Generate new solutions with CREATIVE thinking: a problem-solving process that combines creative and analytical thinking.
Embracing CREATIVE and organic thinking means understanding that the person you have in front of you (client, customer or your peer) is a real person with real problems, rather than a sales target.
Instead of traditional market-research data, creative-organic thinkers dig for data that are user-driven and offer a deep understanding of a human being’s unarticulated needs. Creative-heart thinking helps reframe questions in a way that expands the boundaries of the search itself.
is a powerful tool for self-development
It is particularly meaningful and effective
- when one is faced with life crises and existential questions
- when one experiences ones own life situation as unsatisfactory
The client is being guided in his/her self reflection by viewing his/her present life situation towards the backdrop of his/her life story.
The client is helped to recognize patterns and dynamics within him/herself and in relationship with other people by gaining distance to the forces that are confusing.
Being accompanied through a process of self-confrontation helps
- to put the present life situation in a wider context and find meaning
- to get a better grasp of ones self-image and review ones values, patterns,
- life strategies and coping mechanisms.
- to increase ones own capacity of decision making and actively coping with difficult and stressful life-business situations.
- to increase social competence and contribute to ones capacity to regenerate.
Biographical Coaching and Creative thinking is activating ones creative resources and potential. It helps to develop new future exponential perspectives and to practice concrete alternatives of coping.
The development of IMAGINATION IS AN ESSENTIAL STEP IN THINKING
There are many processes out there to help leaders solve problems, manage change, and grow and innovate. But recently you may have heard of a newer approach that’s circulating in the business-management landscape: creative-design thinking. But what is it? Here’s what you need to know about design thinking and the evidence behind the concept.
In a world that needs innovation and well-run companies, creative-design thinking is an approach to problem solving that allows us to combine right-brain creative thinking with left-brain analytical thinking.
We live in a time where old social networks are increasingly falling apart and many of us experience loss of meaning, loss of vital relationships, loss of will and loss of love for life.
Biography Work and creative thinking addresses our quest for meaning and helps to bring us in touch with our existential life questions in a way that takes the psychological, social and spiritual dimension equally into account.
CREATIVE-Work aims to work towards social renewal by focusing people on questions and tasks their own biography presents them with. Assuming that when this is achieved, life itself gets a new dimension and simultaneously a contribution is made to the development of humanity as a whole.
When facing crises and existential questions healing and development are closely interlinked.
BioCreative Coaching works at the threshold of healing and development. It strengthens the human I and helps to read the language of our own life story – by recognizing general laws in human biography and by activating one’s own creative potential to work with them.
BioCreative Work views past, present and future out of an understanding that past and future reach way beyond this one particular life.
To gain a deeper understanding of who we are we need to practice to become a witness of our own experiences. Additionally with a research attitude take a deep interest into the unfolding of our life and the questions it confronts us with. Insights thus gained can free up forces which can be used to find creative steps towards coping with crises out of a much wider perspective.
“To prepare global, creative and entrepreneurial talents or have a joyful life with exponential results, … The most desirable education, of course, is one that enhances human curiosity and creativity, encourages risk taking, and cultivates the entrepreneurial spirit in the context of globalization.”
It sounds complex, how different people with different viewpoints would come together to help solve problems.
“This brings to mind a combination of a scientific method married to a creative method”.
How would you counsel a group of people in an organization — comprised of both creative types and more scientific types — that need to take this approach?
Logik of the Heart is a creative and formative way of thinking that flows in rhythm and symmetry. Logical thinking, first systematized by Aristotle, served humanity’s ability to think abstractly, to coordinate the physical world and as well as construct sound arguments.
Purely logical thinking is the shadow side of the logik of the heart.
Logical thinking is the static the analytic aspect.
Heart logik grows one thought out of another organically
logical thinking forces relationships between unrelated elements by way of analysis and synthesis.
Heart-logik is a slow and objective process while normal logic is hasty and arbitrary, and tends to be subjective.
Logical thinking connects thoughts in thought-webs;
Heart-logik develops ideas in symmetrical, harmonious gestalts.
There has been very little written on the Logik of the Heart, its origins and usage.
Using the spiritual truth of the fourfold human being as a model for organizing thoughts in the creative process leads to living thinking, which produces a living form, for example, lecture, essay, poem, play, book.
In addition to affecting the head and logical mind, the inner structure of these forms based on living, wave-like thinking can affect the heart forces of the reader or listener, hence the term “Heart Logik.”
By bringing content and form into an organic and harmonious connection the logik of the heart is created.
This type of writing is not new. It can be discerned in the Book of Job, Matthew Gospel, the discourses of Plato, and Goethe’s description of the archetypal plant to give just a few examples.
We do know from Steiner that Egyptians were heart-thinkers and the connections between their hearts and their heads were more harmonious than modern human beings. When humanity was given independent powers of thought starting in 700 B.C., we always ran the danger of losing our heart-connected thinking in favor of purely logical thinking of Aristotle, which can be brain-based and amoral.
Some scientists are still suffering from a merely logical thinking having brought the near destruction of our planet. Environmental problems cannot be solved by linear thinking alone.
