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Friday, July 6, 2012

Do you have an Anti-Creativity Checklist? | Braden Kelley, Innovation Excellence

I like the Anti-Creativity Checklist in this blog. Well, no, I don't recommend using the list. I recommend not using the list -- except to remind yourself of what you should not do.

Got that? Make sense?

Here's the list, though blogger Kelley got it from a video that's also available in his article:
  1. Play it safe. Listen to that inner voice.
  2. Know your limitations. Don’t be afraid to pigeonhole yourself.
  3. Remind yourself: It’s just a job.
  4. Show you’re the smartest guy in the room. Make skepticism your middle name.
  5. Be the tough guy. Demand to see the data.
  6. Respect history. Always give the past the benefit of the doubt.
  7. Stop the madness before it can get started. Crush early-stage ideas with your business savvy.
  8. Been there, done that. Use experience as weapon.
  9. Keep your eyes closed. Your mind too.
  10. Assume there is no problem.
  11. Underestimate your customers.
  12. Be a mentor. Give sound advice to the people who work for you.
  13. Be suspicious of the “creatives” in your organization.
  14. When all else fails, act like a grown-up.
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This article is featured in today's (July 6) Garbl's Creativity Connections -- available at the Creativity tab above and by free email subscription.

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