Update: Can Creativity Be Taught?

We are thrilled that this question has elicited so much response.

First, to date, of those who answered the poll, almost 1/2 (47%) believe creativity can be taught, 29% think this is "somewhat" the case (that people can improve their creative ability), 24% feel you've either got it or you don't.

Perhaps more interesting, however, is the number and variety of responses we received when we posted the question on LinkedIn. In just one day the question received 23 answers from business professionals of all kinds, from different industries. Many were extremely thoughtful and provocative. We hope to use highlights from several in our article.

In the meantime, I'll share an original poem offered up by Michael Lyubomirskiy, project manager, consultant and inventor at Lyubomirskiy Consulting.

Can creativity be taught?
Debate is endless. All for nought.
"Self improvement" so much fun
Run around, but nothing done.
Geniuses meanwhile left to rot...

More soon on this topic!