Personal Creativity: The Intersection of Inclusion and Innovation

Arin N. Reeves
February 2014

The ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently is an essential trait for success in any profession today. In our rapidly changing world, if we only know how to solve problems based on how they were solved in the past (“this is how we have always done it” or “I’ve been doing it this way for a long time”), we can be neither effective nor efficient in solving the problems of today.

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt