Want to think wayyyyy “out of the box?” Just ask a child. I just heard from a friend that Peter Senge uses the power of uber creativity by working with children. To help imagine the possibilities connecting with children more often can bring to creativity and innovation, take a look at this recent reply I received from my cousin who is father to three little girls when I asked him how things were going with his daugthers:
Gymnastics, basketball, and singing. Swimming every day, birthday parties every weekend. Believe in fairies, princesses and elves. Trying to get all ingredients of pixie dust in order to fly – need a dragons tooth, spots from a lady bug and a chipmunks’ wisker – have all the other ingredients. I told them they need allthe ingredients to be able to fly, or they may go invisible or turn blue. Ashley told me to go to Amazon to check on the dragons tooth.
This reply changed the way I looked at everything the day I got it. What about you? When was the last time you asked a child for advice to help you be more innovative? If it has been awhile, you might need to make up for lost time!
- A Fairy Fashion Store by Umit Unal (designmixer.wordpress.com)
- What do fairy eggs look like (wiki.answers.com)
- eFairies Helps Little Fairies Have Fun With a Complete Line of Fairy Party Products and Fairy Party Supplies (prweb.com)