You see, I believe that in everything we do, we must have seen how somebody else did it before or we have imagined it in our minds in picture form how it should be done. Once you have that picture in your mind, you will eventually turn it into words and action, words because it will allow you to become more detailed in describing the process of how to achieve what is to be acted upon either for yourself or your team. Obviously, the team cannot read the picture in your mind, nor can you make what you imagine become a reality until you can describe the process of how you're going to achieve it line upon line, precept upon precept.
Can one encourage creativity in another? I would say that one often stifle another's creativity like the education system does by insisting that there is only one correct answer and punishes the student for an incorrect answer. This will never encourage creativity.
Last but not least, a Positive Mind is required to carry out what is detailed without knowing in advance if it will bear fruit. If the Creative thinking was strategic enough to lay out the plan, Positive thinking is the partner to provide the energy to carry out what is required to reap the success of the outlined plan. Thus we need to Plan our Work creatively and Work our Plan enthusiastically! Remember, only Positive thinking provides the energy while Negative thinking sucks it up, fills the body with chemicals to make us become lethargic and even depressed as the mind sees only fear, blame, shame and self-justification.
Below are two success stories of how I helped two International Sales companies take off successfully from ground zero described firstly in pictures only and the second in pictures and words for those interested in more details :
PROJECT 1 in pictures only
PROJECT 2 in pictures and words
I live to think that my leadership has greatly contributed to helping the country of Malaysia be ranked in the top 10 countries in the world today for the direct sales industry.
Watched the following 2 videos :
The first is a speech from me to a crowd in the USA -