50+ Articles


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My Articles – Creativity, Leading & Lessons from Life

since the mid-70s I have had over 800 articles published in magazines, trade journals, professional association journals, newspapers, books, blogs, ezines, newsletters.

The follow are a sample focused upon the DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS, ABILITIES, KNOWLEDGE in the workplace.

Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., CSP, DLA
creative thinking – creativity – creative problem solving – creative thinking consultant – creativity consultant – creative thinking speaker

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Creativity & Human Development Journal


Since 1976 I have had over 800 articles published in magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, ezines, blogs.  My articles focus on Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Productive Leading, Effective Communicating and Successful Teaming & Teamwork.

C,r,e,8,n,g!™ Articles & Books

Cre8v™ Thoughts newsletter

All the following articles are downloadable (some are in process of being connecting…come back again soon)

FREE articles and booklets. Some you have to mark the text and copy and others are in PDF format.


Are Highly Creative People Not Selected as Leaders?

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Broken Crayons ….Books …Co-Authored

I am a Searcher more than I am a Researcher. I continually look for fresh concepts, ideas, lessons, learnings, experiences and then attempt to link them to my work and my life…to help clients, audiences and myself grow.


Blogs (click on these links):

Developing Cre8ng Communities

Create with Alan

Alan’s Travel Lessons for Life


New articles

“Learning to Learn” Materials

interview by Terry Brock, CPS and 5 support files on Learning Styles

Articles about my work

newsletter, ezines, newspaper articles

Life is a Creative Journey, Not a Guided Tour

articles and book drafts based upon on 62 years of traveling.

Breaking Creativity Blocks


Here are links to many of my articles

Life is a Creatve Journey, Not a Guided Tour…

articles that integrate lessons I have learned from travel in 49 states and 73 countries around the globe to success in the workplace: business, industrial, governmental, educational.


Articles from Cre8ng Newsletter

You may reprint any these if you will contact me

and include my name and contact information with the article.

Creativity Awareness Criteria (PDF) link temporarily broken

Creativity Awareness Criteria discovered in a Chemical magazine…attitude, behavior, skills, structures, environment and how they relate to S.P.R.E.A.D.ng creative thinking throughout entire workplaces.

Commodity Conformer or Creative (PDF) link temporarily broken

Will you be successful becoming a commodity, a conformer or or known as creative?

Your Books Can Do Many Things for You (PDF)  link temporarily broken
Many ways for using your books to promote and support your professional work and volunteer missions.

File of Articles from Newsletter