Chapter 6. Preparing Your Environment to Promote Creative Passion


If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.

 --abraham lincoln

Eva Niewiadomski discovered something special while working as a marketing executive at Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo. In the early days of her career, she decided to decorate her cubicle with fun colors, toys, and images. She wanted to have a creative workspace. When she was promoted and received her own office, she decorated the office with the same playful creativity. Vibrant colors, rich textures, games, toys, and art supplies became her trademark. When she was away on business trips, others would sneak in to her office to check out what a cool, creative space Eva had ...

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