We can’t control everything that goes on in the world, but we can control how we respond. The ability to create meaning and choose what we make of our experiences, how we react, and how we move forward is the source of all creativity.
In managing an organization, avoiding groupthink lays the foundation for creative problem solving. The more different perspectives and life experiences you can bring to bear on a problem, the more options you will have to select from when you choose a solution.
Editing your perspective can be a valuable part of the creative process. Choosing to look at your subject matter from a different angle lets you see it afresh and draws your attention to new features. Curating your environment can also lead to changes in mindset and sources of new ideas.
Modern leadership isn’t just about getting more out of your team in the workplace. It’s about making sure they are engaged and being supported as a whole person, in their whole lives; It’s about providing opportunities for their creativity to flourish.