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Creative Management and Development has been updated with newly commissioned and leading edge chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development, and well-being. The textbook retains seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture, and sustainable development. The contributors to this textbook represent a broad spectrum of perspectives from among the most distinguished names in the field. They give a clear overview of the topics discussed while explaining their practical implications. This textbook is published as a Course Reader for The Open University Course Creativity, Innovation and Change (B822) but will engage and challenge students interested in creative ways of managing, different approaches to developing creativity in organizations and creative leadership.
Chapter 4: Beyond Cleverness: How to Be Smart without Thinking
Beyond Cleverness: How to Be Smart without Thinking
It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case … Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in battle – they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and they must only be made at decisive moments.
There is a stupid rumour going round that intelligence is essentially rational, and that hard problems are invariably best tackled as explicitly, clearly, logically and articulately as possible. It's not true. As Whitehead says, logical clarity is one form of intelligence, but to assume that ...