Technology and Being Human


Sometimes, when I see a group of people sitting physically with each other yet engrossed in their mobile screens, I feel that technology has turned us into gadgets and made us less human. Creativity: Jane Kenyon’s Wise Words to Live By.

What Is the Role of Leaders in Emerging Technology?

Leading Blog

O N JUNE 9th last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2017 commencement address. He zeroed in on the distinction between technology and what it means to be human. Technology is capable of doing great things.

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Marketing First, Technology Second

Strategy Driven

A major downside of living in a tech-centric society like ours is that many of us now use a technology-first lens to view the world around us. That’s when Apple repositioned itself as the go-to computer brand for those who want to be creative. From that moment on, every Apple touchpoint (tech, software, and features) was intentionally designed to help people be more creative.

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?

Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? How is technology changing for you?

Learn How to Be More Creative in Any Field and in Life

Strategy Driven

Just as IQ is an indication of your share of intelligence and EQ connotes your share of empathy, it is also possible to have a share of creativity, or CQ. A creativity quotient is not fixed. Do you experiment with technology?

Influencing Creativity and Innovation


So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? We know it isn’t enough to simply add creativity to a list of values your organization espouses or to bring in consultants who get staff keyed up about innovating. Make celebration part of your creative culture.

Try a personal technology-free retreat


How about a technology-free weekend? In the last few years, I’ve come to appreciate the quiet and freedom of thought that an extended period away from all things that crowd introspection and creativity out. Re-enter slowly: I’ve noticed that I enter back into the technology age better when I do it slowly. Only if you want to enjoy a mind that has become uncluttered and a level of renewal that allows creativity to flourish.

Creativity + Practice = Success

Coaching Tip

In studying creative people who are passionate about what they do , we can enhance our own creativity, and business savvy, even if we work in a completely different arena. Of course, it’s easier for most people to relate to musicians and other creative people work than to people who design furniture. This was in 1968, when I was an Information Technology Marketing Specialist working for Eastman Kodak Company in Seattle.

10 Insights from the 100 Most Creative People in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

Why is creativity so important in business? This month’s Fast Company names the 100 Most Creative People in Business, with an emphasis on global leaders in technology, design, media, music, movies, marketing, television and sports. That’s not important; their interesting and inspirational stories are what matters to those of us who value the power of creativity. Thirty seconds passed before the teacher added, “But you may be the most creative we’ve ever had.” . #22

Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. Improve your small business using technology by launching an attractive website and blog so consumers can learn more about you.

082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque

Engaging Leader

In the 21st century, the businesses and leaders that succeed are a difficult mix of creativity and flexibility on the one hand, and long-burning value on the other hand. The post 082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque appeared first on Engaging Leader. Engaging Leader™ Creativity

The Creative Process

Coaching Tip

You can be one of the most successful makers of enterprise technology products the world has ever known, but that doesn't mean your instincts will carry over to the consumer market," the tech writer Harry McCracken recently wrote. 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.

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

Unprecedented competition, higher expectations, accelerating technology, changing preferences and time pressures are all converging to create a challenging landscape. To win, it requires leadership that can craft and execute strategy: skillful, creative, and disciplined use of resources to achieve their objectives. The technology imperative. Many associations and non-profits have been slow to adopt technology in a world that is rapidly going digital.

5 Creative Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

Let's Grow Leaders

So ditch the old-school approach and leverage the latest technology to make your resume pop. Career & Learning career creative resumes infographic resumes resume You’re no ordinary candidate, so why settle for a yawner of a resume? Long gone are the days of fancy creamy vanilla paper as the go-to standard. Most resumes are emailed and viewed online. 5 Ways to Make Your Resume Pop. Name Your Brand. Begin with few word branding statement that describes your unique brand.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Amy Howe “Challenging orthodoxies: Don't forget technology” Emory University forcing our brains to recategorize information and move beyond our habitual thinking patterns four practical ways for executives to apply thinking to shake up ingrained perceptions and enhance creativity Gregory Berns Marla M. Here is an article co-authored by Marla M.

Inside Alphabet’s X: Nurturing Radical Creativity

Harvard Business

’s X develops breakthrough technologies that change the world. Research & development Disruptive innovation Creativity AudioCEO Astro Teller reveals how Alphabet Inc.’s

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Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone

Strategy Driven

Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone seeks to assist in addressing a full spectrum of challenges from the most vexing to the everyday—whether you work in a design field or not. It renders accessible the creative problem-solving abilities that we all possess by providing a dynamic framework and practical tools for thinking imaginatively and critically. Implementing a strategic technology plan.

