Last week I attended the 2nd Annual Creativity Summit.
I attended because I don’t consider myself overly creative and thought I needed help in that area. I think that people who are creative are in the arts (dancing, singing, acting…) or perhaps graphic designers, website designers or architects.
The event featured David Burkus who is the author of the forthcoming book The Myths of Creativity. He is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. He is the founder and editor of LDRLB, an online think tank that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy.
What a great speaker! During his presentation, he shared with us how individuals and organizations can overcome the biases associated with innovation and creativity. After he presented his “myths” more in depth, I realized that it takes effort to be creative and that, believe it or not, we are all creative in our own unique and special ways.