Monica Kang stood in front of professors and students alike Wednesday and told the students, in particular, to relax: bad grades won’t end a career. She explained step-by-step how to build a creative mindset and boost productivity at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. Kang, who graduated from BU and the Pardee School in 2009, discussed her new book, “Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work.” She said that embracing creativity fosters self-discovery. Kang encouraged attendees to resist old-school work environments by injecting creative energy and passion into their daily lives. After being asked by an audience member for an example, she explained how adding an inspirational quote at the bottom of an email showed an individual’s creative style and finesse. When asked what she hoped students would take away from the event, Kang responded with a simple answer — freak out less, live more. “One thing in particular is I hope students freak out less about their grades and focus more on their values and experiences,” Kang said in an interview. “Yes, grades are important, but everything else is equivalent in the relationship that you build. … The team-building skills, the language learning, the study… Read full this story
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