Creative Thinking – What Is It? And How Can You Start Doing It Now! When you see the phrase “creative thinking” what’s the first thing that springs to mind? For many it would be the term “thinking outside the box” I’m here to tell you that when it comes to creative thinking “thinking outside the box” is the worse possible thing you can do! Many aspire to be good at it, there are countless articles and books about it but few really know what creative thinking actually is. Robert S. Tipton, Transformational Change Keynote Speaker, Success Strategy #2 for Transformational Change Leaders, How You See the Future Changes Everything. Success Strategy #2 for Transformational Change Leaders by Robert S.
Tipton 'Clairvoyance' - self-portrait by Rene Magritte . I just love this painting. According to the artist, Rene Magritte, this is a self-portrait. What’s primary to me about the painting is this: in “Clairvoyance” Magritte shows CLEARLY what a transformational change leader “sees” when they look at the future. “See” the egg. (BTW — Magritte was a French painter who became famous to modern audiences for his “Man in a Bowler Hat” painting which was featured in the 1999 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair“.) As you have probably guessed, “Clairvoyance” speaks to me — in a deep and meaningful way. Instead of “YES! Why the difference? A Future Un-envisioned is CERTAIN to be Unrealized “How” we see the future is an individual thing, and I’m (in general) an optimistic, transformational type of person.
However, not everyone takes this approach. Robert S. Tipton, Transformational Change Keynote Speaker, Success Strategy #1 for Transformational Change Leaders, Get A Renewed Attitude and Stop Managing Change. By Robert S. Tipton “Teaching people to build boats by showing them plans and giving them tools and materials like wood, glue, and nails creates limited returns. Instead — to deliver outstanding results in boat building — instill within them a love for the sea.” Excerpted from my book JUMP! – Get Unstuck and adapted from a saying by the French writer (The Little Prince) Antoine de Saint-Exupery . In digging a little deeper, it became clear to me that there are literally thousands of institutions of higher education in the world that offer some type of “change management” degree program and seemingly zero (according to Google) that offer something related to a degree in transformational change. This is a problem.
Why? Would you agree that most people are programmed to believe that change is a difficult, ugly, pain-filled process? The whole premise behind A and B above is flawed in my mind. Robert S. Tipton, Transformational Change Keynote Speaker, 9 Stages of Transformational Change. By Robert S.
Tipton Transformational change just “feels” hard, don’t you think? It’s an unsettling, unpleasant, “when is life going to return to normal” kind of thing. At least that’s the way I hear people talk about it when they’re in the midst of it (even me!). @ Robert S. Over the years, I’ve formulated my “9 Stages of Transformational Change” curve (see below) to try and bring some awareness as to why it feels hard.
Transformational change starts with grief. Roll that around for a minute. After all, change is a series of endings followed by beginnings — and when something ends (from a job to a relationship, from a favorite TV show to a certain style of shoes), we grieve. Transformational Change Leadership. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” “Explore. Dream. We are afraid of Door #3. I’m convinced of it — and rationally, it makes no sense. But, Bob, what’s behind Door #3? And — it sounds A LOT better than its other names of, “The Unknown…” or “Uncertainty…” doesn’t it? After all — the devil that I know is better than the one I don’t know, right? Further, the REALLY weird thing about it is this — unless we occasionally CHOOSE what’s behind Door #3 we remain stuck in our ruts, doing what we’ve always done, or avoiding what we’ve always avoided. Wisdom of “The Dog Whisperer,” “Super Nanny,” and a Kindergarten Teacher. “Dogs communicate through energy.
You display leadership by projecting calm, assertive energy.” – Cesar Milan, “The Dog Whisperer” Robert S. Tipton, Change Management Pro, Used-to-Think Collection - Balance vs. Centeredness. By Robert S.
Tipton Tell me about your collection of “used-to-thinks…” 7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders. By Robert S.
Tipton I’ve been assembling the list of “7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders” (TCLs) over the past several years, and I’ve come to discover that these folks are just — well — different. You “know” it when you’re in their presence… @ Robert S. Tipton, 2009 TCLs live an attitude of “been there, done that,” and have an approach that is calm, accepting, and wise. What do TCLs believe? Take a look at their 7 core beliefs below.