My decades of experience in corporate and government operations were excellent context for my graduate study in creativity and leadership. It occurred to me that a vast number of people who worked in both spheres demonstrated a limited ability to creatively attack the challenges facing their organizations. I was curious as to why these people who held leadership positions lacked the desire and ability to approach and solve problems creatively. This led to my extended study
The research literature on creativity has not traditionally identified the predisposition to take action as a creative characteristic. However, turning a creative idea into an actual outcome is essential in the creative process. Action is an essential part of creativity because original thought does not produce any meaningful achievement, and thoughts, alone, cannot have a positive impact on the human experience. Therefore, to be creative, individuals must be committed to t
Conventional wisdom represents generally accepted ideas and opinions. These commonly held beliefs have gained acceptance over time and generally are not scrutinized by the public.
Conventional wisdom is often akin to accepting facts based on faith. The accepted information is not necessarily based on science, and its genesis may be folklore, stereotypes, sensationalized headlines, or poorly designed research that represents opinion. Often, conventional wisdom involves sh