Are You Following the Anti-Creativity Checklist?

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It’s all too easy to crush the creative spirit, both in ourselves and in others.  In a tongue-in-cheek video, Harvard Business School professor Youngme Moon offers her top 14 suggestions for doing just that.  My favorites:

#2 Know Your Limitations. Examples: “I’m not an artist. I’m not creative.”

#7 Stop the madness before it can get started.  Crush early-stage ideas with your business savvy.

The reader-submitted comments are just as revealing.

Spend a day listening closely to the messages you’re sending and receiving.  When you catch a creativity crushing thought or statement, stop and take a moment to re-frame.

The Anti-Creativity Checklist

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