• The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work

  • By: Natalie Nixon
  • Narrated by: Natalie Nixon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work

By: Natalie Nixon
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Publisher's Summary

Too many people associate creativity solely with the arts, even though to be an incredible scientist, engineer, or entrepreneur requires immense creativity. And it’s the key to developing breakthrough products and services. Natalie Nixon, a creativity strategist with a background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design, says that in the fourth industrial revolution a creativity leap is needed to bridge the gap that exists between the churn of work and the highly sought-after prize called innovation.

Nixon says that since humans are hardwired to be creative, it is a competency anyone can develop. She shows that it balances wonder (awe, audacity, and curiosity) with rigor (discipline, skill-building, and attention to detail), and that inquiry, improvisation, and intuition are the key practices that increase those capacities. Drawing on interviews with56 people from diverse backgrounds - farming, law, plumbing, architecture, perfumery, medicine, education, technology, and more - she offers illuminating examples of how creativity manifests in every kind of work.  

Combining creativity tools and techniques with real-world stories of innovative people and businesses, this audiobook is a provocation, an inspiration, and an invitation to unleash the innate creativity that lies within each of us. It offers a more dynamic and integrative way to adapt and innovate, one that allows us the freedom to access our full human selves.

©2020 Natalie Nixon (P)2020 Natalie Nixon

Critic Reviews

"Natalie Nixon’s new book provides a fresh primer on how to cultivate creativity in the workplace.” (Nir Eyal, best-selling author of Hooked and Indistractable)

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A must read for anyone and everyone

First, I loved this book. I found myself going back so often either because Natalie was speaking my language and articulated in a way I couldn't, or because she stretched me to see something in a novel way.

This book is filled with nuggets for challenging the way we work, think and play. It challenges what it means to always be learning and breaking out of our comfortable thinking about being an expert.

listening to this book I felt like the author 'got me', was a teacher and a mentor. I will need to listen to it again just so I can continue to deepen my understanding and expand my knowing.

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great read

This was a great read with some familiar concepts. The framework was very useful for future applications

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Masterfully done

This is my second read. First on kindle now on Audible.

I love the blend of intuition and logic. The approach is very human. The guidance is inspirational and pragmatic - which is the perfect combination.

I highly recommend this book to help you unlock the creative brilliance within.

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A Powerful Frame

The process of toggling between wonder and rigor that Natalie so elegantly plays out in this book is impossible to ignore. A powerful call to action to do create work that matters.

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  • Keara OConnor
  • 06-23-21

Practical steps and amazing examples!

Such a good mix of practical and theory, I got so much from this book!