creativity

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The Payoff from Sharing Power

Shared Power 2

 

Sometimes we’re reading something. Anything: a magazine, a book or an online article. And then we have what I’ll call a brain fart. An idea pops into our mind, only to stay there for a while, waiting to be exploited, beckoning us in increasing urgency to check it out before it disappears for eternity.

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The Myths of Creativity: Book Review

Myths

 

What do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean to you?

 

Do you imagine a Back to the Future Christopher Lloyd character, bursting forth with spontaneous ideas? Or perhaps you think of a Steve Jobs, obsessing over every detail, a perfectionist who could be exceedingly hard on his employees. Or maybe you envisage a team crammed into a meeting room brainstorming ideas.

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Do it Right…and They Will Come: Where Passion Meets Purpose

Harpswell InnThe road was really narrow and winding–with plenty of hills. Sue was vigilantly looking for the sign which was supposed to say “Lookout Point Road.” Our Google enlarged printed map was of limited use. Finally we saw the turn on a curve, drove 100 yards down the side-road, and there it was: a magnificent historic inn, dating back to 1761.

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Small is Beautiful: Lessons in How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation

Folk Fest 1I like small; I typically detest big. With the latter come replication, sameness and boredom. Yawn. Just visit a typical North American mall.

Do you prefer to find something unique, which doesn’t exist elsewhere?

Avoid malls as a start. I do–with a passion.

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Big-Bang in Practice: Antifragility, Innovation and Leadership

rethinking teamwork 

 

This is one of the more challenging posts I’ve conceived, mainly because I’ve attempted to weave together several seemingly diverse ideas and trends into one composite post.

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Real Leaders Don’t Have the Attention Spans of Squirrels

How many times have you been talking to your boss when their wireless rings and they grab for it wildly, have a short chat then back to you, only then to be diverted by anothe

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Be Entertained: The Savage Chickens On Creativity

Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007

You lack originality chicken

More Savage Chickens at Doug Savage's, er, Savage Chickens site

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Leading from the Outside-In

The world’s pretty messed up. No great insight there.

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Four Conditions of Creative Innovation

 

“Even during times of economic downturns, products that provide innovations that meet customers’ changing needs will prevail in the marketplace.  Innovation keeps companies relevant to consumers.”  So says The Three-Dimensional Leader: Negotiating Your Mission, Resources and Context, which also lays out four ingredients to bring out a team’s creative potential.  

 

Innovation requires 1) imagination, 2) coordination 3) synergy from diversity, and 4) getting the customer’s view.  

 

Imagination: 

 

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Are You a Hub Spoke in Your Organization?

I remember when I was in my late twenties in the early eighties, completing my Masters in economics, replete with a two-year old, facing an ominous labor market.