A creative mind is the one that sees information – particularly from the world around – and relates it to their experiences and existing knowledge in order to create. A “creating mind” according to Howard Gardner breaks new ground. It puts forward new ideas, poses unfamiliar questions, conjures up fresh ways of thinking, and arrives at unexpected answers.
When exploring new paths, it is important to allow these moments of not knowing, when the results are not there yet or results are not perfect or complete. A creative mind can handle uncertainty in order to generate unexpected results. Gardner sees the role of a creative mind in our daily life increasingly with those who come up with small, but significant changes in professional practice. “It is about thinking outside the box – putting forward recommendations for new practices and products, explicating them, seeking endorsement and enactment and for leaders formulating and pursuing new visions.”
Examples of these creative minds, we could see in the participants in our training, when finding a solution in a problem-solving activity through discussion in the group or when after a moment of silence an answer to a personal question was coming up.
“I felt inspired to look at my life and make changes where necessary after the seminar.”
(participant from the international seminar in Malta, in the Follow-Up)
You can explore your creative mind in all of our seminars.