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Tim Hurson

The Structure of Creativity: Seven Keys to Unlock Productive Thinking

Tim Hurson
John Bahcall Auditorium
2:00 p.m.
March 26, 2013

Tim is founding partner of ThinkX Intellectual Capital and has delivered productive thinking programs throughout the world. He has keynoted in more than 20 countries on six continents about how to use the principles of productive thinking and creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it.

Throughout his career, Tim has helped Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 organizations in the US, Canada, and the UK create innovation, marketing, new product, and workplace transformation programs. In the process, he’s seen how barriers to creative and productive thinking are also barriers to success — for individuals and for groups.

He speaks regularly about how to use the principles of productive thinking and creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it. He shows how organizations can foster a creative working environment, stable enough to provide cultural continuity and flexible enough to adjust to rapid changes in technologies, markets, and mandates.

He has written numerous articles on enhancing creative intelligence in the workplace, and is a periodic contributor to Creativity in Action, the journal of the Creative Education Foundation. He’s a faculty member of the Creative Education Foundation, a founding director of Facilitators Without Borders, and one of the founders of Mindcamp. Tim’s book Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking (McGraw Hill, NY) is available in bookstores everywhere.