Do We Have a Hidden Bias Against Creative People?

Good article via Bulletproof musician about creativity in students.

(Via The Bulletproof Musician.)

 

Do We Have a Hidden Bias Against Creative People?

Do We Have a Hidden Bias Against Creative People?

In a recent survey of 1500 CEO’s by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, ‘creativity’ was singled out as the most important leadership characteristic for businesses of the future.

Indeed, we all value and enjoy the creative output of designers, chefs, and out-of-the-box thinkers in all corners of the market.

And we celebrate innovative leaders and entrepreneurs and turn them into rock stars and celebrities.

But interestingly, there is quite a bit of research which suggests that many of us actually have a bias against creative people. As in, we don’t want them to be our leaders, we don’t want them working for us, and most shockingly perhaps – we don’t want them in our classrooms.

Wait….seriously?

 

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