How often have you needed to come up with a creative idea to deal with an issue, identify a new opportunity, or develop an innovation? Yet how often have you been completely stuck for an idea just when you needed it the most? Or how many times have you simply reverted back to old habits or familiar ways of doing things?
Creative competence has been identified as the number one leadership skill needed for the future. In fact, creative thinking has been proven to improve capability, engagement, resilience, and performance. It’s also just not possible to innovate without it. Unfortunately, our contemporary working environments seem to conspire against us to crush the creative potential we all have.
This Wisdom Destination™ follows 24 hours in the life of Amy, an upcoming digitally savvy leader. She realizes how her own creative potential is being stifled, and she seeks to find ways to resurrect it.
The learning journey explores Amy’s interactions at work and at home, and reveals the 7 key traps she falls into along with the ‘wisdom’ steps Amy takes to try to get back on track.
Most of us will relate to Amy’s experiences as she navigates the minefield of impossible deadlines, complex decisions, and conflicting perspectives of her fast-paced work culture. Along the way, Amy learns to look beyond the trendy quick fix approaches of open offices, hackathons, and incubators. By the end, she must learn to take control and proactively strip her thinking back to core values and priorities to build a more sustainable foundation for creative growth.
Amy recognizes she needs to become a more open and collaborative leader to create a more creative culture.
As a result of this learning journey, you will walk away with an understanding of how to nurture creative growth, and you will learn how to:
• Recognize the core foundational stages for creative growth, from ideation to implementation
• Identify the 7 key traps in these stages that can block creative thinking
• Implement 7 wisdom strategies for better creative thinking
• Understand how to lead effectively to build a creative culture
Now Boarding: Identifying And Dealing With The 7 Creative Thinking Traps
Andrew Grant and Gaia Granthave been internationally recognized thought leaders in the field of creative thinking and innovation for over 18 years. They are the authors of the international bestseller, "Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get it Back?" along with the breakthrough new book "The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game", acclaimed keynote speakers on the international circuit, and seasoned consultants to a range of global Fortune 50 companies. Gaia is a Ph.D. researcher into leading sustainable innovation at the University of Sydney Business School in the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship where she is also a lecturer, and she has an MSc in Creative Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York. Andrew is an engaging executive, APEC, and TEDx speaker. Academic validation combined with years of international experience in many sectors means that the Grants not only have a great understanding of creativity, BUT ALSO, as you will see, they have developed a creative way to approach this topic. They are truly creative people!