In this post, the Liv Northgate Blog is featuring a few of our favorite TED talks on creativity. Creativity can have great benefit in both your daily life and in your work life. We hope that these TED talks inspire you to become a more creative, innovative person. Creative ideas can come from anywhere and anyone; we encourage you to not only watch these talks, but to also meet new people and experience new things this month. We hope that these talks help spark your creativity.


Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant touts the benefits of procrastination and failure in the pursuit of creative ideas in this surprising and funny TED talk. Grant uses several examples both from his personal and professional lives to illustrate how “Originals” go about being original.


Quote: “Originals feel fear, too. They're afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from the rest of us is that they're even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken.


Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

Linda Hill argues that innovation is more about having an open forum of discussion and leadership than one strong, capable leader at the helm of an organization.


Quote: “ Leading innovation is about creating the space where people are willing and able to do the hard work of innovative problem solving.”


Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist”

Joi Ito speaks of the importance of the internet and being aware in our modern world. He uses examples of innovators all around the world to illustrate his points.


Quote: “So I think the good news is that even though the world is extremely complex, what you need to do is very simple. I think it's about stopping this notion that you need to plan everything, you need to stock everything, and you need to be so prepared, and focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware,and super present”


How to you develop your creative ideas? Leave us a link to your favorite TED talk in the comments. Thanks for reading!