The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

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Penguin, Jul 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout.

It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand.

Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements:

•Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind.
•Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow.
•Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource.
• Stimuli: Structure the right "inputs" to maximize creative output.
•Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency. This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible.


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THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

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Creative professionals whose brilliance has faded might take a rag and some spit to their careers using this inspirational handbook from creativity consultant Henry.With a few personal anecdotes and ... Read full review

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Henry's book offers a lot of unique and unexpected ideas in a quick, and easy to digest format. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE DYNAMICS OF TEAM WORK
DEALING WITH THE ASSASSINS
ZEROING IN ON WHATS CRITICAL
BEING BRILLIANT TOGETHER
YOUR INVISIBLE ALLY
WHAT GOES IN MUST COME
THEYRE THE CURRENCY OF PRODUCTIVITY
THE CHECKPOINTS
COVER BANDS DONT CHANGE THE WORLD
Acknowledgements

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About the author (2011)

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consultancy that helps organizations generate brilliant ideas. In 2006 he started The Accidental Creative, one of the top business podcasts. Henry is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and coach.

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