During times of turmoil, the human brain locks down and focuses on survival. "Our fear center takes over." That mindset doesn't exactly set the stage for creativity and innovation.

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If we hope to innovate as marketers (and innovate we must), we need to get a handle on our "fight or flight" response and make space for creativity.

That's why I invited speaker, consultant, and author Dave Birss back to Marketing Smarts. Dave wrote the book on creativity (How to Get to Great Ideas: A System for Smart, Extraordinary Thinking). His advice on how to nurture creativity during times of great turmoil will help marketers navigate the current crisis successfully.

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