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Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. Burkus debunks ten of these myths like the Eureka Myth, the Lone Creator Myth, and the Brainstorming Myth, to help us understand how to ignite what is already inside of us. L EADERSHIP IS is an inside job. All of these titles help us to look at ourselves more deeply by asking the right questions.

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Invaluable perspectives on the brainstorming process

First Friday Book Synopsis

Alex Osborn (1888-1966) was founding partner of one of the most highly regarded advertising agencies, BBDO, and is credited with introducing the brainstorming process in his book, Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving, published in 1957.

Is Sharpening Your Skill Set Along the Way the Fine Print to Your Career Success?

Lead Change Blog

Career Development Leadership Development brainstorm personal development Posted in Career Development Leadership Development This is a question I have been meditating on for a few months now. A blog post by Julie Winkle Giulioni finally helped me formulate my thoughts enough to externalize.

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Off-roading While Keeping Both Hands on the Wheel

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Self Leadership brainstorming clarity Coaching Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership [This post was co-written by Jay Perry, who is co-author of "Taking Charge of Your Talent" with Don Maruska.]

Stupid Idea or Seeds of Brilliance?

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories Hustle Factor: He Who Hustles Gets the Ball May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival Mentoring Moments: Just in Time Support. Creativity Listening Mentoring brainstorming creativity frontline leadership stupid idea

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding

Mike Cardus

Purpose: Brainstorming, creative thought development, team problem solving. Have the topic or idea to be "brainstormed" written on a white board or power point slide: What can we…?

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Activities and Simulations

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2013. MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11//13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy Irv Rothman The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers […]. Bob''s blog entries "Lest we forget on this Veterans’ Day…." "The

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Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

If you stick only to your inner circle to discuss challenges or to brainstorm possibilities, you are likely to get answers similar to the ones you’ve come up with in the past. This is a post by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow.

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Three Ways to Increase Your Influence

Next Level Blog

In a recent conversation with a fellow executive coach and author, Joel Garfinkle, we brainstormed what influence is all about and simple, actionable ways that you can increase yours. Effective leadership is all about getting stuff done through and with other people.

6 Steps To Empower Others And Yourself

Tanveer Naseer

Offering people the ability to brainstorm with others and come up with solutions to problems as a team can be highly beneficial. The following is a guest piece by Megan Totka.

Motivation: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Motivation Brian Tracy AMACOM (2013) Tracy Concise but definitely not Tracy Light I have read all of Brian Tracy’s books and reviewed most of them. Bob''s blog entries AMACOM Brian Tracy motivation The Seven Parts of the Brainstorming Process Tracy Concise but definitely not Tracy Light In my opinion, he is among the most thoughtful and, when appropriate, thought-provoking business thinkers.

5 Leadership Lessons: It’s Already Inside You

Leading Blog

If they are clueless, meet with the employee individually to explain his or her role as salesperson [leader] for the company and to brainstorm ways to enhance it. Robert Murray believes that everything you need to be a great leader is already inside you. “It’s It’s in your DNA.” I also agree that many people graduating from our schools today do not have the ability to think critically. Problem finders are everywhere,” writes Murray. Innovative problem solvers are rare.

Big Thinking for Small Business

Women on Business

Granted, pretty packaging isn’t going to close a deal, but being up on graphic/design trends in print and online let perspective customers know that you’re in year 2013, and paying attention. If you want to get noticed in a noisy world, your message needs to be better, not louder.

Workplace conflict and knowing when to let things go


When Rob and I brainstormed his options together, I could sense that Rob was starting to see some openings for renewal, one of which seemed like the right thing for him to do.

Tips for Motivating Employees

Lead on Purpose

She and her team practice yoga and meditation every morning and, on Fridays, they all get together to have lunch to brainstorm and relax. Guest post by Marcela De Vivo.

The Best Ways to Stay Engaged With Your Team

Women on Business

In order to get and stay on the right track to success, there must be a steady flow of communication between team leaders and members to handle any questions or concerns that come up, stay organized on what the team is working on, and brainstorm ideas together.

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0422 | David Burkus


In this interview, David and Soren discuss why brainstorming isn’t even, why the most creative teams fight, and the new book The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas.

They’ll love your questions


To help them brainstorm solutions: What will that look like when you’re done? Someone who reports to you has a problem they want to solve, and they say they need your help solving it.

061: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Leaders Generate Great Ideas | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

Jesse and David also answer a question from the Engaging Leader Community: Leslie asks: Last year, I read an article in New Yorker that agrees with your debunking of the brainstorming myth. What is your favorite process or tip that would replace standard brainstorming?

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

To be at your innovative best, sit back and relax during the initial brainstorming sessions. Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage.

FBR - Persuasive Presentations, by Nancy Duarte

Jason Womack

I absolutely loved the way that Nancy sets us up to engage in what we already have (gather existing content) and move toward new stuff (brainstorm in a group).

