Friday, May 24, 2019

The Monthly “100 Creativity Ingredients” Book Tuning: Creative Personas May 2019

Creativity, originality, ingenuity, and insight need to be discovered by talented people on their own.

All humans are born with raw creativity ability. Creativity has many dimensions, with multi-faceted truth and myth, manifold knowledge and multidimensional insight. Creativity is the wings of our mind and the tempo of our heartbeat. Creativity is a constructive disruption, not so bad addiction, and a sensational phenomenon. The purpose of “100 Creativity Ingredients - Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity “is to classify, scrutinize, articulate, and share insight about one hundred special creativity ingredients, to paint the picture with them, to add colors on them, to embed the music into them, and to make the story via them, in order to unleash our collective creativity potential.     

           Creative Personas

Three Personas of the Digital Innovators With the increasing speed of changes, fierce competitions, and unprecedented uncertainty and ambiguity, creativity is the most wanted skill in the 21st century. But who are the innovators? Are innovators belong to a rare breed, or are innovators just among us and within us? With “VUCA” characteristics, what are important personas do digital innovators present today?

Creative Personality with Paradoxical Traits Creativity is the #1 needed skill now because digital is the age of innovation. The problem is that creativity cannot be taught, it’s not an ability which can be imposed by instruction, calculated via algorithms or practiced with linear thinking only. History teaches that those gifted with ingenuity don't need stimulating, while those without it are barren ground when it comes to original thinking. In fact, creative personality has some paradoxical traits. Creativity, originality, ingenuity, and insight need to be discovered by talented people on their own, although they cannot be completely taught, they can be developed and nurtured to reach the abundance of creativity.

Many Faces of Creativity Generally speaking, creativity means the thinking process to create novel ideas. More broadly, creativity may be more than or perhaps only tangentially related to the making of something new. Creativity is a specific way one or some human brains process information that results in unusual combinations of ideas, metaphors, applications, procedures, insights, and sometimes 'things'. Creativity seems to be a cluster of cognitive behaviors that may or may not result in a product and not necessarily a novel product. Or to put simply, there are many faces of creativity.

Five Traits of Innovators Creativity is #1 wanted quality for digital leaders and professionals nowadays, but where can you discover innovators? Do innovators belong to the rare breed or they are among us and within us? Why can innovators find more view spots than others? Why can innovators think differently by connecting unusual dots? What are the important traits of innovators?

Dare to Be Creative In order to move the organization/industry/society forward and step into the "VUCA" digital new normal. Creativity needs a problem to solve, and a creative mind needs a purpose. Business leaders must understand that not all of the stakeholders will move through the change curve at the same speed and they should convey a clear message and communicate relentlessly to inspire creativity and spark innovation.

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