people on your team.
Traditional approaches to corporate management often rely on 'the carrot and the stick' —
offering rewards for good performance, using managerial authority to command people, and
penalising failure to comply.
But creative work is different.
You're probably aware that creative people have a reputation for being free spirits who hate being
told what to do. So it won't surprise you to hear that wielding the big stick will have a negative
impact on their work. ...
In this ebook I’ll tell you about my own struggles to find the right combination of
freedom, money and time.
I’ll share some of the lessons about creativity, work and life I learned the hard way. If
they are new to you, I hope my words will help you learn them more quickly than I did.
But before we go any further I’d just like to clarify what I mean by a ‘creative person’.
I mean someone who takes a creative approach to work and life. Someone who works
hard, but because they love what they do, it doesn’t really feel...
As an introduction to the nature of Mind Mapping, compare and contrast the traditional linear Table of Contents on the previous page with the diagram below. Note the nonlinear,freeassociative nature of Mind Mapping — a technique that works the way your brain does.
This is the first book of its kind that shows you everything you need to know to create or integrate 3D into your designs using Photoshop CS5 Extended. If you are completely new to 3D, you'll find the great tips and tricks in 3D in Photoshop invaluable as you get started. There is also a wealth of detailed technical insight for those who want more. Written by the true experts - Adobe's own 3D team - and with contributions from some of the best and brightest digital artists working today, this reference guide will help you to create a comprehensive...
The subject of creativity in public relations is something of an enigma. Ask
any client or senior manager what key skills are required by a PR practitioner
and they will invariably include the ability to be creative and to add
the creative dimension to their work.
In the UK, public relations practitioners work in an industry with
millions of pounds spent by organizations and clients to pay them to be
creative and practise creativity.
These days, there's hardly a mission statement that doesn't herald it, or a CEO who doesn't laud it. And yet despite all of the attention that business creativity has won over the past few years, maddeningly little is known about day-to-day innovation in the workplace. Where do breakthrough ideas come from? What kind of work environment allows them to flourish? What can leaders do to sustain the stimulants to creativity -- and break through the barriers? Teresa Amabile has been grappling with those questions for nearly 30 years.
Born amidst the furious social changes of the mid-1960s, postmodern architecture redefined the purposes of a prestigious profession. In this work, Magali Sarfatti Larson gives a bold and comprehensive account of the social, economic, and ideological shifts that cracked the modernist dogma and reintroduced historical allusion, diversity, and ornament into architectural discourse and practice.
A production that values singularity, the symbolic, and that which is intangible: creativity. These are the three pillars of the creative economy. Although this concept has been under wide discussion, dei ning it is still a work in progress because it comprises dif erent cultural, economic, and social contexts.
Creative accounting is nothing new. It has been a temptation and a problem from
the moment that accounting principles were first used to report on business
performance. There is an old joke about the accountant who is asked to add up two
and two and who produces the response ‘What would you like the answer to be?’
It is an appropriate reminder that financial measurement is not an exact science.
In fact this old joke provides a good starting point because it leads to a helpful
working definition of creative accounting.
For more than 100 years, Writers’ Workshops have offered writers deep and generous insights into their own work: insights that have helped them improve, and often inspired them to take their work in exciting new directions. Recently, technical, scientific, and business professionals have also discovered the immense value of the Writers’ Workshop format in solving their creative problems. Now, an experienced leader and participant shows how Writers’ Workshops work -- and how they can help everyone from poets to software architects. Richard P.
The Working Papers of Danmarks Nationalbank describe research and
development, often still ongoing, as a contribution to the professional debate.
The viewpoints and conclusions stated are the responsibility of the individual
contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Danmarks Nationalbank.
As a general rule, Working Papers are not translated, but are available in the
original language used by the contributor.
Danmarks Nationalbank's Working Papers are published in PDF format at
www.nationalbanken.dk. A free electronic subscription is also available at this Web
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This term refers to a deceptive commercial practice of advertising a
low-priced item to attract customers, then telling them that the product
is out of stock and persuading them to buy a more expensive article.
"This store is famous for its bait and switch tactics."
Thinking Skills are some of the most valuable skills you can learn today. The reason is simple. While in the past, people went to work for their manual skills, today they go to work for their mental skills. We live in an Information Age, no longer an Industrial Age. That’s why brain has replaced brawn, and strength in thinking has replaced strength in muscles. No matter what kind of business you work for, nor what kind of job you do, today you are expected to apply a range of thinking skills to the work you carry out. This includes using...
This book is about graphic design rather
than being a book of graphic design. The distinction
may seem slight, but it is fundamental to this volume
as it covers the graphic design industry and its
processes rather than simply functioning as a
coffee-table book. However, this book also contains
works from highly imaginative creatives, which are
used to illustrate the fundamental principles and
working methods that graphic designers employ in
their day-to-day activities
There are not many certainties in life – death and taxes are probably
the main ones. Now there is another. At some time, we are all likely to
need a Curriculum Vitae, or CV for short. Whether we’re leaving
school or college, wanting a career change, experiencing redundancy
or returning from a career break, our first priority is to get a CV
Wedweek and Brandweek Books are designed to present interesting, insightful books for the general business reader and for professionals in the worlds of media, marketing, and advertising. These are innovative, creative books that address the challenges and opportunities of these industries, written by leaders in the business. Some of our writers head their own companies, others have worked their way up to the top of their field in large multinationals. But they share a knowledge of their craft and a desire to enlighten others....
Ato Z of Mathematicians contains the fascinating
biographies of 150 mathematicians:
men and women from a variety of cultures, time
periods, and socioeconomic backgrounds, all of
whom have substantially influenced the history
of mathematics. Some made numerous discoveries
during a lifetime of creative work; others
made a single contribution. The great Carl
Gauss (1777–1855) developed the statistical
method of least squares and discovered countless
theorems in algebra, geometry, and analysis.
Produce the kind of images that would otherwise demand a professional photographer or darkroom—or both. Through a series of tutorial projects, author Julie Adair King shows readers how to light shots, choose the right camera settings, use camera accessories and photographic software, and much more. You’ll learn step-by-step to use your existing digital camera for professional results. Set up a home studio, create a 360-degree panoramic image, learn low light and action photography, work in black and white, and adopt many other professional techniques....