In this series of blogs, I am exploring the 4 creative competencies, as defined by Dr. Robert Epstein.
Yesterday I looked at "Challenging" - which was all about learning from your failures.
Today I will concentrate on "Capturing", which is all about recording your ideas, as and when they occur.
Do you ever wake up, having dreamt a really good idea? Or do your ideas come to you when you are travelling in the car or on the bus.... or in the shower? The likelihood of having a notepad and pen available in any of these situations (or being able to use them!) is slim, so it has got me thinking about all the different ways that I now try to make sure that my great ideas don't "escape".
The obvious starter, would be a blog...... when I have an interesting thought, or idea, I may just blog about it!
A colleague of mine, Mike Collins, is great at all this digital, social malarky - he has pointed me to lots of great ways to capture learning and ideas. In a blog about a webinar, that we did together "Making CPD Sexy", he had lots of ideas on how to record your learning for CPD, which could also be used for recording your ideas.
Here are a number of other cool ways that you might capture your ideas:
Smartphone - record a memo, or do a quick video message to yourself
With 30 years experience in L&D, Krystyna has been training trainers, facilitators and subject matter experts as well as line managers since 2008. Noticing a lack of experience and skill in the area of needs analysis drove her to write her book 'How to Not...