Daphne Gray-Grant has a nice list of 5 things you should do if you want to smother creativity before it can draw a single breath. (And if you don’t want to kill creativity, I assume that you’re clever enough to do the opposite of the things in her list.)
Here’s her list:
- Know exactly what you’re doing before you get started.
- Be careful not to offend.
- Get permission.
- Run it by everyone first.
- Criticize yourself at every step.