How to improve your creativity and become more innovative in your organization.
Who wants to be more creative?
Risk Failure: high, medium or low risk experience?
Risk Failure: what you just promised
Learn to Draw Representative Realistic
Left Brain Logical Sequential Rational Analytical Objective Looks at parts Right Brain Random Intuitive Holistic Synthesizing Subjective Looks at wholes No Brain
Learn to draw: and you learn to see things more as they are
Do a creative writing class
Do a creative writing class: and you’ll improve the way you observe and understand things as well as the way you try and communicate these things to other people.
Do an Improv workshop
Its not stand-up comedy
Listening is more than simply not talking when the other person is talking: How is what you do next, after they finish talking, influenced by what they just said or have said previously? (exactly like the Story-line exercise from a minute ago) It looks and feels like ordinary conversation but it isn’t
Do an Improv workshop: and you’ll become a better listener (and observer but we didn’t get to that exercise today…)
Play improvised music with other people
You got to sing like you don't need the money Love like you'll never get hurt You got to dance like nobody's watchin’ It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work. "Come From The Heart" by Susanna Clark & Richard Leigh Play improvised music with other people: ..and learn the power of non-verbal communication in creativity and life
Creativity and innovation are risky but potentially rewarding activities that are very paradoxical: You risk rejection –to get accepted You’ve got to let go – to catch something
Don’t forget the promise you made….
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The presentation is on my blog http:// www.bridgedesign.com /blog/