In my blog article, Sleep: the key to being more innovative I reported the importance sleep makes in boosting creativity. Research into the unconscious mind is shedding more light on what 95% of our brain activity is actually for.
Our unconscious mind has long been known to harbour our personality, our beliefs, what we value, our biases while also controlling our bodily functions. Also it is responsible for our habits and creativity. It turns out that sleep is not the only way you can improve your creativity and become more innovative.
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While New Zealand enjoys a high ranking internationally on such matters we tend to take it for granted and trade on our good reputation. As a result, insufficient consideration is made in the board room when our supply chains involve other countries.
Have you been frustrated in not being able to make the changes you wanted in your organisation? Or perhaps you finally made the change after a few false starts. It could be that you had the wrong people involved in leading the change.
Not everyone thinks and acts in the same manner when change is upon them. We need to understand the six types of behaviours and apply this knowledge when selecting members of teams who are involved in making changes.
We can all marvel at the great innovations that enrich our lives today. These innovations aren’t just restricted to products like iPhones many of us carry around, but also techniques and processes like CRISPR gene editing that has the potential to correct genetic disorders and diagnose and treat cancer.
Behind these innovative products and processes is the work of some very creative people. I am envious of the creative spirit that drives these individuals to achieve the things they do. Interestingly we were all creative once, way back in our childhood days. While most of us moved into other areas of endeavour a few never lost that creative spirit. It turns out that we all have the capability to be just as creative as we were, or even more so. So how can we boost our creativity?
In Happiness and sustainability, the US slips another four places down to 18th position in the United Nations 2018 World Happiness Report.
The US used to be at the top of the index. Despite having one of the highest incomes per capita, the well-being of its citizens is dragging it down.
The influence of the West was already in decline before the US turned its attention away from international matters to focus on making ‘America great again’. The void leaves it to other powers to take over from the US that threatens to undermine the world order. Europe too has its challenges. Has the West runs its course? What is to be done?
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