DAY 0: 5 Ways To Reignite Your Creative Genius At Work (And In Life!)


The 5x5x5 INNOVATION GENIUS Bootcamp - 5-Minutes, 5-Days, 5-Ways


Good news! We are born naturally creative and ready to learn. Yet ,creativity and innovation are often early casualties of negative scrutiny in fear-based cultures, but they don't need to be!


In the strategy execution space, particularly in healthcare where new ways of doing things are by-definition a deviation from what we already know to be safe, innovative ideas are highly scrutinized and for good reason. Yet, scientists and reserchers, for example, continue to make discoveries and innovate in high-scrutiny environments partly because they are trained to remain open and curious to every possibility. Their creative mindset and appetite for innovation outshine their high-scrutiny eco-system.


Over the next week, we’re going to delve into 5 “innovation boosters” in our 5x5x5 - 5-Minutes, 5-Days, 5-Ways - Innovation Genius Bootcamp. Daily genius-boosting challenges will help you pivot your mindset to think creatively and swim in the pool of innovation in any environment, whether you’re working alone or with a team, in the classroom or the boardroom.


Here’s your Day-0 innovation challenge to kick start your creative genius over the weekend:


What would your weekend look like if you turned your to-do list on its side? What kind of outcome could you get if you took something from the very bottom of your list and made it a top 3 in terms of significance, priority, and fun?


  • How could taking the dog for a walk become an adventure to visit a new hiking trail instead of taking the same route around the block?

  • How could shopping for groceries become an exploration of a few foreign items you’ve always been curious about and making them the focal point of one of your weekend meals?

  • How could a phone call with your cross-country friend or relative become an opportunity to learn about the most unexpected place they learned an important life or career lesson?

We are all creative by nature -- that is, until we let nay-sayers in our environment and in our heads block our creative mojo. So get ready to say “thanks, but no thanks” to the nay-sayers as you reignite your creative genius!


Monday officially begins our 5x5x5 Innovation Genius Bootcamp here on LinkedIn, so have a creative weekend and keep an eye out for Day 1 on Monday!


We are all creative by nature -- that is, until we let nay-sayers in our environment and in our heads block our creative mojo. So get ready to say “thanks, but no thanks” to the nay-sayers as you reignite your creative genius!


Monday officially begins our 5x5x5 Innovation Genius Bootcamp here on LinkedIn, so have a creative weekend and keep an eye out for Day 1 on Monday!

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