Creativity | Strength | Signature Wisdom  

Creativity | Strength | Signature Wisdom  

 

Creativity

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
— Pablo Picasso

Creativity is thinking of new ways to do things. It involves producing ideas or behaviors that are recognizably original. Words like novel, surprising, ingenious, or unusual often are used to describe creative people. Creativity is found in degrees. At one end of the spectrum are those individuals who are highly recognized for their exceptional creativity, such as great scientists, poets, composers, and painters. This is often referred to as “Big C” creativity. “Small c” creativity is everyday creativity and ingenuity; it is at play when people are able to generate creative solutions to a variety of problems. What really distinguishes creative individuals is not intelligence, but their general approach in life to situations and problems.