Are you struggling to think of good ideas or lacking innovation? Well, you could be fearing failure too much which is withholding you from taking risks. So, take a look at some of these TED Talks that can help you free yourself from the clutter and bring back the creative sparks 🙂
1. How to Build your Creative Confidence – David Kelly
In this inspiring talk by David Kelly, the founder and CEO of IDEO, he explains how the fear of being judged holds us back from pursuing our creative ideas. He shares some interesting examples from his life to further elaborate on how anyone can be creative and it is not fair to divide all people into ‘creative’ and ‘non-creative’. Take a look at how overcoming fear can be the key to unleash the creative genius inside you.
2. Linda Hill – How to manage for collective creativity
Harvard Business School professor and author, Linda Hill has spent several years researching and studying successful leaders. In her talk, she talks about the lessons she has learnt through her interactions and how collective creativity is far more critical than trying to build personal achievements. She wants organizations and leaders to understand how creativity for problem solving can flow from every individual in the team rather than the few designated ‘creative’ people.
3. Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from
Steve Johnson, an American popular science author talk on where good ideas come from and how they evolve is one of the highly viewed TED talks. The speaker here shows examples from history on how creativity cannot be credited to ‘Eureka’ moments but rather is a slow gradual process that can be explored better in a collaborative environment.
4. Elizabeth Gilbert – Your Elusive Creative Genius
“Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be. If your job is to dance, do your dance.” The popular ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author, Elizabeth Gilbert, talks about the assumptions of creativity people have created which makes us look at creativity as some sort of enigma. She insists that people should continue to work hard and show up to work and not get allured by a single idea that may click ‘one-day’.
5. Tina Seelig – The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People
In a compelling talk, Tina Seelig, Stanford university professor and author outlines the characteristics that truly define creative people. Here she talks about what sets them apart and how we can take an inspiration to unlock creativity.