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Pandemics, wars, and major social crisis create new kinds of attitudes, needs, and behaviors, which require mastering new skills and adjusting to the new realities.

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We Need Imagination Now More Than Ever

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During a crisis, the chronological way to handle things is usually:

  • Defensiveness and rapid reaction.
  • Endurance plans for a potential recession....

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Imagination is a challenging task under extreme circumstances and world-changing events like the current pandemic. It helps us go from adapting to the new environment to shaping it. A leader...

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Managers and leaders need to find time to stand back and reflect, steering away from the ‘fight or flight’ response for some time. While this is difficult in the midst of heavy demands, it is cruci...

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Creativity and Imagination involve going beyond the obvious ‘passive’ questioning, and finding fresh ideas and approaches, that as a matter of fact start with the right questions, like:

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    When a crisis requires a goal-driven, serious response, it is easy to overlook the power of Play, which is a critical accelerated learning capability.

    The act of play makes us form inter...

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    Collective Imagination is the key to success in the current circumstances. A good leader picks up, maps, and scales the ideas provided by individuals.

    A system needs to be set up to f...

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    The cliche ‘thinking out-of-the-box’ is apt in this context. Imagination is triggered by the unexpected. 

    New solutions and breakthroughs are not apparent and maybe just an anomal...

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    Even if the budget is low, it is important to experiment. 

    Testing theoretical ideas in the real world is a necessary step and often generates unexpected outcomes leading to further i...

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    Optimism and pessimism, both can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Our beliefs often shape our reality. Having a hopeful, can-do attitude works in favor of our solving the challenge...

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