Being creative is not something you put on your CV, but you should. Creativity is a welcome addition at any level of a company, specially in leadership positions. Let me give you some more business friendly names for creativity.
Creativity make you think of artists, painters and sculpture. And most parents don’t want a child which is an artist and no business will publicly hire an artist to lead (but they need one). So how do we reconcile the real needs of the business with the perceptions of people?[shareable cite=”Frank Contrepois”]One thing the business world is good at, is to be creative. [/shareable]
If there is a need for creative people but the word is not compelling enough, then new words are to be created, more business friendly words and a global marketing campaign has been started to make those words appealing to companies, parents and children alike.
This happened and here is a list of new ways to say “I’m creative”, that you can put on your CV and proudly discuss in public.
You can say:
- I think outside of the box
- I find innovative solutions
- I’m an innovator
- I’m a troubleshooter
- I analyse complex problems and see a solution (but don’t ask me to explain the problem)
I had to wait 38 years for someone very smart to tell me “your biggest skill is your creativity” so don’t stop creating, being a business artist or simply an artist. Thank you[reminder]Do you have other business friendly ways to say creative? [/reminder]