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Emotional Intelligence – have you got any?


What’s the point in thinking of myself as a creative ideas person if I am too ‘sensitive’ to handle rejection and too much of an ideas person to get a few ideas finished rather than many ideas begun?

The module Creativity, Innovation and Change’ (B822) is knocking me into shape. It’s a management course. The first block runs questionnaires and inventories on you and where you work to establish where there’s a fit or whether there’s a mismatch. I am also reminded of the many teams I have formed or belonged to that have worked, literally generating ideas for a BT Think tank for example, finding the ‘innovator’ and ‘entrepreneur’ to get behind an idea and raising first £28,000 and then £100,000 for that project. Often the fit looks crude, even cliched, between the ideas person, the innovator sales/prefect director type and the entrepreneur who may hold it all together as a fledgling business.

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