Your Creative Power is a guide to harnessing and expressing your creative potential and leadership in the workplace.
Foreword: Your Creative Power is an old friend of mine. I first read it in the original over forty years ago. It is timeless. In this, its new abridged form, it is also timely as a fresh leadership skill tool. Alex Osborn, its author, was a prolific and exciting thinker, creative and judgmental. He inspired others by practical role modelship and clear, fundamental instruction. I went to school on his teachings. Step by step, I became creative. As I have grown into the twilight years of my career, the Osborn impact has sustained and its potential shows increasing promise for many others. I have extolled it separately in the preamble to a book I authored in 1991, The Idea of Ideas. The books challenge a heightened creativity expectation level. They show that we can readily train to daily, superior, vocational skills. They, particularly Osborn, tell us how. I personally abridged the excellent original threehundred page Osborn book as a service to my associates. The supplementary anecdotes and reinforcements that the full text offered added sheer enjoyment and convincing evidence. This shortened version is pure Osborn text. It retains all of his fascinating insights and principles that outline each and every creative fundamental and step that he lived and practiced and wrote of in the interest of stimulating our creative power.