It has been a week since Sir Ken Robinson came to Houston to share his thoughts on creativity.Â Apparently, one canâ€™t just imagine good ideas to be considered creative.Â You actually have to do something with your ideas.Â I wonder what those of you who attended the lecture (or watched his videos) have taken away from his ideas. Â Please share!
One idea of many that resonated with me was a quote by Anais Nin: The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
When I think of this with respect to education, I wonder how long we will tolerate the status quo in many areas before we make a change.Â Change can be hard.Â Many factors can contribute to an initiative failing.Â Leaders take a risk to set a new course.
Weâ€™ve all heard the definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results.Â How do we back up from our list of daily doâ€™s to rethink about the way we approach our work?
One way is to have an outside force require it, another is for the pain point of doing the same thing becomes too much, we might see someone elseâ€™s success and that gives us courage.Â What helps you?
Last weekend, we assembled the 4th cohort of the REEP Business Fellowship to learn about accounting, finance, economics and managerial use of data.Â The MBAs in REEP are starting their coursework on managerial accounting.Â We are building a foundation for future work.Â If we want something to be different, we need to be different.
What are your creative ideas that you are willing to make happen? Share your thoughts below.