|About the book|
Lifelong Creativity is a contemplative, exploratory and path breaking work. It enquires into the roots of creativity – what is it about our biology, the way our mind works, the way the society is our spirituality, that makes creativity possible.
Is lifelong creativity possible? How can we enhance our creativity and sustain it throughout our lifetime? What blocks creativity? Written by Prof. Pradip N Khandwalla, an eminent management thinker and writer, the book is an interesting journey through the realm of creativity – with many new ideas, insights, quotes, stories, self evaluation tests, quizzes and mental gyms!
We often forget that it is a feeling that gives meanings to our actions and that without the energy supplied by emotions, no great tasks could be accomplished.
Idealism, love, hate, compassion, yearning for peace, as well as ambition, are emotions that have time and again reshaped the world.
Lifelong creativity requires fundamental changes in traits as well as motives. Such changes are possible with imagination and determination and help from mentors.
Creativity is an elixir. Every time you visit it, you return bubbling with new ideas.
-From Lifelong Creativity
|About the author|
Pradip N Khandwalla was educated at Bombay University (B. Com), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and Carnegie-Mellon University (Ph.D.). He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His area of specialization is organizational theory, with research, teaching, and consulting interests in the areas of organizational design, management of excellence, innovative turnaround management, effective management of public enterprises and strategic organizations, individual and collective creativity, and innovation.
Prof. Khandwalla taught at McGill University, Canada, for several years before returning to India in 1975. Since then he has been a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was L&T Chair Professor of Organizational Behavior at IIMA from 1985 to 1991 and then the Director of IIMA up to 1996.
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1. The Creativity Phenomenon
Chapter 2. The Realm of Creativity
Chapter 3. Can Creativity be Enhanced?
Chapter 4. Puzzles of Creativity
Chapter 5. The Body and the Mind as Roots of Human Creativity
Chapter 6. Spiritual and Social Roots of Creativity
Chapter 7. Essence, Elaborative and Expressive Creativities
Chapter 8. Existential, Entrepreneurial and Empowerment Creativities
Chapter 9. Quality of Creativity
Chapter 10. The Quest for Lifelong Creativity
Chapter 11. Lifelong Creatiivity
Chapter 12. Mastering Creative Problem Solving
Chapter 13. Enhancing Creative Intelligence
Chapter 14. Acquiring A Creative Persona
Chapter 15. Weakening Our Inner Sensors
Chapter 16. Designing a Creativogenic Environment
Chapter 17. Techniques of Creative Problem Solving.