What is Creative Intelligence (CQ)
Creative intelligence CQ is the secret of human success argues Caroline Wiseman in The CQ Secret: Why Creative Intelligence is the Secret of Human Flourishing and Innovation, a book which combines evolution, social economics and spirituality.
CQ is the ability of each of us to transform our unique creativity into something which benefits humanity and brings us fulfilment. CQ turns creativity into innovation.
IQ, EQ, CQ
Academic intelligence (IQ) is only one type of intelligence - we also have EQ (emotional intelligence) and crucially CQ - which is creative intelligence.
Why is successful creativity important? It is the key to a flourishing society:
it enables equality - it empowers disadvantaged as well as advantaged people to determine their own lives.
it fosters a prosperous economy, because creativity is the ultimate source of all economic value - it is the engine of enterprise and innovation.
it is the key to social wellbeing. It brings the fulfilment that comes from a meaningful and flourishing life.