The Myths of Creativity: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

As I worked my way through Burkus’ lively and eloquent narrative, I was also keenly interested in his discussion Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s insights relevant to incubation in Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (1997): “Once the incubation stage has run its course, which could be a few days or several years, it should […].

Coming Soon from Chart Your Course: Build Your Business Boot Camp!

Chart Your Course

Collaborative brainstorming on your business model. Build Your Business Boot Camp. My new Build Your Business Boot Camp will cover a comprehensive list of ways business owners, consultants, trainers and entrepreneurs can begin building and growing their business.

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Six Questions to Ask for Successful Collaboration

The Recovering Engineer

This is the brainstorming and creative stage. The biggest problem with collaborative problem solving is the collaborative part. Many new leaders became leaders because they know how to get things done.

The Accountable Leader: Developing the Right Mindset and Practices That Ignite Peak Performance (Part 3)

The Empowered Buisness

Brainstorm other options, take small actions and, most importantly, pay attention to and change your negative self talk. Photo Credit: David Niblack. This final part of the article series addresses my top 10 leadership and culture practices for a strong accountability organization.

The Problem with Good Ideas | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

February 11, 2013. Brainstorm: don’t just evaluate each idea as it comes. © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader. by Nathan Magnuson. Home / Leadership / The Problem with Good Ideas. The Problem with Good Ideas. — 3 Comments. Are good ideas ruining the effectiveness of your team or organization? Yes, you read that correctly.

Trust Principles for Creativity and Innovation

Mills Scofield

Involving others in the brainstorming and creating process broadens our own views. I''m honored to have Jon Mertz (known to many of us @ThinDifference ) guest post. Jon is VP of marketing in the healthcare software industry.

Virtually Selling

Coaching Tip

I do sell the value of brainstorming with, being accountable to, being listened to, receiving encouragement from someone who brings an independent viewpoint to the conversation. . Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013 and "Ask the Coach". 2013 Business Resolutions.

Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

Mills Scofield

I was absolutely thrilled by the idea and could hardly contain my excitement as we bounced ideas off of each other, and furiously brainstormed the potential of the concept until the end of the lunch period. Have you just started grinning when reading something?

Guest Blogger Kelly Gregorio - It’s Time For a Change: Reworking Failing Policies That You Put into Place


Be open to a quick brainstorming session where people can add their two-cents and once again, align themselves with this new change. As the leader of your team, you are likely the person to craft and set policies in place.

Mastermind Groups

Bernd Geropp

It is very motivating to brainstorm on new business ideas together with other entrepreneurs. You brainstorm together with like-minded individuals! Mastermind Meeting in London. Just recently I attended my first Mastermind Group Session in London.

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan


Innovators are action-oriented and open to new and different perspectives; they’re great with brainstorming, but not so much with execution. by Gary Cohen. A dear friend of mine came over a few months ago for a glass of wine and asked me, “What’s the half-life of a strategic plan

NeuroLeadership Summit

Coaching Tip

Herrmann-Nehdi will join industry leaders Joyce Westerdahl, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Oracle, Tony Stubblebine, co-founder and CEO of Lift, and Dan Radecki, Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development at Allergan, for this brainstorming breakout session.

Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

The team then hosted a brainstorming event with the entire company on how to encourage innovation at Geneca. This is a guest post by Tim Kippley , Geneca Vice President, Account Strategy and Growth.

How to Keep Innovation Jams Small and Focused

First Friday Book Synopsis

To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Bringing together people from different backgrounds to creatively brainstorm a problem — otherwise known as “jamming” – has become a popular way to unearth new […]. Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

When you ask people how they achieve results within their organizations, they cite market analysis, strategic planning and brainstorming. “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” Plato (paraphrased). Politics are about power, the acquisition of power, the distribution of power, the uses and abuses of power. Any relationship--personal or professional--becomes political the moment power is introduced. "In

Be Bold: Your “Future Best”

Tim Milburn

Aim for your future best by brainstorming how can you design your own improvement path for continued dramatic growth in your career. This is a guest post by my friend, Jeff Shore. Jeff is a highly sought-after sales expert, speaker, author and executive coach. “I

7 Steps to Solve Team Problems. Moving From Stuck to Flow

Mike Cardus

Brainstorm some potential next steps to achieve the successful outcome. There are always going to be problems when working with teams. I believe problems DON’T equal solutions. Solutions Equal Solutions.

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How To Maximize Employee Involvement

Eric Jacobson

Conduct meetings around specific issues and brainstorm solutions. Here are 10 tips for how to maximize employee involvement : Have active ways to listen to your employees. Check often with employees to see if the information you are sharing with them is what they need and what they want.

8 Guidelines for Leadership Coaching and Team Building Activities

Mike Cardus

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding. Coaching individuals and teams working together to find the goal and what the solution will look like once that goal is achieved requires effort from the person and me.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Mike Cardus

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving.