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1 Tapping Into Your Own Vision and Creativity Kelley School of Business X420 Class Discussion Session #77

2 Philip Orsina, President and CEO of Masonite Corporation said the following: Philip Orsina, President and CEO of Masonite Corporation said the following: “ Vision and Creativity may seem to be vague concepts. Yet we know them when we see them.” “ Vision and Creativity may seem to be vague concepts. Yet we know them when we see them.”

3 VISION  A vivid mental image  Intelligent foresight  The ability to enhance visual images of things or events  Imagination  The ability to visualize something that you own. It’s your own personal property  The act or power of creating something new

4 Creativity  Cognitive activity resulting in a new way of viewing problems and situations  The ability to think and approach a problem in an original and flexible way  The ability to bring something new into existence  The process of producing something that is both original and valuable

5 per George Prince, “The Practice of Creativity” “ An arbitrary harmony an unexpected astonishment a habitual revelation a familiar surprise an unexpected certainty a disciplined freedom a difficult delight a predictable gamble a miraculous expectation an ephemeral solidity an accustomed amazement”

6 Vision guides Creativity In a certain sense, one can say that vision must guide creativity “The eye…the window of the soul, is the principal means by which the central sense can most completely and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature” (Leonardo da Vinci, )..they don’t call it hearing or scent, they call it “vision”….

7 Vision, imagination, and creativity  “Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” -- Jonathon Swift  “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.” -- George Bernard Shaw

8 The Structural The Structural The Inspirational The Situational There have been many theoretical discussions of how problems are solved creatively These approaches to using creativity can be summarized in several ways:

9 The proponents of Inspirational methods of creativity face the danger of the dilettante: Too much creativity, not enough follow-through

10 Those espousing the Situational approach often fall prey to the weaknesses of committees… “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”

11 Combining various elements of creativity strategies can lead to the following sketch of a creative methodology: Gathering information ConsultingVisualization Free Association “What if?” Explorations Review Results Distribution

12 Yeah, yeah, a lot of this can be taught…....but without vision and creativity, it is an arid exercise in routine.

13 ….SO—let’s focus on the Question Can people be taught to have Vision and to be Creative? Can people be taught to have Vision and to be Creative?

14 Creativity is strongest in children…. 90 % of people at age 5 are “highly creative” 90 % of people at age 5 are “highly creative” 10% of people at age 7 are “highly creative” 10% of people at age 7 are “highly creative” …but, between 8 and 45 years old, only 2% are “highly creative” …but, between 8 and 45 years old, only 2% are “highly creative” …so, let’s play a little….

15 THAT? WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF

16 A little knife work…. Cut the cake so that it makes eight equal pieces using only three cuts. Cut the cake so that it makes eight equal pieces using only three cuts.

17 Change your point of view to see the cake’s three dimensions, and then… Change your point of view to see the cake’s three dimensions, and then… Cut 2 Cut 1 Cut 3 (splits the quarters)

18 New point of view…. What is this…?

19 New point of view…. By pulling our point of view farther away…… …we can see that it’s a plateau on Mars…..

20 Glasses…. Arrange things so that the glasses alternate – filled and empty – by moving only one glass. Arrange things so that the glasses alternate – filled and empty – by moving only one glass.

21 Glasses…. By moving only one glass to fill an empty one, we complete the task. By moving only one glass to fill an empty one, we complete the task. Looking beyond the obvious, dismissing assumptions….finding creative solutions.

22 It’s a numbers game… Determine why these numbers have been put into the order they are in….

23 It’s a numbers game… Determine why these numbers have been put into the order they are in…. 8 = Eight 5 = Five 9 = Nine 1 = One 6 = Six 3 = Three 0 = Zero Dismiss your assumption that the numbers should always be considered numerals, and try alphabetical order.

24 Tapping Into Your Creativity Let’s explore what a person can do to tap into his/her vision (imagination) and creativity

25 Action Steps to Creativity  BRAINSTORMING WITH OTHERS  ASKING DUMB QUESTIONS  HAVING FUN  BEING A CHILD AGAIN  THINKING OUTSIDE THE “BOX”  ROLE PLAYING  IMAGINING  BREAKING THE RULES  LOOKING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS  TAKING RISKS

26 IN CONCLUSION

27 ThereIsn’tAnyConclusion

28 EVALUATIONQUESTIONS Discussion Session# 77  Use: a. Strongly agree b. Agree c. Disagree d. Strongly disagree e. Don’t know 1. I found the presentation of material easy to understand. 2. This Advantage session increased my knowledge on the subject presented. 3. I will be able to use some of the information from the Advantage session in the future. 4. The presenter was well prepared for this Advantage session. 5. This presentation should be repeated in future semesters.


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