By Dr. Theresa Bullard
What comes to mind when you think of creativity? A painting? A song? Perhaps a new invention or way of thinking? Did you know that creativity is at the foundation of innovation and problem solving? In fact, it is now recognized as a key factor to success.
This is why now more than ever it is critical that leaders possess the ability to access creativity and utilize it to drive their team and projects to success.
Understanding the power of creativity is essential for maintaining high performance, sustained advantage, and for identifying new solutions to the problems of today’s ever changing economy.
What is Creativity?
Creativity is the part of us that envisions beyond our immediate physical experience of the world around us. Creativity is the ability to use imagination to develop new and original ideas or things. Using this key faculty of Imagination, it guides our creations, our dreams, and even our fears.
What is a Creative Advantage?
The Creative Advantage, is the ability to continually tap into new ideas, solutions, and innovations. This rests upon first being able to harness imagination. A leader must not only learn to tap in to new ideas but also be able to break past the barriers to creativity when they “hit a wall” or have “creative block.” When we are talking innovation, we are also talking about making Breakthroughs.
What is a Breakthrough?
A breakthrough is an event that causes or marks the breaking down of a barrier to progress. A breakthrough can also be an important new discovery. As Albert Einstein said best, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
Enter the Era of Creative Leader
Creativity is one of fundamental qualities we must cultivate as leaders. Whatever your area of leadership may be, if your work touches society or the lives of people, it is time to develop new strategies for enhancing your creativity.
The Creative Leader is a new term that has emerged to coin the next generation leader who drives innovation through fostering an environment of Inspiration, Imagination, and Breakthrough Creativity.
Another blog you may find interesting is one where we identified some of the key Qualities of a Modern Day Creative Leader. As leaders, we must learn practical techniques for continually tapping in to new ideas, solutions, and innovations that will keep us flourishing and evolving.
A key solution, we at Quantum Leap Alchemy see, is to move leaders out of the box of old ways of thinking, and to train you to master the arts and sciences of transformation and of accessing breakthrough creativity.
In fact, we believe another type of leader, one who recognizes that both Creativity and Transformation emerge from a Higher Plane of Consciousness, or from the Quantum Realm will become the next generation Transformational Leader.
Introducing the Quantum Creative Leader
There is much discussion these days about Transformational Leadership, a style of leadership in which one uses authentic presence, vision and inspiration to motivate others. These are leaders who have the ability to skillfully embrace change, empower others and ultimately transform us.
The Quantum Creative Leader recognizes this ability to create and transform arise from higher consciousness and are able to access this realm to drive creative breakthroughs and change.
As author Danah Zohar states, “Quantum thinking is vital to creative thinking and leadership in organizations. It is the key to any genuine organizational transformation. It is the key to shifting our paradigm.”
We’ve identified 3 essential steps that allow you to access this higher plane of consciousness known as the Quantum Domain and ultimately elevate your creativity capacity to become a next generation Transformational Leader, a Quantum Creative Leader. Stay tuned next week as we look closely at these 3 steps.