Spiritual thinking means that we employ a spiritualistic understanding of human development and that we do everything in our power not to compromise the growth toward freedom and spiritual self-awareness.
There are consistent attempts by great cultures and authors to reintroduce again and again the forms of heart-thinking in terms of a healing architecture, literature, business, self-development, parenting, music, and art.
Could the Italian Renaissance have been an attempt to heal the split between the human heart and brain by reintroducing a main source of heart-thinking in Plato?
Was Thomas Aquinas not trying the same when he brought a Realist philosophy to counter the Nominalist currents bubbling in the monasteries of the day.
We see in German Idealism the attempts of Hegel and Goethe to introduce a living philosophy and science to overcome the materialistic thinking of England and France.
Although many of these cultures and individuals worked in dynamic ways, the Logik of the Heart was never spelled out directly as a way of thinking.
Logical thinking was clearly understood and has three acts of the mind: 1) name the object, 2) judge the object, and 3) syllogism.
The Logik of the Heart works in deeper levels and inter-relationship, and is therefore a qualitative process thinking, while logic is subject to our personal preferences.
The Logik of the Heart can be defined as a logic which has four levels or questions what? how? why? who? In addition to these questions there are symmetrical relationships, or polarity, between the levels.
The mid-point of any Heart-logik sequence is called the “inversion” as the form moves inwards.
There are many possible forms of the heart-thinking. Florin Lowndes pointed out that the ribbons seen with messages written on them in the Renaissance paintings or Hegel’s Logic are some of the early manifestation of the Logik of the Heart.
Let’s just put our intention in What
What is? The first questions is simply “What is?” and it asks people before trying to generate new ideas to take a deep dive into understanding what’s going on today, because it turns out that today’s customer or human being dissatisfactions are really the only data we’ve got to work with to help us create a better tomorrow. What if? Having developed this understanding, we turn to our second question.
“What if?” This is our creative possibility generating question. We ask if anything were possible, what would we create to satisfy these needs that customers have as we’ve discovered them during “What is?” We end “What if?” with a series of ideas and we capture them in something we call the “napkin pitch,” which is named that way because the idea should have such a simple description that it could fit on a napkin.
What Wows? We take a number of napkin pitches, because we never want to put all of our eggs in one basket, and we move into the third stage, and the question “What wows?” And here we talk about the wow zone, which is where something that creates value for the customers and for us that meets our ability as an organization to execute it meets a business model that brings us the profitability that we need to build a sustainable business.
So we begin through a process of creating rough prototypes and surfacing the assumptions behind why we think the idea meets those tests, and we begin to narrow down the number of ideas moving forward.
What Works? The fourth and final question is “What works?” and that’s when we take the ideas that have made it successfully through the previous three stages and we move them into the marketplace for some small-scale experiments with real, live customers that give us quick feedback that we can use to iterate and improve our solutions. So four questions, pretty simple, that’s how we capture the process.
You’re much more imaginative than you think, but your workplace — which needs your very best ideas — may be driving the creativity right out of you.
- The dynamics of the mind, thoughts and how they influence your life.
- The conscious mind: what it is, how it works for us and against us
- The inner and outer worlds of our reality
- The six laws of the mind.
- How to influence the outside world with your thoughts
- How to maintain your concentration easily and effectively
- Understanding and eliminating negative mind habits
To help you to develop
Critical Thinking -Creativity -Collaboration -Communication -Cultural Competency -Character- resolution of conflict -self awareness-team work
Contribute to the Greater Good – we improve our community and world
Be Resilient – we don’t give up
Grow – we are life-long learners
Always – seek STORIES -talk about FEELINGS -follow-up with, WHY?
Thinking LAB 3 Quadrant
Light of Wisdom
CREATIVE Thinking Process intended to encourage
“Creativity is the capability or act of conceiving something original or unusual.”
“Innovation is the implementation of something new.”
“Invention is the creation of something that has never been made before and is recognized as the product of some unique insight.”
THE WAY I WORK has the power to change the way you approach problem-solving by always referencing the ‘why.’ Why are we doing this? You learn to question your assumptions every step of the way.”
What is CREATIVE ASSUMPTION? More than a methodology or framework, IS THE WISH FULFILLED. understanding
The WORK exercises in Goethean observation of self and nature, is one of the tools to shift paradigms bring different results and create the culture.
One may imagine creative behavior as a flowering plant whose flowers, leaves, stem, roots and soil are being examined in order to find growth.
The result of one’s search, of course, depends on the part or parts or the plant on chooses to examine one ls attentive to or the part of the flowering process.
Some theorists see creative behavior as a function of certain thinking abilities, others see it as a way of acting to transform the environment, and still others see its roots in the individual’s ability to overcome certain emotional, perceptual or cultural blocks .
The essential question is, perhaps, how may we tolerate what at first seems to be such complexity, such chaos and disorder in wanting to understand creative behavior?
How may we hold in our mind’s eye, the whole of this flowering plant in order to acknowledge its patterns and understand its depths?
The desire of the wish fulfilled creates a new reality
This is what you will learn, the tools to manifest another reality, with exponential results that will lead you to a joyful life, inner beauty and a higher self-concept that will inspire and impact the world.