One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team

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A creative team starts with room to think The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. The post One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Creative Conflict?

Lead Change Blog

Creativity might be defined as the ability to make something come into existence that did not previously exist. We do not often think of our daily lives as creative. Many people do not think they are particuarly creative. In reality, we are all creative to varying degrees and much of our creativity is well within our individual control, if we choose to exercise that control. Creativity is generally viewed as a good thing.

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The Creative Mindset – Interview with Jeff DeGraff

Let's Grow Leaders

In this incredibly practical and inspiring episode, Jeff DeGraff, the “Dean of Innovation” gives you practical ways to cultivate a creative mindset for yourself and with your team. Podcast courageous cultures creativity innovation leadership

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

I N AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions. In struggling to generate a sufficient number of creative ideas, we typically blame the number of creative individuals in our organization or hierarchy and bureaucracy. Creativity & Innovatio

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation on Your Team: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

This month, our contributors share their thoughts about inspiring creativity and innovation on your team. The post Inspiring Creativity and Innovation on Your Team: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Creativity Frontline Festival creativity innovationWelcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! We’ve expanded the Frontline Festival to include other formats such as podcasts and artwork and are always looking for […].

Constraint Kick Starts Creativity

Lead Change Blog

Consider that these constraints are but a catalyst for becoming more creative about the possibilities sitting before you. My precious young one with her balloons is now learning to make a snake and a magic sword, She can expand her creativity because those around her cheered her three “different balloon animals” and her willingness to stand in the hot sun and sell her creations– even if they did look alike. Complete this sentence: I could do more if I had….

How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication

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Want to be more creative in your remote team communication? The post How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Start here.

Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

but how often do we describe leaders as creative? Creativity and Leadership. Although not often associated with leadership, creativity is a trait that modern leaders want to harness, as it is vitally important. Since creativity is the driving force behind innovative products, services, and businesses, it is an excellent idea for leaders in all positions and industries to apply creativity to sharpening the imagination. Creativity Killers.

A Creativity Mashup – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

And while this is one way to look at mashup, today we are looking at it as it relates to creativity and leadership. The post A Creativity Mashup – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. If you’re like most, when you think of “mashup”, you think of music. And we’ll start by using this definition of mashup: Mashup: a mixture of disparate elements. Tweet it out: Want […].

How To Have Creative Conversations

Joseph Lalonde

Brit Poulson On Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 33 Creative conversations… What do creative conversations look like? How can you have more creative conversations? Brit Poulson and I sat down to discuss these important questions regarding creative conversations. And Brit knows a bit about creative conversations. Have Creative Conversations. What is a creative conversation? Creative conversations open a third conversation.

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. How can stalled organizations re-energize their zeal and reinvigorate their vision? One strategy to get a stalled … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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Creativity, Risk, and Innovation

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Posted in Community Involvement Leadership Development Here’s an interesting and brief video on the connection between risk, creativity and innovation. Community Involvement Leadership Development creativity Innovation riskThe narrator is David Burkus, a friend and the founder of The Leader Lab (www.theleaderlab.org). Check it out.

Seven Practices to Ensure Creative Brainstorming in a Virtual World

Engaging Leader

Many of us are used to generating our best ideas by tapping the creativity of a group of colleagues…in the same room with a whiteboard, flipchart, or sticky notes.

Chip Shots – Creatively Resolving Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Here at Lead Change Group, we know that problems are most effectively solved when individuals come together to meld ideas, energies, and approaches. To use a golf analogy, not every shot is a long drive. Many times, golfers have to take a chip shot to move the ball along for a short distance, with incisive accuracy. If you are new to the Chip Shots green, welcome. In our Chip Shots feature, our Leading Voices are invited to provide brief insights into a leadership-related topic.

The 6 Conditions Required to Scale a Creative Leadership Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

However, the ability of an organization to scale its leadership is in great degree limited or enhanced by the dynamic between the two most common kinds of leaders revealed by our many years of research: Reactive and Creative. Creative leaders, on the other hand, are less self-centric and are much more about developing the capacity and capability of others and the organization. Creative leadership is built for scale. Creative leadership. creativity leadership Robert J.

