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Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization by Eric W. Stein

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Chapter 2

Know Your Worldview

Mental models are the images, assumptions, and stories which we carry in our minds of ourselves, other people, institutions, and every aspect of the world.

—Peter Senge, organizational theorist

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.

—David Hockney, artist

Creatures of a very particular making, we need to know the cultural blinders that narrow our world view as well as the psychological blinders that narrow our view of our personal experience.

—Christina Baldwin, author

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To become effective creators, we need to understand ourselves because our beliefs and assumptions ...

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