It’s not easy being a creative thinker in the typical corporate or institutional workplace. It can be hellish, in fact! Managers say, “I want out-of-the-box ideas!” but they seldom mean it. When you show up with new ideas and new perspectives, managers can get threatened very easily. Your fellow employees can get threatened, too.
I was taught to shut my mouth and do what I was told as a very young child and you probably were, too. All the way back in first grade I got the message that I was a troublemaker only because I said something in class that the teacher wasn’t expecting to hear. Lots of us grow up thinking that people in authority know more than we do, but that is often not the case…....read more