One of our central leadership tasks is cultivating a culture of creativity. And it is more than a leadership technique--it is a stewardship issue.
Think of the two hemispheres of the brain as parallel processors. They certainly overlap in function. And this is a gross simplification of something that is divinely complex. But the left-brain is the logical half of the brain, and the right-brain is the creative half of the brain. Now juxtapose brain topography with Matthew 22:37: "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind."
Loving God with half your mind doesn’t cut it. Half-minded is no better than half-hearted. But many leaders are trying to lead with half their brain tied behind their back. And it’s about as effective as running on one leg, clapping with one hand, or twiddling one thumb!
When will the lame-brains get their act together and start living in the fullness of what God has for us?