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Write a "how-to" magazine article (written in third person) to appear in a business magazine geared toward organizational leaders. Advise readers on how they can encourage employees to avoid the behaviors and practices that might inhibit creative thinking.
The article must include the following components:
 The article should be between 500-750 words (roughly three pages).
 Use specific examples to illustrate your points and establish credibility with readers.
 The advice you offer should demonstrate your understanding of course concepts.
 All content in your written assignment must be original or attributed to an outside source following the journalistic style.
 Include at least one direct quote. Be sure that you properly attribute any quotations or ideas that are not your own to avoid plagiarizing.
 Structure your article using the inverted pyramid structure. If this is a style you are unfamiliar with, the inverted pyramid style includes the most fundamental facts at the start of the article, or the base, followed by the less essential information.
Please note: If you are unfamiliar with the format of a "how-to" article, the Egbers & Schenck (2013) article, "Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders," from T+D magazine, located in the Suggested Readings section of the Unit III Study Guide, might be a helpful resource. The article can serve as an example for format ONLY. The content guidelines are listed above.
Ensure that you do not plagiarize from an existing article. Cite and reference any paraphrased or quoted material. (For more information about the consequences of plagiarism, please see CSU's Academic Integrity Policy in the CSU Student Handbook, located at http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/Download-Catalog) The consequences of violating the Academic Integrity Policy are severe.
All sources used must be cited and referenced appropriately.
See the grading rubric for additional guidelines. It is recommended that you use the rubric as a checklist as you draft the magazine article. Refer to the rubric often, and be sure to fulfill the requirements for all criteria listed.

attached is the grading rubric, Chapter 3, and Chapter 6 of Ruggiero, V. R. (2015). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (11th ed.). New York, NY: Longman

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HOW TO PROMOTE CREATIVITY IN AN ORGANIZATION
Creativity and innovation are important for any organization to be successful in the complex business environment of today. It requires free flow of ideas between the organizations employees and leaders. However main hindrance to creativity and innovation in the workplace is the leadership. While leaders may not intentionally thwart creativity and innovation, their behaviors may retrain employees from openly expressing their ideas. They may create a negative environment and culture that dampens employee's spirits and kill their creative side. Such employees also adapt to the organizations culture and are focused on taking orders and delivering what has been asked for. It is a dangerous recipe for any organization without the critical and inventive thinking by employees; it would lose out to competition.
LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS THAT HINDER CREATIVITY
If employees' ideas do not get a listening ear of their leaders, it is certain that nothing new would happen in the organization. Often employees are criticized because of which they develop negative feelings for the organization. It fosters insecurity, anger and employees focus on personal agendas leaving no room for collaboration, or consensus ...

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Creativity and innovation are important for any organization to be successful in the complex business environment of today. It requires free flow of ideas between the organizations employees and leaders. However main hindrance to creativity and innovation in the workplace is the leadership.

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