“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Do you look or do you see? Is there beauty between the twigs, leaves and drops of dew? Or a smell of dreams still to come?
Sometimes I am considered to be absent minded, scatty, living in a rainbow bubble. It’s an opinion. Opinions are many, opinions are freely available and far too often, imposed on one when one has no need for them. Having read and re-read Lewis Carroll throughout my life, I still rejoice in his words: “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
And why ever not? What is life if there is no dreaming, no believing in the impossible?
Let me entice you a step further with another question: what if ideas are not shared, not communicated to another? How many impossible dreams would then come alive? In the words of G.Bernard Shaw, “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apples. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. “
For ideas and creativity to take roots, they need to be tossed to the wind, finding echoes and others who also dream, who also listen and see. Creativity needs connections to bloom and dance. For anyone who reads what is regularly required for today, the concept of “creativity” in every field is desired, urgently needed, filling endless columns of space, whether analogue or digital. However, being creative, indulging in creativity and innovation is risky. There are pitfalls. There are unexpected twists and turns. How creatively does one deal with them?
Creativity. Innovation. A constant cry across the universe, begging for innovative solutions and ideas.
Can creativity be a leadership trait as well? Do leaders need to be creative and innovative?
My next guest is no stranger to creativity nor innovation. Angela Dunn nourishes the challenges and passions of what it is to be creative. Angela fosters creative connections, spreading ideas, planting mind dances in a community of thinkers.
Angela Dunn is a content strategist, futurist, executive coach, and the founder of ideachat–a global salon on Twitter for ideas and creativity. At the forefront of the curation movement, Angela is currently writing a book entitled “Curation Zen: The Key to Hidden Influence and Thought Leadership for the 21st Century“.
She believes in the power of curation for creating content and the spread of ideas. “Curators are masters of discernment, and connecting people and patterns. Following their work is key to strategic insights. Distilling the best ideas and adding your point of view leads to thought leadership,” she says. Angela believes the talented content curators are weaving hidden influence in the new social world.
Join me here as Angela discloses and shares her personal reflections on change, creativity and innovation.
Will you be challenged? Intrigued? Or inspired?
Where can you find Angela Dunn?