From Basics to Breakthroughs

From Basics to Breakthroughs None

  • Title: From Basics to Breakthroughs
  • Author: Roger L. Firestien
  • ISBN: 9780880471633
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Roger L. Firestien

    Hello, I am Roger Firestien, Ph.D I serve as the Senior Faculty Member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State I have written and published over eighty articles, books, audio and video programs.My first book, Why didn t I think of that is a business fable that presents 10 methods to help individuals and groups become creative The story revolves around Tyler who is the senior idea forager for The Big Black and White Company, a company that manufactures black and white The Big Black and White Company maintains the time honored tradition of doing things the way they have always been done In Why Didn t I Think of That , the Big Black and White Company was forced to change because a new company, The Color Company, had come onto the scene The story focused on Tyler s experiences with The Color Company s Color Director as he taught Tyler some important lessons about creativity Why didn t I Think of That has been translated into Spanish, French, Japanese and Hebrew My second book, Leading on the Creative Edge Gaining competitive through the power of Creative Problem Solving was written with the focus on the organizational leader Leading on the Creative Edge spotlights the fact that the organizations that thrives over time are not the ones with the deepest pockets, but the ones that unleash and apply the creativity of their workforce Leaders who know how to nurture their own creativity while igniting creativity in others are able to use the strategic business weapon most crucial to gaining and maintaining a competitive edge I gave examples of organizations that have successfully implemented creativity methods and I also provided results of studies that showed the importance of a creative workforce I am a Co author of three books.In 1982, I collaborated with Donald Treffinger and Scott Isaksen to write the Handbook of Creative Learning The handbook provides an overview of the Creative Problem Solving Process, a bibliography of books published at that time that were designed to stimulate creativity in individuals and groups, and a variety of creativity warm up activities designed to prepare groups to engage in Creative Problem Solving CPS.In 1997 collaborating with Blair Miller and Jonathan Vehar, I co authored Creativity Unbound An introduction to creativity and Facilitation A Door to Creative Leadership.Creativity Unbound is a popular textbook that is used in introductory creativity courses world wide and provides specific tools to help individuals and group develop their creativity skills Facilitation A Door to Creative Leadership provides instruction for individuals who want to facilitate Creative Problem Solving groups Both books have been translated into three languages Spanish, French and Japanese In addition to writing books, I have also written articles that were accepted for publication in a number of referred journals and conference proceedings Those journals and the title of the articles are listed below Journal of Creative BehaviorFirestien, R.L Lunken, H.P 1993 Assessment of the long term effects of the master of science degree in creative studies on its graduates The Journal of Creative Behavior 27 3 , 188 199 Firestien, R.L Treffinger, D.J 1983 Ownership and converging Essential ingredients of creative problem solving The Journal of Creative Behavior, 17 1 Treffinger, D.J Isaksen, S.G Firestien, R.L 1983 Theoretical perspectives on creative learning and its facilitation An overview The Journal of Creative Behavior, 17 1 Firestien, R.L Treffinger, D.J 1983 Creative Problem Solving Guidelines and resources for effective facilitation G C T Magazine, Jan Feb Continue Reading

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