Goes well with recent episodes of my podcasts for Whatever, Etc., on the three aspects of mindful contemplation: Attending to the world as it is happening, giving focus to our actual situation, & opening up to possibilities.
By Linda Fisher Thornton
What is Creativity?
In the leadership development world, creativity is currently getting a great deal of attention. But what is it? Can you learn it? Is it a skill? How do we lead in ways that encourage it?
When we explore the question “What is creativity?” from a thinking and learning point of view, an open and active mind is clearly required – one that can see new possibilities. But is there more to it than that? This post explores the variables that make up what we think of as “creativity.”
Creativity is studied across a number of disciplines, and according to Wikipedia:
“Scholarly interest in creativity ranges widely…Creativity and creative acts are therefore studied across several disciplines – psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics. As…
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