Day 142: Innovation is Creativity

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From MinistryBestPractices.com

John 7.38 (GW) …”Streams of Living Water will flow from deep within the person who believes in me.”

( Continues from How Innovative Can You Be?)

Innovation, the conversion of the abstract to tangible valuable, is a must-have not only in management and business, but also in leadership.

Steve Jobs once said from a leadership standpoint,

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

How true!

Profound as it seems however, Innovation starts with little things we do in our everyday lives. For instance,

Creativity is Innovation!

Creativity is … the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others

What is Creativity?

But how do we define creativity?

From Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken, Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others. (page 396)

Naturally, people tend to view creativity through the lens of stupendous display of talent, and in terms of great inventions alone. On the contrary, creativity is expressed in the little things we do in our everyday lives, as we will discover in our next post.

Prayer:

Lord, how exciting to know that getting innovative is not as far fetched as I’d always thought, but starts from the little things I do everyday! I am most grateful for this. Please breathe on me once more dear Lord and cause Your Innovative Spirit to be birthed in me. Amen.

Funmi Adebayo © 2015

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