Expanding Your Creativity

I just released my second PSA with Creative Oklahoma, a nonprofit I work with dedicated to developing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in my home state and elsewhere in the US. This film covers what I consider to be the most dangerous misunderstanding of creativity: that only a select few are creative. Too often we tell stories of creative insights or creative people as if it’s dependent on some outside force (muses, divinity, etc). The research, however, shows that creativity happens when several forces overlap within yourself – something accessible to everyone, not just those blessed by muses.

David Burkus is the editor of LDRLB. He writes, speaks, and serves on the faculty of management at Oral Roberts University’s College of Business.

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Comments

  1. says

    Absolutely, yes, “start working on expanding your creativity”! I’m seeing amazing results using improvisational techniques to give leaders a platform to try and see themselves in a more creative light. It works for the extroverts, the introverts, both left and right brain thinkers, and even the more stuffy folks. I too believe that creativity can be learned and it can be taught.

    Great perspective…

  2. Roshini Muralidharan says

    Thanks for another great post David! Could you please share links to any of the research resources you used in the video?

    • says

      Thanks Roshini. Almost all of the research that influenced this film comes from Teresa Amabile. Mainly, her book “Creativity in Context.” Hope that helps.