- Be curious and show an interest – observe and perceive what’s going on around you with heightened attention and awareness.
- Think long-term and embrace uncertainty – imagine various future scenarios, best case and worst case and how you would react to the different possibilities.
- Think like a visionary – dream and imagine how your environment and society could develop and how you could benefit from it.
- Challenge – do not just limit yourself to accept decisions or daily routines; rather ask yourself what you could do better about them.
- Get inspired – learn about others’ thoughts and ideas and play with them; appreciate team work as an opportunity for intellectual discourse; or assign a muse (whoever or whatever that might be for you).
- Develop tolerance for mistakes – adopt the perspective that every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow, be persistent and keep trying and experimenting.
- Trust your intuition – don’t just listen to your rational mind; give your intuition a chance as well.
- Organize – focus on the priorities even when the going gets tough or complex.
- Influence and convince others – communicate about your concepts and ideas and gain buy-in.
- Collect ideas – whenever you see or read or research something that sparks your interest, consider filing the material; you might need that stimulus later.
Monday, January 26, 2015
10 principles to shake up thinking patterns
These are Annette B. Czernik's top ten principles to shake up thinking patterns and boost creative actions:
You may learn more about the importance of creativity for your company's success in Annette B. Czernik's article "No innovation without creativity" on www.inspired-executives.com.