Myths of Creativity with David Burkus

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Jul 10 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Registration: contact Jenefar DeLeon
New location: Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, 330 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104 - FREE PARKING!

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Why are some people consistently creative while others are strikingly unoriginal?  Why are exciting new ideas often met with lukewarm praise or critical response?  Why is it we are told to keep criticism out of generating ideas when some of the most creative companies in the world fight on a consistent basis?

David Burkus is assistant professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. He is the founder and editor of LDRLB, an online publication that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. David is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and was named an "Expert-in-Residence" by Creative Oklahoma. He is an advisor to several start-ups, and serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Vast Learning Systems, a web-based creativity learning and assessment company.

His work on leadership, creativity, and innovation has been published in numerous scholarly journals and practitioner publications. He is also a contributing writer for 99U and the Creativity Post. As a presenter, he has spoken on leadership and innovation to a diverse set of audiences, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies to the United States Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School.

David is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and holds a master of arts in organizational dynamics from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a doctorate of strategic leadership from Regent University. David lives outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife and son.