What are Your Five Words? Word Dance Inspiration – Clues for People and Organizations Wanting to Celebrate WCIW 2015

A favourite technique for idea generating is to make connections and gather insights through reviewing word lists.  I call it a Word Dance. You can use this technique to generate  ideas for your April 15 – 21 WCIW 2015 celebration.

Years ago, I did a Word Dance on create, creator, creativity,  creative, problem, solving and creation using the Oxford Thesaurus. Here’s the list for your use.  It would be great to know your 5 words and how they combine to create your WCIW 2015 seed of celebration.

How to use these lists:  Scan through and stay open to be energized by a few words.  Select a few, maybe 5 from the entire collection.  Then combine those words to create the way or ways you might celebrate WCIW 2015.

Note:  Transcribing this list for you was a fascinating experience. Insights bubbled up.

Insight 1: The ask for WCIW 2015 and beyond. To create a way to celebrate creativity and innovation.  Read through the CREATE word-list to get inside what that might mean for you.  Autonomy rocks!  Make sure to share your insights too.  I think this is a great exercise.

Insight 2: The importance of clarity because each word – create, creator, creative, problem, solving and creation – has so many different meanings and associations.

  • CREATE
    begin
    breed
    beget
    bring
    bring into being
    cause
    coin
    compose
    conceive
    construct
    contrive
    design
    develop
    devise
    draw
    dream up
    effect
    engender
    erect
    establish
    fabricate
    fashion
    father
    forge
    form
    found
    frame
    generate
    get
    imagine
    induce
    initiate
    invent
    lead
    make
    manufacture
    mastermind
    occasion
    organize
    originate
    output
    pioneer
    raise
    rear
    render
    script
    sire
    spawn
    start
    think
    think up
    tum
    weave
    work
    write
  • CREATOR
    architect
    author
    cause
    Deity
    designer
    father
    founder
    framer
    God
    initiator
    inventor
    lord
    maker
    mastermind
    originator
    prime mover
    producer
    source
    stock
    Supreme being
  • CREATIVITY
    fancy
    fantasy
    imagination
    ingenuity
    originality
  • CREATIVE
    artistic
    brilliant
    clever
    imaginative
    ingenious
    new
    novel
    original
    originative
    productive
    prolific
    resourceful
    revolutionary
    seminal
    slick
    vivid
  • PROBLEM
    business
    can of worms
    catch
    challenge
    complication
    concern
    conundrum
    delinquent
    difficult/difficulty
    dilemma
    disturbed
    drawback
    embarrassment
    emotional upset
    enigma
    kettle of fish
    fly
    handful
    headache
    hitch
    hornet’s nest
    imbroglio
    incorrigible
    intractable
    issue
    job
    lookout
    maladjusted
    matter
    mess
    mind-boggler
    muddle
    obstreperous
    paradox
    perplexity
    pickle
    poser
    predicament
    pressure
    pretty pickle
    puzzle
    puzzler
    quandary
    question
    refractory
    reverse
    riddle
    rub
    snag
    snarl
    static
    stew
    tough nut to crack
    trouble
    uncontrollable
    ungovernable
    unmanageable
    unruly
    worry
  • SOLVING
    answering
    clarifying
    clearing up
    cracking
    deciphering
    elucidating
    explaining
    explicating
    figuring
    figuring out
    interpreting
    making clear
    making plain
    puzzling
    resolving
    revealing
    satisfying
    sorting
    tackling
    unraveling
    working
  •  CREATION
    beginning
    birth
    formation
    genesis
    inception
    making
    origin
    start

What are your five words?  What ideas come to mind for ways to  celebrate WCIW 2015?

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