Gate One was delighted to host Adam Kingl for an evening focussing on creativity, including the launch of his new book, ‘Sparking Success: Why every leader needs to develop a creative mindset’.
Creativity is seen as a top three priority in the workplace, but with almost 94% of companies failing to spend time exploring it there has never been a greater opportunity for leaders to make change.
Adam explained the science behind everyone being creative and the behavioural changes needed for creativity to be fostered in organisations, including how the brain has different states of focus (gamma, beta, alpha and theta; from highest to lowest focus) and needs to be in gamma state for creativity to happen. With practice, the brain can actually stay in gamma for longer periods; much like training your brain for exercise.
Following Adam’s thoughts, Anthony Gaffney, Partner at Gate One, was joined by Neil Mullarkey, Wilsey Mockett and Caro Ruttledge, for an engaging and thought-provoking panel discussion sharing their own real-life examples and the creative qualities of leaders, leaving the audience with tangible changes they can make to encourage creativity and innovation within their teams.