Job Skills—Cultivating Creativity

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Creativity is the spark behind every bright idea—but it needs the right environment to flourish. Learn how leaders can give their teams both the structure and inspiration they need to think outside the box. Plus, Nickelodeon’s senior director of creative project management shares three creativity killers to avoid.

Ahmed Bahaa, PMP, managing director for Hive Studio in Cairo, Egypt, offers tips to cultivate an “always-on” creative culture that helps team produce high-quality work on a tight timeline.

Todd Henry, host of The Accidental Creative podcast and author of the book Herding Tigers in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, discusses how project leaders can encourage project team members to leave their comfort zones.

Mike Tenney, senior director of creative project management for Nickelodeon in New York, New York, USA, outlines how he minimizes the risk of last-minute surprises.

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Key Themes: [00:30] Sparking and sustaining creativity [02:25] What sets creative companies apart [05:05] How to foster a creative workplace [08:22] The key to better brainstorming [10:15] Encouraging risk-taking [12:38] What makes creative project management different? [15:30] Keeping surprises at bay [18:40] Creativity killers to avoid

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