Too many female executives think of themselves as “non creatives.” But creativity isn’t necessarily about painting or writing or the things we often associate with the word. It’s essentially about looking at things in a new way.
In fact, the definition of creativity is:
The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.
Your rising stars need encouragement to think creatively. But they also need some explanation around what “thinking creatively” actually means. Because, most of the time, successful business leaders are already “thinking creatively” and don’t even realize it! You need to encourage more of that behavior.
In his post about creativity, Think Smart, Brian Tracy offers some ways to help leaders tap into their mojo and think differently about solutions to business problems, challenges and issues.
Check it out. And then get your team’s creative juices flowing!