Kill Your Company for Innovation Every business leader agrees that creativity and innovation is important. Telling your employees that you want to hear their ideas, but not telling them you will consider any of them keeps your company’s status quo just where it is. Companies know they have to be creative and innovative in order
Sparking Change in Your Leadership “Change does not surface when you are not ready to be the catalyst. Your reaction matters, not your inaction.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Catalyst Leader? Change leaders are a unique breed. Accepting the challenge to change from a traditional workplace, a
Is Bravery at the Top of Your Leaders' Qualities List? Working with creative ideas in order to create and then produce a breakthrough result most leaders don’t realize you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Being used to leading your employees in the traditional, routine work they have been doing is easy knowing their
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” - Edward de Bono To be or not to be creative, that’s the question. Before you decide not to be creative, read the following and see how it fits for you. Fill Your Mind with Many Questions to
“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.” – Ken Robinson Running a company is not what it used to be. Gone are the days when employees had a manager or supervisor tells them what
Do You Know How Powerful You Are? It’s time for a creative writing exercise! You need to boost your creativity. Essentially, those of you who believe you are not creative this one’s for you. “Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell Boost your creative thoughts, ideas and opinions
“When you put on a costume, you may look like the real thing to others, but internally you know you are NOT actually that persona.” - Brigette A Cardenas, M.A., TAGT Leadership Conference 2016. As an executive you typically don’t discuss your insecurities with others and you are supposed to demonstrate your great leadership traits.
“Optimism is the foundation of courage” – Nicholas Murray Butler Where does the time go? We’re at the halfway mark in 2017. How has 2017 been for you and your business? Are you on track to where you should or need to be toward your year-end goals? Set priorities for the second half of the
Encouraging Smart Risks in the Workplace “Research suggests that psychological safety and the willingness to take risks are potent antecedents to creative insight.” – David Burkus Many business leaders prefer to work using the same traditional ways to get things done. This helps you avoid or reduce risks and you know what results you achieve.
“It's all about finding and hiring people smarter than you. Getting them to join your business. And giving them good work. Then getting out of their way. And trusting them. You have to get out of the way so YOU can focus on the bigger vision. That's important. And here's the main thing....you must make