As children our imagination knew no boundaries, but as we grew older our imagination was gradually reigned in and our thinking eventually settled within the accepted boundaries of conventionality.
It seems that our intellectual comfort zone has shifted from that of continuous exploration and inquisitiveness to that of conformity with accepted norms of adult perception. Today I round out this week’s creativity spotlight with additional suggestions to fortify and re-engage our creativity via this Forbes article:
Solving a problem in a new way is creative. So is questioning the status quo. Looking for small ways to add flair is a creative act that improves an organization. This type of thinking doesn’t require a “top-down” mentality, a snazzy title, or a big-ticket degree. Anyone can deploy creativity throughout their day, and it’s your job as a leader to encourage your team members to do so. Set up your environment to foster innovative, independent thinking. Buck traditions. Forge ahead.Reconnecting with our natural, childhood creativity is the foundation for formulating successful strategies in adulthood, and the best place to start is my book: Slingshot: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life.