Joining me this week is you.
This episode is a special one. I’m going to break down a recent experience I had for your benefit.
I’m recording this on March 1st, 2023.
We conducted a Creativity and Innovation training workshop for a client in San Francisco last week.
It was an incredible experience.
We partnered up with Sarah Lagrotteria, who is the wife of a previous guest on the show, and the creator of the methodology that we were teaching, Dr. Angus Fletcher.
In this episode, I share my experience teaching this stuff, and we’ll weave in parts of my conversation with Angus to help solidify this view.
I want to make this episode as practical as possible. For that purpose, we’re going to have a goal.
Our goal together is going to be to unpack training and creativity.
More accurately, training innovation in a way that’s practical.
I want you to take this episode and listen to it multiple times, then put these ideas into practice yourself.
I really encourage you to do it. I’ve done it.
If you’re on board with that premise, here’s what we’re going to talk about:
- Why traditional ideas for creativity in the workplace don’t work.
- Story and narrative as keys to unlock more of the brain for creative purposes.
- The importance of an audience.
- Trust and honesty, two crucial elements to making any of this work.
- What creativity even is, and what it isn’t.
- Anxiety as a source of creativity.
- The four tools of the narrative technique or story thinking [see: the Angus Fletcher method].
- What it means to turn creativity into innovation.
I promise you: by the end of this episode, we’ll have actionable tools to take into our work to allow us to do just that — turn creativity into innovation.
So please sit back, relax, and enjoy my episode with you.
- Traditional workplace creativity exercises don’t work. (00:03:42-00:06:33)
- Stories increase our brain’s processing power. (00:06:34-00:10:58)
- The “stretch” that creates wonder and intensifies a story. (00:10:59-00:13:12)
- Courage makes us feel bigger and braver. (00:13:13-00:15:56)
- Trust and honesty are key elements to making any of this work. (00:15:57-00:18:59)
- Creativity drives and influences us. (00:19:00-00:29:46)
- The four tools of the narrative technique [see: the Angus Fletcher method]. (00:29:47-00:39:31)
- The power of tiny changes and giving people the opportunity to change. (00:39:32-00:41:45)
- Transforming creativity into innovation. (00:41:46-00:47:04)
- Measuring success through value, engagement, and motivation. (00:47:05-00:50:13)
- The power of creative thinking. (00:50:14-00:53:27)
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