How to Challenge Confident Creatives

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I manage a large team of creatives who range from 20 to 70 years of age. This post is over 300 words! I fall in the earlier category. Part of my… Continue reading → Curiosity Feedback Innovation Culture Growth Leadership Development

What is Creativity?

Leading in Context

What is Creativity? In the leadership development world, creativity is getting a great deal of attention now. When we explore the question "What is creativity?" This post explores the variables that make up what we think of as "creativity.". But what is it? Can you learn it? Is it a skill? How do we lead in ways that encourage it? This post begins to answer those important leadership questions.

Helping People Become More Creative

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning About a year ago, I was asked a question on my Facebook Fan Page (if you don’t follow me there, please do). I thought giving you an answer here might be helpful, because I’ve been asked a similar question many times in workshops over the years, including again recently. Here is the basic version of the question. How can […].

Leading Views: Entrepreneurs Are the Heroes of Creative Destruction

Leading Blog

In this chronological account beginning with the American Revolution, the genius of America’s innovative success is not only its tolerance of but also its penchant for creative destruction. Entrepreneurs drawn from every level of society are the primary drivers of this creative destruction. Entrepreneurs are the heroes of creative destruction—the people with the ability to feel the future in their bones and bring it into being through sheer force of will and intellect.

Why Creativity Thrives Under Constraints

Tanveer Naseer

Despite what our frustrated selves might believe, constraints are a driving force behind finding creative solutions. In addition, research on individual creativity implies that we can actually open our minds to more creative ideas and better connect unrelated thoughts after we experience constraints. It’s creative potential. Instead of looking outward, your team will be forced to look inward for solutions and, in doing so, will have to boot up their creative thinking.

9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

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The post 9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers. You’ll want to ensure everyone has a solid foundation of leadership training, and consider cross-functional moves, but what other developmental […].

Creativity and Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Leadership Learning Quotations Success Frank TygerSuccess is a topic of much interest and conversation. People read about it, think about it, and even argue about what it actually is. When I read the seven words below, it gives me hope, encouragement, and a plan. What about you? “Success is often just an idea away.” ” -Frank Tyger, cartoonist, columnist, and humorist [.].

Newswire: Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light

Leading Blog

Billboard Magazine interviewed Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light on the occasion of their 35th Anniversary. I’ll share a couple of his responses: You began working at CAA when you were in your mid-20s. What did you learn from CAA founder Mike Ovitz? Mike was so prepared, so smart, so strategic. Nothing was haphazard. You never went into a meeting that you weren’t prepared for. I was just so impressed with what went into that because rock’n’roll is sort of off the cuff.

Our July Theme: Creatively Responding to Conflict

Lead Change Blog

This month, we challenge you to write about creatively responding to conflict. Last month, the voluntary theme for contributors to the Lead Change Group blog was “ Unexplored Territory.” ” For July, we are taking the lead from The Anatomy of Peace, the book by The Arbinger Institute being launched in July. This book acknowledges the fact that conflict is unavoidable. The authors say, “While we can’t avoid conflict, we can certainly choose how we respond to it.”.

Creativity: How To Drink Water

Joseph Lalonde

Creativity: How To Drink Water. Since we’re created in the image of God, explaining how to be creative is like teaching someone how to drink water. Creativity, in the sense of humans, doesn’t mean to create something from nothing. One of the amazing components of creativity is that it’s been sitting there before us the whole time. ” This, this is how creativity is for us. Creativity is right in front of us.

How To Respond To New Creative Ideas

LDRLB

One of the more fascinating findings around creativity (especially creativity at work) is how important the social environment is to whether or not individuals tap into their creativity potential. were precursors to creative ideas. The social environment stimulates creativity by effecting collaboration, the safe sharing of ideas, and the freedom to decide how work gets done. Creative ideas rarely come out as fully formed amazing ideas.

