Thursday, January 28, 2010

WOW...Creativity stifled in school poll - 41% say yes, 35% sort of.

Just what I thought! Already, my poll, "Do you feel your creativity was stifled in school?" is showing clear results as to what our educational system is missing - creative thinking! ESPECIALLY now, during this time where creativity in business is essential. 45% answer "yes", 35% answer "sort of", and 25% say not at all.

In my opinion, 25% is simply not enough considering what separates us as humans is our right-brain capacity: emotions, solving problems, creating.

Anyway - just wanted to share this with everyone. Also, THANK YOU to all who responded so far! I have been receiving some incredible stories on multiple LinkedIn groups, and sadly, most are sharing how they could have been so much more..and, so much more SATISFIED had their innate creativity been encouraged more in school. This brings me to my excitement about Daniel Pink's latest book: "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his provocative and persuasive new book. The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world." Please check this out if you are feeling empty or what I like to call "creatively-starved."

Remember, your life is your just paint it! PH

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