Being Creatively Intelligent
In this conversation with psychologist Sharon Bent we explore the Being Creatively Intelligent workshop, beginning with the view that creativity is a defining feature of the species, not a special feature of a small number of people. There is some discussion about the mix of personality and learning in the development of creative ideas. Most of the discussion then focuses on the six factors that promote creative thought. Sociality is the all-encompassing factor that creates the psychological safety and context in which the other factors operate. These other factors include Perspiration, Absorption, Emotional Intelligence, Mental Modulation and Cross Training. We then explore implications for practically helping organisations support creativity internally.