While there have been many negative definitions of doodling throughout time, I am drawn to this positive definition offered by Sunni Brown in a recent TED talk.
“To Doodle: to make spontaneous marks to help yourself think; a preemptive measure to stop you from losing focus.”
I often find myself doodling when listening to a presentation. Now I understand why.
How much more effective could we all be if we made a conscious effort to doodle more?
Or as Sunni suggests, what would happen if we, as leaders, encouraged doodling in our companies?
Here’s a link to Sunni’s TED talk: Doodlers, unite!