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Creating a Creative Crisis

Lead Change Blog

Change Management Leadership Development creativity crisis deadline discomfort Energize failure UrgencyOrganizations sputter and stall quickly. Insider focus seems to be our default mode. We naturally work to create personal comfort rather than value for customers.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! posted at Daily Creativity. Very cool! The bad one."

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! The fried clams won. I've had readers ask "Why so many? I think so.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in Practice []

Weekly Leader

Senior managers can apply practical insights from neuroscience to make themselves—and their teams—more creative. leadership creativity practice team

Creative People Must Be Stopped

Leading Blog

Mostly people say they want big, new, creative ideas. They act like creative people must be stopped. Creativity & InnovationBut when you come up with one, they seem to go out of their way to kill it. Wouldn’t it be nice to know where the opposition is going to come from before you ever present it? They should just do!:”

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. There’s some outstanding creativity amongst America’s homeless. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. ” Self-assessment is never easy.

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Daniel Pink on Creativity

CEO Blog

If the job involved any thinking or creativity, it does not work. Constraints kill creativity. The creativity is "no longer that of the artist". True creativity: The ability to give someone something they did not know they were missing. I love Daniel Pink 's views. He studies the science of the mind. This is what counts.

Gratitude 2011


He is one of my virtual mentors who is also super-creative. Gratefulness fills me whenever a year ends. Nicholas Bate is a genius. No Actions.

Hacking the Creative Process

Leading Blog

While creativity is associated with artists, creativity is really part of life. Benjamin Franklin put it this way: “To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.” But they're both using the same creative tools and wrestling with many of the same obstacles." Creativity craves structure.

Steve Jobs: A Creative Life

Chris Brady

My business partner and co-author Orrin Woodward and I, along with the other founders of LIFE, are embarking on a business journey in which we seek to follow correct principles, emulate successful. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LIFE Business

Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

Sean McGinnis February 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm Great chat again last night lisa – as always. Easy to fall off when you feel disconnected.

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A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). Don’t Kill It!

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Creative Thinkering for Logical Thinkers

Coaching Tip

Jeff Hawkins , in his book On Intelligence , explains how our ability to associate related concepts limits our ability to be creative.

Before Leonardo Da Vinci, the concept of “creativity” didn't exist

Coaching Tip

The Renaissance, with its brilliant artists and architects, sculptors and scholars, taught us anew that creativity is our birthright, a gateway to our highest expression, the secret of individuation and personal fulfillment, and the secret of the art of living. Capitalism provides the most energy and opportunity for creative expression.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2011: @Jim_Kouzes: If you want to be more creative, think outside of yourself. Oh, irony.).

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2011

Leading Blog

Creative People Must Be Stopped : 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying) by David A Owens. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November. Lead with Purpose : Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself by John Baldoni. For bulk orders call 1-800-423-8273. Kennedy. Books

Does Discipline Squelch Flexibility and Creativity

Six Disciplines

Magazine comes the article: Does Discipline Squelch Flexibility and Creativity? Can a business have formal disciplined systems, yet still provide a creative environment for employees while profitably providing responsive flexibility for customers?". From Inc. How can that be? BOTTOMLINE : It's time to find out more about.

The Creative Process

Coaching Tip

They were wild geysers of creative energy. There is nothing neat and efficient about creativity. This is why managing the creative process is so difficult. Sources: "Creation Myth" by Malcolm Gladwell and "Innovative Consumption" by James Surowiecki in The New Yorker, May 16, 2011. Venturesome Consumers.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2011

Leading Blog

The Accidental Creative : How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. I'm Feeling Lucky : The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards. Growth or Bust : Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business by Mark Faust. Bacon. Fusselman.

Do You Have Any Time to Think Creatively?

Women on Business

I remember how wonderful I felt at first when I was hired to run a national company. I was thrilled with my new title and excited to take on the challenge of resurrecting a company that was doing poorly. I was up for the challenge. The position meant a move to Chicago from the east

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011. We humans are a wily bunch nervous animals. Enjoy!

Your Flying Future and a Lesson in Creativity

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is a simple creative exercise to use personally or before you next team creative challenge. Thanks.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2011 that you might have missed: @wallybock >> Imagination Igniters: Books for Leaders. Covey.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011. License.  Enjoy!

Before Creativity, Before Innovation, You Need An Idea

First Friday Book Synopsis

The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight. There is nothing yet to research. For me, these moments are not pretty. I look like a desperate woman, tortured by the simple message

Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We like creativity. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky.

7 mind map ideas to unlock creativity and innovation in your business – plus 14 free tools

Krishna De

Are you looking for a way to capture your ideas, in fact even unlock creativity in your business? How to create a mind map in Microsoft Word.

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The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors.

Creating a Creative Life by Playing the Part of a Fool

Chris Brady

"Most people can't dream too big, cause they have things to keep." --song lyric by Sugarland In the days of monarchs, in which nearly every hill or dale was the domain of a small feudal lord called. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor LLR Daily Application

LeadershipNow 140: October 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

stevefarber: " Creativity , the wellspring of innovation, starts with something very simple — a choice.". From @drbret: Inner Work Life.

Using Creativity During SWOT Analysis

Chartered Management Institute

The SWOT analysis can be a rather dry (but very important) part of the strategic process for most managers. They give the exercise lip service, and that ends up lowering the validity of the exercise. How can they do a better job? Let's look at some ideas. Related Content: Early Warning What can you use Competitive Intelligence for?


Creativity to Innovation Workshop w/ Syracuse University

Create Learning

I had to privilege of leading Creativity to Innovation at Syracuse University ; Creativity To Innovation Program Methodology. Have Fun!

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2001) Note: I re-read this book while formulating questions for an interview of its author, Gail McMeekin. Engaging Your CreativityIf anything, her insights offer even greater value now than they did years ago when the book was first published.

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Re-Inventing Brainstorming – Ten Tenets for Better Idea Generation

Kevin Eikenberry

Brainstorming – the creation of new or possible ideas – is a critical part of any problem solving or creative process. Creativity Leadership Solving Problems brainstorming ideas possible solutionWe all know it. We know that we must have ideas in order find solutions to problems.

Hierarchies and Creative Deviance


It’s not different in creativity. In a fast moving world, creativity requires an open-mindedness and willingness to examine new ideas. However, this type of structure often inhibits organization creativity (Williams & Yang, 1999). Without such deviance, creativity has a difficult time surviving in the organization.

Cultivating Idea Leadership—Views From an IBM Fellow

Lead Change Blog

Wondering how to rekindle creativity in your workplace? Leadership Development Change Management coach creativity idea Innovation Leadership leadership coaching manage people management people managementMeet IBM Fellow John Cohn, Ph.D., an idea powerhouse who has been at IBM for 29 years.

In 100 Words or Less – Four Lessons From the Masters of Creativity and Innovation

Management is a Journey

We are all creative, but by the time we are three or four years old someone has knocked creativity out of us. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, [.]. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still.

On “Systems Thinking” and Improvement


You can change the system only when you know the system – and knowing the system is a curious and creative pursuit. Improvement starts when you are “intentional” about being curious and creative. Remain curious and be creative. I realized that I was fighting the symptom, whereas the root cause was something completely different.

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

All it takes is the desire to be innovative and creative in tackling a problem. By Guest Author Al Weatherhead. Time and Patience. Deregulation.

Creativity Break


At Anderson Layman's Blog : A legion of doodlers will see this and think, "Why didn't I ever do that