Leaders can become surprisingly creative problem-solvers when they intentionally seek opportunities hiding – opportunities that just haven’t been discovered yet – within the problems they’re trying to solve.
“I used to think creativity was reserved for painters and writers,” a highly-successful leader said thoughtfully. “But now I realize that no one is more creative than me when I’m removing barriers to help my team be more successful.”
Creative people are problem-solvers who tackle problems differently than analytical thinkers. Creative problem-solvers look outside the available information, the “why nots” and the barriers to progress that helped define the problem in the first place.
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