Are you creative? The answer to that is YES. Everyone has imagination, ideas and new thoughts, even accountants! I know, I've worked with thousands. You can think of what to have for dinner tonight, or what gift to buy your best mate!
The key to being creative in business is to go ahead and test out your ideas. So my personal big tip for you today is - go on - over the summer, try at least one NEW thing out.
Be creative with the way you work, the way you craft your slide deck (ooh, be a devil!). You might as well let yourself live a little.
Just do it, don't just think about it. Good luck.
Creative thinkers are often also builders, but why is that? The reasoning is simple enough: innovation means to understand and express novel connections between ideas. It's that second part, about expression, that many people tend to overlook when they think about what it means to be creative. You might think that having good ideas is what makes a person creative, but unless you can express your ideas in a way that others can see, feel, taste, hear, or more clearly imagine, you're not really going to do much with those ideas--no matter how big or small. Creativity without action isn't innovation, it's simply imagination. The most impactful creativity is the kind that moves ideas forward.