Entrepreneurial Creativity: Tao
The Power of Passion
Two Creativity Catalysts
Creativity out of Silence
Innovation Is Love
How To Get Inspired: 3
and Design Thinking
Creative Problem Solving
Developing a Vision: 6
Setting Goals: NLP Criteria
Visual & Creative Thinking
NLP Perceptual Positions
Innovation Is Love
10 Innovation Commandments
New Product Development
The Jazz of Innovation
How To Kill Creativity: 10 Steps
Succeed in Innovation
Vital Roles: Dreamer, Realist, and Critic
Walt Disney was very successful at turning
fantasies into reality. The
technique Disney Creativity Strategy was modelled and developed as
NLP tool by
Robert Dilts, an NLP pioneer and the author of
Strategies of Genius.
One of the goals of
NLP is to model the thinking strategies of
successful people. Dilts defined this particular strategy after analyzing Disney's methods
for turning his dreams into reality.
The Three Vital Roles
The Disney Creativity Strategy separates out
three vital roles – dreamer, realist, and critic – involved in the
process of generating creating ideas and translating them into reality. The
roles are explored separately for maximum clarity and effect.
Let your mind wander freely. Produce a visionary big picture
with no boundaries,
limitations or restraint. Ask yourself "What do I really want, in an ideal world?"
Do not let reality come into your thoughts. This is daydreaming or brainstorming time. It will
most likely engage your
visual imagination. Establish the payoffs of the idea.
Realist: This is about organizing
ideas to put your plan into practice. What would need to happen to make
it real? How could you do it? Think constructively. Devise an action
plan and evaluate it to determine what is
realistic. Ask Yourself "What will I do
to make these plans a reality?" Establish time
milestones for progress.
Make sure your plan can be initiated and maintained by the appropriate
person or group.
Critic: Test your plan, look for
problems, difficulties and unintended consequences. Evaluate them. Ask
yourself "What could go wrong?" Think of what is missing, what is
surplus, what the spins-offs will be. Define the context in which your
plan is workable and problematic