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Imagination And Its Importance

Mar 10

The key to innovation is creativity. So take a minute to consider how you may make better use of your creativity.


Are You Familiar With Imagination Neurobiology?

How might using your brain in new ways benefit your life, both emotionally and professionally? Imagine being able to access this superior intelligence on a regular basis. What a difference it would make to your life if it were more fulfilling and enriching? Consider this:

Making creativity an important element of your leadership skills is neither juvenile nor embarrassing. Your 'imagination muscle' will get stronger the more you utilize it. When you employ this capacity to tap into this rich reservoir of unlimited possibilities, you will be pleasantly pleased.

It will not be sufficient to rely just on information from the previous day. Imagination is necessary for everyone, but especially for leaders who must not only lead people into the future but also foresee unknown obstacles.


A Leader's Best Ally Is Imagination

The ability to employ imagination to one's advantage is a hidden component shared by virtually all successful people. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both utilized their imaginations to imagine how personal computers may revolutionize the world, how we work, how we educate our children, and how we enjoy ourselves. They were 100% correct.


How To Boost Your Creativity

1. Begin by considering the final goal: As a leader, you must first establish a goal and a vision for what you want to accomplish. This is the same path that you must take when building a house, as previously stated.

Unless you're willing to merely toss stuff together and see what happens, it's crucial to have a clear picture of what the final product will look like. Applying creative imagination, particularly the upside-down approach, as explained before, is critical.

While it may seem self-evident to start with the goal in mind, you'd be shocked how many individuals lack a clear understanding of what they want to accomplish, let alone how to get there. Instead, they are held back from achieving their goals by focusing on the roadblocks. You must have a strong, clear vision and, more significantly, you must understand why that vision is so critical to you.

2. Use your creative and empathetic imaginations together: Creative and empathic imaginations work well together. When you consider some of history's great leaders, you'll notice that they all had a larger goal in mind than just achieving personal success.

Great leaders are frequently driven by a desire to help others rather than pursue their own goals. Even if they have faced adversity, they can comprehend how individuals in harsher situations must feel. Consider Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa: their sympathetic imaginations propelled them to greatness.

3. Engage other people's imaginations: It's far simpler to discourage than to promote people's imaginations, especially if it's not part of the workplace culture. Going against a limiting way of thinking might require a lot of guts at times. "I'd rather have my concept shot down than not say anything and have a worse suggestion put forth," someone recently commented to me.


The Six Hat Thinking Methodology of Edward de Bono has shown to be successful and popular in encouraging employees to use their creativity in the workplace. The green hat signifies creative ideas and potential, while the red hat represents intuition, sentiments, and hunches.

Reading or receiving training in the Six Hat Thinking approach as a team leader may be beneficial. I've seen individuals seem scared and even ashamed when asked to utilize their imagination in the corporate world, where reason, realism, facts, and pragmatism reign supreme – as if envisioning things was something only children or creative people could do.

The concept that creativity is somehow less important than rational thinking frequently kills, suffocates, or suffocates fantastic ideas. This view not only may stifle amazing ideas, but it also demonstrates a lack of awareness of the critical function of imagination in human existence.