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5 Common Myths About Creativity
Mention the word creativity, and people begin to squirm in their chairs. The very thought can prompt anxiety, fear, and doubt - even in the most accomplished professionals. Let's explore some common myths, and uncover the truth behind this "fuzzy" topic: MYTH 1: Creativity is only needed at the top TRUTH : [...]

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  1. Creativity is only needed at the top. The truth is that creativity applies to everything. The executives are not only the ones who experience conflict, everyone doe...

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