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Creativity is not a talent.

Research proves that anyone can be creative regardless of their IQ. Creativity is a way of operating therefore the environment and surrounding conditions rather t...

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John Cleese on Creativity In Management

John Cleese on Creativity In Management

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People operate in two modes

People operate in two modes: open and closed. Each of those is relevant for a different purpose and both are important in everyday life.

Depending on personal preference, per...

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Closed mode

This is the action mode where stuff gets done, decisions are implemented and goals are achieved.

It is associated with: pressure, tension, doing, purpose, goal-orientation, s...

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Open mode

This is the slow mode where one can ponder the issues, experiment and explore new connections.

It is associated with: play, exploration, relaxation, humour, childlike behavio...

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Combining the two modes
  1. Ponder the problem (open mode)
  2. Implement the solution (closed mode)
  3. Review the feedback (open)
  4. Implement next stage, pursue other avenues, correct errors (closed)

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Getting into open mode

Create oasis of quiet for a defined period of time. This requires SPACE and TIME.

SPACE:

Create a no-pressure, distraction-free environment sealed off ...

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This requires TIME, CONFIDENCE and HUMOUR.

TIME:

Allow the mind to settle before deep diving into issues. Take your time to let go of everyday problems. Plan this "sett...

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JOHN CLEESE

you're either free to play, or you're not

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CONFIDENCE

Your oasis is a safe space where mistakes don't exist. If you play alone, allow yourself irrational thoughts. If you play with others never discourage, judge nor destroy and only build on ideas.

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you can't be spontaneous within reason

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HUMOUR

Facilitates creation of safe environments, encourages trust, switches neural focus. Is associated with children and thus fits into open mode dynamics.

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