What’s the downside to creativity?
Being creative does not mean being productive.
Creativity can be defined as generating useful ideas, in any domain. Most people assume that a bunch of creative ideas is something great. It really isn’t. Seriously, it’s not Because, if none of your creative ideas ever get implemented, then what do you have? N-u-t-h-i-n’. Nuthin! Period!
Want to know the key?
Curious about world-class spin on this “creativity issue”?
Here’s the deal:
Innovation is the implementation of a creative idea!
That’s the secret at world-class organizations, like Disney. They focus on creativity and implementation, in order to create innovations that make things better for their Employees, Customers, or Business practices.
Personally, I think of Walt Disney as the “Father of Creativity”.
What Walt really deserves credit for was his ability to innovate – to implement new, creative ideas. He was the ultimate “envelope pusher”.
“So what?” A simple question. One I began using a decade ago for the sole purpose of challenging people to adapt, not adopt “book theory” best practices.
On a scale of 1-10 (10 is excellent), how would others (not you) rate you on your drive, your vision, your energy, to push creative ideas through to implementation?
I hope you like your number. I didn’t like mine when I did this exercise. So I did something about it. I started to practice what I preach.
That has made all the difference.
Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?
Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