This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Getting the Best from People (9780137080571) by Martha I. Finney. Available in print and digital formats.
You can’t teach creativity to the uncreative! But you sure can nurture the well-hidden creativity that’s already there–and here’s how.
If you’ve tried to train employees to be more creative, you probably know this already: Creativity may be a discipline, but it’s not a teachable skill. It’s a frame of mind that makes people more receptive to making fresh connections. You can’t teach it, but you can nurture it by providing an environment that inspires and invigorates employees…
About the Author
Martha I. Finney is a writer and consultant specializing in employee engagement and leadership communications. A business journalist for 20 years before entering the consulting field full-time, she brings the qualitative perspective of workplace passion and problem-solving to clients who value the transformative power of engaged employees throughout the organization. She is author or coauthor of more than 13 books, including HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, with Yahoo’s Chief People Officer, Libby Sartain.