creativity is one of the greatest qualities we can be lucky enough to have, but
many never allow their true creativity to be expressed.
of the importance of creativity. As humans we have a very strong need to
express ourselves and we're happiest when other people understand what we are
trying to get across to them.
who are truly creative don't copy what others do; instead, they may use
innovative ideas from others as a springboard to come up with a unique product
for themselves. They tend to distance themselves from the competition rather
than compete with them. If they see another company or person copying what they
do, they create something even better. Put simply, they are able to leverage
their creativity and innovative capabilities to attain success.
are right now? According to Daniel Burrus, CEO of research and consulting firm
Burrus Research, here are 10 ways you can accomplish just that.
to observe and to use all of their senses, which can get dull over time. So, it's
time for you to sharpen the blade.
knowledge, therefore you need to always be expanding your knowledge.
your perceptions can limit your reasoning.
come to life.
break from them. It can shift your mind to another place and help you be more creative.
subconscious. Actively seek out new experiences to broaden your experience
useful, but be careful not to become part of it.
another problem. When you define the real problem, you can solve it and move
on.' If you had correctly defined the real problem, you would have solved it
long ago because all problems have solutions.
others aren't seeing.
several ideas and start innovating, and then we come up with more ideas and
never get anything done. At some point you have to turn off the idea generation
part of the process and work on the execution part to bring a project to life.
Amanda Ciccatelli, Social Media Strategist of the Marketing Division at IIR USA, has a background in digital and print
journalism, covering a variety of topics in business strategy, marketing, and
technology. Amanda is the Editor at Large for several of IIR's blogs
including Next Big Design, Customers 1st, and ProjectWorld and World Congress for Business
Analysts, and a regular
contributor to Front End of Innovation and The Market Research Event,.
She previously worked at Technology Marketing Corporation as a Web Editor where
she covered breaking news and feature stories in the technology industry. She
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her at @AmandaCicc.