Category Archives: Creative Competency in Leaders

Posts and comments about building creative competency in leaders.

My Last Breakthrough Creativity Blog Post

This is my last blog post on the www.BreakthroughCreativity.com website.   As I mentioned in my December 2, 2014 post, I have spent a great deal of time over the last few years searching out the story of my eighth great … Continue reading

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Writing my ancestor’s story and the eight creative talents

A great deal, perhaps even too much, of my time over the past 18 months has been devoted to research around the life of my eighth great grandmother who was born in France in 1643 and died in Quebec in … Continue reading

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The Eight Creative Talents and Questions

When Bob Tiede sent me an email letting me know he had added my  post “Leading with Questions”  as a guest post on his blog http://leadingwithquestions.com this past March,  he added,” If you write any more posts about questions, let … Continue reading

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The Eight Creative Talents and Action Learning

Action Learning – an approach that involves putting together diverse, high-potential leaders into teams to tackle a critical, real-life business challenge — is now a vital element in quality leadership development programs.  Unlike in traditional classroom training, Action Learning team … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Creativity and Mission Statements

A couple of weeks ago,  I facilitated a Breakthrough Creativity session for a department within a consumer products company.  The objectives of the session were several:  to introduce the participants to the Breakthrough Creativity concepts, to improve the functioning of … Continue reading

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New Blocks to Creativity?

Over the past twenty years, I have researched, studied, and written a great deal about creativity and the most common blocks and barriers that keep us from being our creative best.  I usually organize these obstacles into several categories, such … Continue reading

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How to Add More Creativity to Strategic Planning

In a recent interview, Harvard Business School professor Cynthia Montgomery argued that we need more creativity in Strategic Planning.  I couldn’t agree with her more!

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MBTI – Yes or No?

The topic of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (“MBTI”) has come up three times in the past few days – in a graduate school-sponsored webinar on leadership where it earned disparaging remarks from the facilitator, in a conversation with a … Continue reading

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Creativity Myths and Creative Confidence

An article in the December 2012 Harvard Business Review promoted the need for “Reclaiming Your Creative Confidence.”  In the article the authors, founders of the design firm IDEO, assert that “creativity is something you practice, not just a talent you … Continue reading

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Top Five Personal Benefits from Creativity!

In addition to the many benefits that leaders can gain from creativity, the benefits for individuals are often beyond measurement.  Swiss psychologist Carl Jung believed that creativity is one of the primary instincts and motivating forces of life and brings … Continue reading

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