Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

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One of the latest books by world renowned University of Chicago psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, this book is a fascinating look at what makes creative people who they are, and it is based off of over 90 interviews with creative people in various fields.  Csikszentmihalyi’s goal is to provide readers with lessons on how to “tap into their own creativity”. The author argues that successful control of what you pay attention to is the crucial element of personal satisfaction and to successful creative work.  In a world where it is increasingly harder and harder to focus on what really matters, the author shows why it is so important to have control over your attention, and through thorough analysis of the many interviewsand interesting personal profiles presented in the book, he presents inspiring valuable perspectives on how to make your life more creative and more rewarding. Creativity is increasingly important in today’s world, and this book does an excellent job of showing just how important and how to achieve it.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.