Tuesday Tips

“Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value. It is a process; it’s not random.” – Sir Ken Robinson

When thinking of those who are creative, you might automatically think of artists, writers, and musicians. In truth, creatives include all those people who solve problems – the inventors, the entrepreneurs, the designers, the planners who have the capacity to make our lives better…to make the world better.

Creativity is not a nice-to-have talent that a few select are born with. Creativity is a skill that everyone can (re)learn and improve on. It’s an essential skill that we all need more of if we are to find innovative answers to increasingly complex questions. Questions that we’re facing at work, parenting or life in general as each one of us has to work out how to best deal with the rapid pace of change we continue to experience.

Creativity is not learned by putting yourself on a 10-day course. Creativity is a way of life, a culture.

What is a culture of creativity you ask? It’s when people are encouraged to try new things, ask questions, challenge assumptions, work on different assignments, take time out of everyday working life and look at work and life afresh. It’s about getting off the treadmill, stop doing what you do as you’ve always done it and to rather think about what can be improved and how we can do things differently.

To do:

Explore these suggestions from this great list of ‘9 Things to do to increase your creativity in the next 10 minutes‘.

The list includes;

  1. Doodle something,
  2. Sign up for a class in something you’ve never done before,
  3. Create the Right Environment,
  4. Move your body,
  5. Start a sketchbook,
  6. Keep toys on your desk,
  7. Engage in Flash fiction,
  8. Try the 30 Circles Test and
  9. Role-play away.

Suggested reading/watching:

Can you learn Creativity? Yes, here’s how – (Igor Ovsyannykov)

Creativity is the Future of Work – (Declan Wilson)

Do schools kill creativity – (TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson)

Big Magic – Available on Amazon (Elizabeth Gilbert)

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall.

Our Future of Work Academy’s webinar this month is hosted by Graeme Codrington and looks at the 10 Skills You Need to Thrive in 2020 and beyond.

You do need to be a member of the Academy to access this webinar. The monthly cost is just $24 and there’s a 30-day money back guarantee and no long term commitment – you can cancel anytime! You also get access to our monthly content which is all aimed at helping you build the habits required to successfully navigate the future.

If you sign up now you can access the Academy for just $1 for the first month to give it a go. You can sign-up here.

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