One of the most helpful tools to learn and grow in leadership and creativity is to follow a wide array of blogs. Thankfully this is a lot easier that going to each blog to read the latest news. Using Google Reader, I subscribe to the RSS feed of over 100 blogs and connect my Google Reader account to the Reeder app on my mobile devices. Here are 9 creative blogs that children’s ministry leaders can learn from:
Accidental Creative: Articles – This blog is all about teaching creative people and teams how to experience flashes of brilliant insight more consistently by equipping them with the mindset, tools, and systems they need to do generate and execute ideas consistently and effectively.
Innovation Tools’ Innovation Weblog – The Innovation Weblog is a meta-index of the latest innovation trends, news, technology, resources and viewpoints. It covers topics including innovation research and best practices and strategies, innovation management, business use of Weblogs for ideation and collaboration, and much more!
Gamestorming – This blog is about games designed to help you get more innovative, creative results in your work. We’ll show you not only how to play them but how to design them so they fit your own specific work goals.
xBlog: The original visual thinking weblog – The xBlog is a weblog that discusses and links to resources for information design and visual thinking, social business smarts, customer insights and other fun and fascinating things along those lines.
IDEO Patterns – PATTERNS shares some of the common insights IDEO (the design giant) sees across projects, as well as out and about in the world.
Unleashing Your Creativity – Blog by Matthew May (author, speaker, coach) about creativity, innovation, and design strategy.
The Heart of Innovation – Great blog by the Idea Champions on innovation, teamwork, and the creative process.
Idea Sandbox – Uniquely designed blog with tools for brainstorming.