When people say to me “you are so creative” it gives me a sense of pride that someone has seen I have put thought into my idea, action or work. So when I was given the opportunity to have the co-author of the book “Cracking The Creativity Code” – Shlomo Maital, as a guest on my show, I jumped at the opportunity. Shlomo, is Senior Research Fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies, Technion and Professor (Emeritus) at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
All that being said I was honored that he joined me and Michael Steiner, Executive Director of BEST Robotics, Inc. to discuss this topic of creativity.
We discussed whether creativity can be taught or are you born with it, and the answers were very interesting.
Shlomo and Michael talk about the situation in todays educational systems and some concerning trends they are seeing.
I am hoping that when leaders of industry and key executives listen to this conversation they learn to embrace creativity within the workforce, and educators see the potential in students that demonstrate creativity.
About BEST Robotics:
Take plywood and a box filled with items such as PVC pipe, screws and other hardware, an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, aluminum paint grid, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN (BEST Robotics Advanced Instruction Node programmable platform), and something called a micro-energy chain system and try, within six weeks, to design and build a functioning machine that can perform certain, specific tasks in three minutes. What do you get?
You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.
Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.
For More Information Visit Their Website : https://www.bestrobotics.org/
About Michael Steiner
Michael Steiner came from humble beginnings. He is the son of Polish Holocaust survivors who made it through World War II as orphans because of a great deal of help from others. Over the years, he has become an accomplished and entrepreneurial international executive. Michael has over thirty years of experience in leading companies, organizations, and projects across industries. His proven track record includes team management experience, negotiation skills, and the highest level of due diligence. Michael Steiner is the co-founder of Your Global Strategy (YGS). This innovative consulting agency works with thought leaders and governments across the globe to manage projects and drive creativity toward growth.
Throughout the years, Michael Steiner’s clients have included governments and government leaders, philanthropists, and global entrepreneurs—all committed to utilizing their diverse talents to impact humanity. Influenced by his passion for education and his family connection to the performing arts, Michael devotes significant time to organizations around the world that plant seeds of creativity in the hearts and minds of children and adults. His work has helped manage and promote such groups—bridging the gap between leadership, audience, investors, and artists of tremendous talent. When asked about his career and experience, Michael Steiner answers: “When you learn, learn from and together with others; there is no limit to what one can achieve. People are Good”