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For years, my effervescent and charming neighbor, Mrs. Ott has strongly encouraged me to do something with the concrete slab in front of my house.
This coronavirus pandemic has shown us what I’ve been telling people for 40 years: we are ALL creative and we all create in different and valuable ways.
Throughout her life, Mom has been a doer, a mover, and a changemaker in the lives of those around her. See what she’s doing during this COVID-19 pandemic.
I want to take you on an eight-minute vacation to one of my favorite places, the farm.
I was recently interviewed by Training Industry on why brainstorming sessions usually fail.
What is it that you love? What is it that you are passionate about? What must you do? Whatever it is, do it for love. Do it to make a difference in the world.
The number one myth about creativity is that only a few people are creative, and those people are artists and musicians. THIS IS FALSE.
Roger talks with Skip Prichard about Creating Breakthrough Innovation for you and your team.
If you want creative ideas, you need creative questions. Lots of them. How do you do that? I’ll tell you how.
On September 19 at the Museum of Science, I officially launched my latest book, Create in a Flash: A leader’s recipe for breakthrough innovation.
I travel on airplanes a lot. You know the airplane routine. You settle into your seat. The plane takes off and the person next to you strikes up a conversation. For me it goes like this…
Every year my family gives an award to outstanding graduate students at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. Meet this year’s recipients.
Would you be willing to spend $1.50 to save $200,000 a month? Have I got a deal for you. Read on. No, this isn’t a gimmick. It’s real, it works.
What problems are staring you right in the face? Did you ever notice that mirrors and elevators usually show up together? I can’t think of a hotel that I have stayed in that didn’t have a mirror near the elevator. Do you know why? In their book, Turning Leaning Right...
Want to celebrate your 88th birthday AND be incredibly creative? Then do what Ruth does.
Join Dr. Roger Firestien at St. Joseph University Parish on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm for a free session on Creating Your Future. The difference between the winners and the “also ran” are the visions and powerful images they create about their future. This is true...
The results are in! Thanks to all of you who entered the contest to choose a tagline for my upcoming book. But, wait! There’s more!
My new book, Create in a Flash has four tag line possibilities. I need your help deciding which one to use. Enter, the Competition.
Can cows help you to become more creative? Read on to see how driving a tractor, or herding cattle can increase your creative productivity.
Want to sell your new idea? Give your customers a taste first. Lighting designer Philip Colarusso, owner of Luminated Landscapes, lights houses and landscapes. Phil has turned night landscapes into works of art throughout Western New York since 1989. He lit my friends...
I was honored to deliver an Innovation Work Session at the Fort Collins, Colorado All Managers Meeting on October 4. Two hundred fifty leaders in Fort Collins government generated thousands of ideas to help the city maintain and sustain its innovative edge.
Health and fitness trainers are a lot like Creative Problem Solving facilitators. Can you run effective Creative Problem Solving sessions consistently without someone managing the process and keeping the group on track? My experience is, no.
You have the answer, but you don’t know how to access the answer. You need to bring someone in from the outside who has a proven track record of solving these kinds of problems.
Meet Father Jack Ledwon, Pastor at St. Joseph University Parish in Buffalo New York. Several years ago, my graduate students and I worked with St. Joseph University Parish to help them craft a vision for their future. We worked with the Parish leadership team and then conducted a series of town hall meetings with members of the congregation.