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A recent study by Adobe of over 5000 people in the worlds 5 leading economies: United States, England, France, Germany and Japan has revealed that only 1 in 4 people are living up to their creative potential. There are some interesting points: 80% of people feel that Creativity is key to driving economic growth Whilst 50% agree that they are increasingly being expected to think creatively at work 75% say that there is increasing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work 59% feel that creativity is being stifled by the education system – echoing the words of Sir Ken Robinson There were some interesting barriers that people spoke about as a barrier. The biggest surprise to me was that 43% indicated that a lack of money was the biggest challenge to being creative. Isn’t creativity free? Artists are considered highly creative but have one of the lowest per capita incomes around. I fully understand the issue of time (which I have spoken of before) as you have to make time to put the idea into action and make it real. Some other barriers to creativity were: Fear of being judged Finding others to support you I don’t take chances What people wanted most to help them be creative were: Time to think creatively 36% Training to learn and use creative tools 31% An environment to think creatively 30% Tools to create 27% 71% of people also preferred to be by themselves when they create – something to think about next time you head into a brainstorm session. One thing I like about this study is that it is easy. Thankfully, a study on creativity has been represented, creatively! Easy to read, not much text and plenty of colour. There is always lots of negative and positive feedback about any study such as this and this has been no different. Whatever your thoughts, its a great way to think about how you are trying to encourage innovation and creativity in your company and the one I really like, ‘Are you living up to your creative potential? If not, why...

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The Principles of Creative Leadership I love anything that Sir Ken Robinson says. He is an enlightened guy. His Tedex talks are the most popular ever (from what I know…). He gets creativity. What do I mean by gets creativity? You can read about it in his an article about him and his new book here . Its a great read. One of the points that I loved the most was: “Someone asked me recently what single piece of advice would you give people who wanted to become more creative. I said it would be to have confidence that you can be because often people lack confidence because they can’t do something and therefore assume that they’re incapable of it. There’s a very big difference between not having learned to do something and being incapable. There’s a point where most people can’t drive cars, but they don’t think that they’re incapable of it. I can’t play the piano but I’m not incapable of it; I just haven’t done it” Bingo, he gets it. I read so many articles, books and strategic articles on creativity and what thinking tools to use to be more creative but as Sir Ken says it’s a confidence thing. I see this all of the time when ever we run a creative team building program. It’s like rabbits in the headlights when you ask someone to pick up a paintbrush or a crayon. I have seen this look of FEAR for years but never seen anyone actually get ill or harm themselves from it! Three hours later, once you have built up everyone’s confidence, had some fun and silenced the inner voice, you have something that looks amazing. In 3 hrs we go from “I am not creative”, to “I can’t beleive what I have created!” It’s not that you arent creative, it’s that most people dont have the confidence to try something that will help them develop their creativity. The worlds best Salsa Dancers started learing a few simple steps an went from there. You will never look like a professional the first time you try something. That doesnt mean you wont but you have to swallow the inner fear and take the first step. Mankind was singing, dancing and drawing (all considered creative pursuits) a long time before he was putting together spreadsheet. So get started being created. Don’t say “I am not creative”. Ask “what the HELL is stopping me being creative?” We have all learned to drive if we wanted to haven’t...

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My year 7 art teacher killed my creativity! Its a little bit of a harsh statement but I find that for so many people it seems to be true.  This is not a slant against art teachers or any teachers at all. They do an amazing job and I used to be an art teacher myself many years ago. What I find though, is that so many people we work with had a bad experience with their year 7 art teacher where they were either told they were useless or made to feel useless. What happens? That person builds a limiting belief and spends the rest of their life saying  ‘I cant draw, I am not creative’. If you say you are not creative then you will not act creatively. Simple. Which is really sad. You kill off a part of you that should be alive and that can make your life and career great. There is a speech by Sir Ken Robinson at the TED conference on You Tube that is getting a lot of interest at the moment. He talks about how the school system is killing creativity and that he thinks that ‘creativity is as important as literacy’. Some other great points he made are: If you not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original. We get educated out of creativity – we are all born creative. Education is focused on skills that would get you a job in the industrial age, not in the current age We need to radically rethink our view of intelligence – its multi-functional, dynamic, interactive and distinct. He presents some fantastic points and about embracing all forms of intelligence and creativity, not killing it. Remember, all children are born creative, lets not kill it off Last chance saloon If you havent been able to see the work of Olafur Eliasson at the Museum of Contemporary Art, DO!! You dont need to have any knowledge of art whatsoever to be enthralled by this exhibition. “From light-filled environments to walk-in kaleidoscopes, Eliasson’s unique, experiential works explore the intersection between nature and science, and the boundary between the organic and the artificial” Make it happen before 11th April...

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