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The Creativity (R)Evolution - High Five Conference 2016


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There's a movement brewing built upon leveraging the transformative power of creativity to help us work and create better so that we can produce work infused with meaning. Discover how by instilling tiny habits to cultivate your creative spark, and finally, fomenting creative collaboration based on the tenets of improv and open spaces, you can take the spark of Creativity (R)Evolution and use it as the impetus to push you, your teams, and your companies to create Betterness.

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The Creativity (R)Evolution - High Five Conference 2016

  1. (R)EVOLUTION CREATIVITY Denise R. Jacobs The High Five Conference | Raleigh, NC 2 March 2016 T H E
  2. SQUEEEEEE!!!!! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  3. @denisejacobs @High5Conf | #high5conf #creativityrevolution
  4. Want the slides? They’re here:
  5. When 1≠1
  6. Darwin’s wing man
  7. A Sneeze of laughter
  8. Magic maker Photo: Denise Jacobs
  9. “I’ll introduce you to all of my friends…”
  10. The Present: Today. Now.
  11. Here we are!
  12. Conferences = potential for change
  13. Ideas are sparked
  14. New social networks formed
  15. The initial excitement about the new
  16. Taken over by old habits
  17. How to incorporate it?
  18. By focusing on
  19. It’s important
  20. Most important leadership quality
  21. Strained relationship with our creativity
  22. Expressing creativity à transformation
  23. A Creativity (R)Evolution!
  24. All gatherings are opportunities
  25. Nurture the Creative Spark
  26. The Roots of (R)Evolution
  27. What is the “creative spark”?
  28. Everyone has it
  29. Photo by Derek Kearney A significant shift
  30. Why I do what I do
  31. Umair Haque
  32. “The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to Better.” Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  33. Betterness? Betterness!!
  34. (Btw…two weeks ago, this happened !!) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  35. (R)Evolution ≠ Revolution
  36. The Foundation
  37. Our role model: the coral polyp
  38. Builds rich environments
  39. Creates new land forms
  40. Tiny Habits
  41. The structure
  42. 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense 2 Modifications:
  43. Anchor to a current habit
  44. Congratulate yourself
  45. Good Feelings = Good Neuroscience
  46. Your brain on…(praise!)
  47. Making
  48. =Big results
  49. From Spark to Flame
  50. Two levels
  51. The Personal
  52. Amen!
  53. Are you a terrorist to yourself?
  54. “Obsessing about preventing bad things from happening also prevents good things from happening, or sometimes prevents anything from happening at all.” Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants
  55. You are the gateway
  56. It’s all about you being “self-ful”
  57. Self-ful-ness: Caring for your own welfare so that you are able to care for the welfare of others.
  58. The Oxygen Mask Theory
  59. Love what you do. Do what you love.
  60. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement speech
  61. By nurturing your own spark
  62. You’ll begin to open up
  63. And then magic happens
  64. Self-ful transforms
  65. To Self-less
  66. “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.” Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
  67. How?
  68. Recognize your brilliance
  69. DO NOT focus on your weaknesses
  70. You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful) Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
  71. Enjoy + Good at + Feeling Empowered
  72. = Empowered Play
  73. aka = Flow
  74. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  75. Shift into the habits you want to develop
  76. You’re about to be @Boonerang-ed
  77. Think of several topics you are a bad-ass in. Write up 1-2 talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Share them with your partner in one month. Homework: Write a talk description
  78. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the sparks ignited at this conference. Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark
  79. Check in date: 3 April 2016
  80. Doing this is the first step
  81. Recognize & support your spark
  82. Your attitude is a contagion
  83. Our role model: the common cold virus
  85. Each happy friend increased an individual's probability of being happy by 9%. Even perfect strangers three degrees of separation away—friends of friends of friends— exerted a significant uplifting influence Unhappy people at the center of the network are more likely than those at the periphery to become happy in the future. Happiness is contagious
  86. Your change will spread beyond you
  87. The Social
  88. We need to get our group on
  89. Mo’ people, mo’ creativity
  90. “Creativity is social….Instead (of brainstorming) you need ‘magic circles,’ small teams of people who trust each other, are familiar with each other, and play together.” Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  91. Connectors are behind these “magic circles”
  92. Not the disconnected connection
  93. Our role model: Molly Holzschlag
  94. Create a locus where ideas can mix & mingle
  95. Even if you’re an introvert
  96. Be the one that starts the process
  97. And start to create the environment for others
  98. Over lunch in 1994,_Inc.
  99. Monsters, Inc was born
  100. Improve with Improv
  101. 1) Start where you are
  102. 2) Accept the offer + fully commit
  103. 3) Use this structure
  104. 4) Make your partner(s) look good
  105. “Play is how we invent and experiment.” Josh Clarke, The Web Gets Real
  106. So…Let’s play!
  107. Builds trust
  108. Collaborations get increasingly stronger
  109. Eating my own dogfood: Improv acting classes! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  110. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration
  111. Check in date: 3 May 2016
  112. Didn’t we start out with this guy?
  113. Viva La (R)Evolution!
  114. Creative power to the people!
  115. Not just for content marketing
  116. Personal fulfillment (aka Happiness)
  117. Team and company creating Betterness
  118. “Betterness can't happen if you're spending your life churning out toxic junk. It can only happen when more meaningful work is done.” Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  119. Bigger than just yourself
  120. It’s about You + Others
  121. Eudaimonia = Human flourishing
  122. “Happiness is not just a mood – it’s a work ethic…..Happiness is actually the precursor to success.” Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  123. Here at the High Five Conference, with you
  124. Because: This. Photo: Denise Jacobs
  125. “We don’t have to invent anything; it’s already all around us.” Josh Clarke, “The Web Gets Real”
  126. Encourage the eco-system
  127. Remember that we can create better together
  128. We can evolve creatively
  129. We’re not here to play it safe
  130. Make the transition
  131. You are all Evangelists Photo: Denise Jacobs
  132. It’s time
  133. Because I sincerely believe this
  134. that you want to see in the world
  136. Get the slides, y’all!
  137. THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion @thecreativedose
  138. Banish Your Inner Critic Get on the list! Identify and Eliminate Mental Blocks to Unleash Creativity My upcoming book!
  139. à Sign up on my mailing list here! Connect, Chat, and Collaborate! Photo used with permission:
  140. And finally…