Creativity and Design Thinking is an important part of democratic leadership. Without it, leadership would be one-sided, there would be little room for advancement, and eventually, people can feel less empowered to take action or participate.
We should always examine the skills and techniques we can improve upon within our creative pool to add, subtract, multiple or divide the goal we wish to achieve. Some things I can work on to improve my creative skills are : fluency in generating ideas, self-confidence and putting aside my fears of thinking my ideas are not good enough.
Society often trains us to think more fixated with little room for colour. But we, as leaders within our society, can adapt and change this by thinking outside the box, combining our traits, cognitive abilites and problem solving styles and even by wearing Edward de Bono’s six hats.
Let’s use our Red Hat for Passion, Yellow Hat for intuition, but also the Black Hat for causion or the Blue for organization. And even with the wearing of these different hats and the overcoming of different creative thinking obstacles such as those that are environmental, tactical and or personal, we can change for the better.
We can learn and engage in more Creative Democratic Leadership.
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