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Developing creativity, personal growth,
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Take a look at the products page for resources on developing creativity and creative business ideas from authors and coaches including Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching, Gail McMeekin, Brendon Burchard, Julia Cameron, Jenna Avery, Eric Maisel and others.

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Psychologist William James

Our needs for attention and appreciation may be basic, and grounded in survival as a child, but for some people, those needs are especially potent.

In a recent article, Ben Kingsley commented about being a performer as a child…

In her book Gifted Grownups, Marylou Kelly Streznewski illuminates many of the myths and challenges of being exceptional. Here are some excerpts.Are only the successful truly gifted?

For too long society has believed that if you aren’t president of General Motors, you aren’t gifted. If the estimates of the researchers are correct, and between 3% and 5% of the population is gifted, then we are talking about several million people.

Psychologist Paul Paulus has researched the value of group ‘brainwriting’ in which “group members write their ideas on paper and pass them to others in the group who then add their own ideas to the list…”

But Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University Leigh Thompson, PhD writes in her book on the topic: “Several decades of research have unambiguously found that teams are demonstrably inferior to individuals when it comes to brainstorming and idea generation.”

People with higher IQs filter out useless info faster, study finds

“According to a new study from researchers at the University of Rochester, people with high intelligence quotient (IQ) scores have an ability to ignore sensory information, specifically irrelevant information we take in with our eyes.”

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