Creative People Must Be Stopped: David Owens’ Framework for Innovation


Most people claim they want more creativity in their organization. In his new book, Creative People Must Be Stopped , Vanderbilt professor David Owens examines just why we feel the need to squash creativity. He suggests that creativity killers come from six different potential constraints: Individual – you actually don’t have a good idea. Technological – current technology can’t leverage the idea. LeaderLab book review Creativity innovation owens

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

SharePoint is an innovation assistance tool that helps unlock creativity through discovery and information exchange. You just finished reading Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1 !

Creative People Must Be Stopped: David Owens’ Framework for Innovation


Most people claim they want more creativity in their organization. In his new book, Creative People Must Be Stopped , Vanderbilt professor David Owens examines just why we feel the need to squash creativity. He suggests that creativity killers come from six different potential constraints: Individual – you actually don’t have a good idea. Technological – current technology can’t leverage the idea.

Tame Your Technology and Get More Sleep

The Practical Leader

She learned from this painful lesson to master her technology and regain control of her time and life. She found her creativity, pro-activity, and wisdom increased. And it’s way too easy to allow our technologies to take over our lives. “ Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmmm … on Taming the E-Mail Beast “ “ Research Shows Strong Leaders Aren’t Controlled by Technology and Workloads “ “ Are You in Control of or Controlled by Technology?

Innovate Forward

Leading Blog

Technology is the raw material that 21st-century innovators need to build new business capabilities, to develop exciting new products and services, and to create workarounds for the physical distancing measures we will likely endure for the foreseeable future. Six powerful new technologies, all reaching maturity simultaneously in the early 2020s, will each act like a new color in the palette of creators, designers, and innovators. New technology will change the way we work.

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

Harvard Business

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the people holding those jobs. Here are four ways to think about the people left behind after the trucks bring in all the new technology. Many executives may think themselves the wizard; enthralled by the idea that AI technology will allow them to shed millions of dollars in labor costs, they could come to believe that the best company is the one with the fewest people aside from the CEO.

Put Your Phone Away And Look Up

Lead Change Blog

To me, the selfie stick is a metaphor for Corporate America’s creativity dilemma. Organizations seek ways to boost creativity. But myopia is an enemy of creativity, and what is more myopic than a selfie and a tiny screen? What creative process do they use to envision and actualize their themed areas? Feeling stuck in a creative rut? That’s what I wanted to say to several hundred people in Florida last week.

Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative

Harvard Business

One of the most damaging myths about creativity is that there is a specific “creative personality” that some people have and others don’t. Yet in decades of creativity research, no such trait has ever been identified. The truth is that anybody can be creative, given the right opportunities and context. Chances are, you’ll find some secret passion, pursued outside of office hours, into which they pour their creative energies.

The Future of AI: What Jack Ma and Elon Musk Are Missing

Leading Blog

Technology does outpace our ability to understand it and comprehend its consequences. Technology extends our reach, and most always, the intention is to make the world a better place. However, in every case, it is not the technology that is the issue, it is the people using it.

What Creativity in Marketing Looks Like Today

Harvard Business

What makes marketing creative? Is a creative marketer more artist or entrepreneur? Historically, the term “marketing creative” has been associated with the words and pictures that go into ad campaigns. Do these changing roles require a new way of thinking about creativity in marketing? We asked them for examples of creativity in marketing that go beyond ad campaigns and deliver tangible value to the business. Bring creativity to measurement.

How to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Health Technology

Harvard Business

In 1997, health information technology and digitial health pioneer Warner Slack wrote his bold and prophetic book, Cybermedicine: How Computing Empowers Doctors and Patients for Better Care. Many anticipated that health information technology would reduce costs by limiting the duplication of tests and studies, but there is little evidence that it has accomplished this. Technology Research & development Healthcare Digital ArticleJamie Jones/Getty Images.

How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

In Creative Construction , Gary Pisano says that when big organizations fail to innovate, the root cause is often related to “management practice and leadership than with organizational scale per se.” Creative Construction is the process of sustaining and rejuvenating an existing organization’s innovative capabilities. Creative construction requires a delicate balance of exploiting existing resources and capabilities without becoming imprisoned by them.”.

