Creativity, a thinking process that solves a problem or achieves a goal in an original and useful way, is becoming an increasingly important skill for employees, entrepreneurs, and volunteers. We all have the potential for creativity and, with a little focus, we can increase our creativity quotient.
Today I’ll focus on the first 4 of 13 steps listed in Human Relations 4th Ed. By Dalton, Hoyle, and Watts.
1. Believe that you have the ability to be creative.
2. Listen to your hunches, particularly while relaxed.
3. Keep track of your ideas by writing down your insights and thoughts. Keep a pad somewhere handy in which to record your ideas as they occur.
4. Learn about things outside of your specialty to keep your thinking fresh.
So, I decided to put my money where my mouth was and signed up for a continuing education Photoshop class at the local community college. This is what I managed to do to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Please note that #4 just says you should learn about things outside your specialty, not be good at them!