The Role of Attention for Creativity | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it
The relationship between attention and innovation is complex. As we know, managing your attention well falls within the EI domains of self-awareness and self-regulation.


But to better understand how attention plays a role in innovation, ....look at the stages of creativity.


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If you look at the entire creative cycle, from recognizing the challenge to launching, it draws on every EI domain.

    

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First, ....there is a creative challenge. The research on innovation in business shows there are two approaches: exploitation and exploration.

 

Leaders need to know when to explore, when to exploit – and how. And that starts with the simple awareness of what you are doing.


Then there’s taking on a creative challenge. Highly creative people immerse themselves in everything they can learn about that challenge – and range far more widely than most others. That’s because a creative insight means putting together original elements in a fresh, useful way – and you never know where those pieces will come from.


But once you have the creative insight, you need to put it to use, to make it real.


If you look at the entire creative cycle, from recognizing the challenge to launching, it draws on every EI domain.


Via Susan Bainbridge