How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

Harvard Business

It’s creativity. And for that, you need highly creative employees. While much of the advice on becoming more creative is known, what’s harder to figure out is how busy executives actually find time to put it into practice. To find out, I spoke to some of the most innovative leaders across key industries, from technology to consulting to manufacturing. Research shows that we are at our most creative when we are in an unfamiliar environment.

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

Besides helping them better handle workplace-related challenges, leaders evoke innovation and creativity and inspire them to reach their full potential. Creativity & Innovation

Measuring Creativity: We Have the Technology

Harvard Business Review

Clearly, if you're going to be creative, you need to apply divergent thinking. About 850 books and articles popped up on the Thomson Reuters © WEB of KNOWLEDGE database when we searched for articles that correlated to 'creativity' AND 'marketing'. At least part of the explanation for this is that people feel powerless when it comes to creativity. In fact, creativity can be measured and managed. Advertising Creativity

Do you want to push your solution? Or implement creative, collaborative change?

Strategy Driven

Or implement creative, collaborative change? ! Or implement creative, collaborative change? Relate Articles: A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants. Here’s a scenario: as you’re just leaving the house one morning your spouse says to you: “ I think we need to move. ”. How interesting! You tell her you’ll continue the conversation when you get home, and go out the door.

Blockchain Could Help Artists Profit More from Their Creative Works

Harvard Business

How technology is transforming transactions. How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology. Combine this powerful new technology with an artistic community that values inclusion; integrity; transparency in deal making; respect of rights; privacy; security; and fair exchange of value, and you’ve got yourself a new ecosystem for motion pictures, video games, and other creative pursuits.

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That’s It! Let Millennials Go

Lead Change Blog

Free their creativity. The fact is, change is constant, and we need creativity to adapt. A fantastic way to build up and into Millennials is to let them run wild in the fields of creativity. Yes, they develop lots of technology, but they’re also taking the world by storm for the better. Leadership creativity Dreams Millenials mistakes StrengthsWhen is the last time you used or heard the word “Millennial”? How do people say it in your leadership circles?

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3 Creative Ways I Come Up With Blog Topics

Tim Milburn

I write a lot about leadership, a bit about technology, and a little on culture and productivity. There might be a good title or topic that gets your creativity flowing. If you are a blogger, share your creative ideas in the comments.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Supercharge Work

Skip Prichard

That’s what Chris Duffey, creative technologist says about this incredible technology revolutionizing industries the world over. Chris spearheads Adobe Creative Cloud strategic development partnerships. When I was a creative technologist working on digital health experiences , I saw first-hand how AI has the power to enrich people’s lives, and that was the source of inspiration for writing the book. The Electricity of Our Times.

How Innovation Is Completely Different in Established Organizations than in Startups

Leading Blog

They require great technological conversions. But technology may, in fact, be a minor part of the task. The established companies want access to the startups’ technology expertise, while the startups want access to the established companies’ customers and data, this can be a match made in heaven. Creativity & InnovationW E LIVE IN the age of the entrepreneur. New startups appear out of nowhere and challenge not only established companies, but entire industries.

Share to Learn


Technology has made it all the more easier to share with others, learn from others and build a community by doing so consistently. Communication Learning Social Media artist creative process creativity learning

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A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

Strategy Driven

In order for any change to occur – whether it’s a decision to purchase a product, or an implementation to add new technology – whatever touches the ultimate solution must buy-in to the change. In 1983, in London, I started up a body shop/recruitment company to support the ‘new’ language and ’4GL’ support technology called Focus. The clients got to hear/see/feel their vision of success and agree to it before anyone moved ahead with technology.

December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. Creativity/Inspiration. This post offers several techniques for unlocking creativity, focusing on what matters most to your customers, and moving forward quickly as you bring your idea to life. What was technologically exciting a few years ago is now mundane.

How the EMR Is Increasing Innovation and Creativity in Health Care

Harvard Business

This same mistake-proofing process and technology embedded in the electronic medical record (EMR) can move us a great distance toward safer, higher quality, and more affordable health care. Information technology has come late to health care delivery. But just as the cell phone, originally designed as a mobile communication device, has been adapted to an unimagined array of additional functions, the EMR is serving as a platform for innovation and creativity.