Creativity First, Innovation Will Follow

Dear Reader,

I found this eye-opener of a post on my LinkedIn feed, and I thought you’d like to know : The Rule to Mastering Anything.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk


I am officially obsessing about creativity.

This has everything to do with all of the interest in innovation.

Discussions about innovation seem to be everywhere — yet, we don’t to fully understanding how to cultivate it. Yes, innovation is a critical concept in today’s workplaces. However, I can’t help but think that we might be putting the cart before the horse. Which leads me to one crux of the innovation dilemma. When it comes to innovation — don’t we need creativity to be there first to pave the road?

Where creativity is concerned it is wise to learn from the masters. I’ve just listened to HBR’s interview with Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation Studios. Undeniably, the folks at Pixar seem to have a handle on the creativity realm, and the innovative results which follow. Catmull explains that the dynamic they have built at his studio isn’t perfect. However, the…

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