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November 15, 2016

I am proud to introduce Mr. Ed Long from Cross Sector Innovations.  He is an amazing leader and connector for Oklahoma.  Ed understands transformational leadership and what it takes to truly make a difference.  The article below is part of a continuing series on Creativity, Innovation and Connection.   Innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit are…

C.R.E.A.T.E. – Solving Your Problems A Different Way

November 9, 2016

I know that many of you stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to see who won and what today would look like with the announcement of a new president.  No matter what the result, many people were sad while others were relieved.  I am here to tell you that in the big…

Stovepipes and Silos

November 2, 2016

Stovepipes and Silos are the biggest limiting factor for economic and team growth.  We continually find companies and people “protecting their turf”.  It reminds me of the old miser that collects all of his money under his mattress continually protecting his assets and living a lonely, sad life.  Eventually, partnerships and friendships are developed and…

What is an Oklahoma Creative Community and why should you care?  

October 26, 2016

Creative Oklahoma defines an Oklahoma Creative Community as a group of engaged citizens, across all sectors and within a defined geographic region, that come together as a thought leader group with a commitment to a creative problem solving process whereby new ideas, that have value and did not exist before in the community,  will be…

Creative Oklahoma – My First 90 Days

October 20, 2016

It’s been an interesting first three months at Creative Oklahoma.  I’ve learned that many people think creativity is nice and cute, but doesn’t really belong in the business world. Not many people understand what Creative Oklahoma does and how much work lies ahead.  Many people have their concerns, but I am here to tell you…

Creative Oklahoma Announces New Director and Expanded Footprint: Entrepreneurial Focus Drives New Programs and New Board Members

October 3, 2016

Oklahoma City — Creative Oklahoma announced today the addition of Dave Evans as Executive Director. Evans is an executive in the compressed natural gas field and a former Air Force Commander and officer. Founding Director Susan McCalmont will continue as President of the Board.  “As Creative Oklahoma reached our ten-year mark as an organization, we…

Innovate or Die – The Innovation Series with Jamie Gallagher

September 21, 2016

Oklahoma City — Jamie Gallagher, North American president of Faber-Castell, will discuss creativity as a key success factor in real business at the Innovation Series presented by Creative Oklahoma on October 12, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Metropolitan Library in downtown Oklahoma City. The event will feature a talk and conversation with Jamie…


February 18, 2016

  BE THE NEXT OKLAHOMA CREATIVE COMMUNITY! Ready for a better Oklahoma? Are you a part of an Oklahoma community with citizens who have ideas that matter about improving the local economy and quality of life?   If so, Creative Oklahoma would like to invite you and your colleagues to become a part of our…

Oklahoma Innovation Index to Launch: Measuring creativity and workforce skills in schools

January 25, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 25th) — A new statewide index is being launched this February to measure and promote skills that better prepare students to compete in a global economy. The Oklahoma Innovation Index describes, ranks, and categorizes what teachers do in their classes that meet criteria for being creative. The Index is the first in…

Creativ-eLetter – Newsletter December 2013

January 5, 2016

DECEMBER 2013 Check out these great articles! View this email in your browser   Featured Articles: “How Hierarchies Kill Creativity“ David Burkus cSchool Faculty One of the foundational principles in organizations is the notion of the hierarchy. Efficient organizations need an efficient chain of command. Well-managed organizations require the supervision of trained managers running their…

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