In a previous post titled, “The most valuable commodity in the 21st Century,” I addressed the need for schools to foster and not kill creativity. Since writing that post, a colleague shared an interesting article, titled “What Chief Executives Really Want” which further supports the supposition creativity as a critical component of the competitive edge in this global economy.
Below are a couple of excerpts from this article which was originally provided by BusinesssWeek.
“…According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value (NYSE: IBM – News), CEOs identify “creativity” as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.
That’s creativity—not operational effectiveness, influence, or even dedication…
…business leaders around the world are declaring that success requires fresh thinking and continuous innovation at all levels of the organization. As they step back and reassess, CEOs have seized upon creativity as the necessary element for enterprises that must reinvent their customer relationships and achieve greater operational dexterity”
So I find myself asking. How are schools fostering creativity?