The Gift of Creativity

Kevin Eikenberry

Achievement Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Solving Problems encouragementLast week, I began a series of posts/leadership tasks designed to provide gifts to those who complete them (and when completed, they manifest gifts for those they lead). I built this 12 day series on the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas (probably my least favorite Christmas song). You can get the full idea/background [.].

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.” You might not think of yourself as being creative, but if you are expected to solve problems, strategize and come up with new ideas, then you are required to be creative. But they're both using the same creative tools and wrestling with many of the same obstacles."

The End of Creative Thought

Leadership Freak

We choose between fakery and creative thought. When you maintain the illusion of competence you, propagate fakery, inflame stress, dilute relationships, and end creativity. One benefit of authenticity is creativity. There’s little brainpower left for creativity. Organizations where everyone “has it all together” are sick. Fakers: Fakers focus brainpower on preserving image. I’ve noticed this during live coaching demos.

Hurt, Didn’t It? Six Skills to Master the Creative Process

Leadership Freak

Leave a comment on this guest post by Jeff DeGraff to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, The Creative Mindset: Mastering… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Failure LeadingNEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!!

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?

How Etch A Sketch Helps Creativity

Women on Business

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The Creative Mythology

LDRLB

There’s a mythology to creativity. In this short video I did for Creative Oklahoma , I discuss the origins of this creative mythology, it’s evolution and it’s need for replacement from an empirically-based model of creativity. The core message of this video is also found in the opening of my book The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas.

Leading with Character: Creativity

Michael Lee Stallard

Definition of Creativity. Creativity is thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things. Why Creativity Matters. Creativity is essential for innovation. Exercising creativity to continuously improve by finding new and better ways of serving clients is something we must always strive to do. Exercising creativity is essential to this task. Unfortunately, we don’t drift toward creativity and innovation.

Complexity, Creativity and Collaboration

Leading in Context

Diversity of Ideas Provides Perspective When dealing with complexity, we need fresh thinking. We need to listen to all ideas that may help, regardless of where they come from in the organization. That involves giving up the notion that we are "right.". Complexity Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethics training leadership development leading ethically management and leadership what is complexity what is leadership

Creativity, Innovation and Leadership

Jason Womack

Happy Boxing Day. We hope you're having a great holiday season. It's a great time of year to review your goals and imagine BIG for next year! Take the https://www.GetMomentum.com Monthly Quiz The quiz is set up as a self-assessment. Efficiency/Effectiveness

How you can encourage creativity in your team

Aspire-CS

Creativity makes your business go ‘round! Despite those who claim they aren’t creative, its one of those things called “latent potential” that can be coaxed out of almost anyone. So, when someone tells you they aren’t creative, don’t buy their story. With your reassurance that you won’t penalize them for the initiatives they take to break out of the box, they’ll get bolder and even more creative. When you model balance, you are showing the way to creative thinking.

5 Signs You Are a Creative Person

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Expanding Your Creativity

LDRLB

I just released my second PSA with Creative Oklahoma , a nonprofit I work with dedicated to developing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in my home state and elsewhere in the US. This film covers what I consider to be the most dangerous misunderstanding of creativity: that only a select few are creative. Too often we tell stories of creative insights or creative people as if it’s dependent on some outside force (muses, divinity, etc).

How to Sell Your Creative Ideas

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Influence Leadership Learning persuasion sellingThomas Edison was a great inventor. But Thomas Edison was a greater salesperson. He and his team may have invented the electric light bulb, but without the support and resources (read investment) of others, that idea wouldn’t have moved forward from his team. The idea looks obvious now, but all successful new ideas look good [.].

Turning Creative Sparks into an Innovative Fire

Kevin Eikenberry

During a recent guest conversation for members of our Remarkable Leadership Learning System, creativity expert Josh Linkner said “an idea is a like a spark.” Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning brainstorming ideasI’m sure that isn’t the first time I’ve heard that metaphor, but it struck me in a new way. Like you, I’ve experienced sparks, and while they can inadvertently start [.].

Thinking Creatively While Hiring

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