Category Archives: Creative Competency in Leaders

Posts and comments about building creative competency in leaders.

TOP FIVE BENEFITS FOR LEADERS FROM IDENTIFYING YOUR CREATIVE TALENTS

Now that the Second Edition of the Breakthrough Creativity Profile Participant and Facilitator Guides have been published, it’s time to talk about applying the Eight Creative Talents to the challenges that leaders face.

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Equal Opportunity Creativity!

  When my book Breakthrough Creativity was published in 2001, I received many (mostly positive) reviews. One review in particular, however, made me stop and ponder whether my message about creativity was clear. This reviewer, writing in 2003, asked “are … Continue reading

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North Bank Bridge and the Creativity Phenomenon

From the creativity and knowledge of individuals, using an incredibly creative and collaborative process come spaces for creativity to further take root. Just recently an extraordinary footbridge was opened that links two historic neighborhoods and two lovely parks.  The North … Continue reading

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Creativity Lessons from a 30-year old TV

I spent the last several weeks trying to deal with what seemed to be thorny technology issues – at least to me since I am somewhat of a luddite (technology is not my first love nor do I seem to … Continue reading

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TWO SIDES TO THE BRAIN?

It happened again – right in the middle of my yoga class last Saturday. Our yoga instructor was trying to make us feel good about the balancing posture we were trying to assume by explaining that each side of the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks, capping several busy months of an intense writing project with 94-year-old David T. Barry (not to be confused with the comedian who is 30 years younger!) Dave’s book You Can’t Win If You … Continue reading

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The Brain, Stress and Creativity

One area of particular interest in my brain research is around stress: where it comes from, its impact on creativity in leaders, and most importantly, how to manage it! From what I have learned so far, the amygdala, a tiny, … Continue reading

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Creative Leader – Role Model

I am a proud member of a glorious mainline, progressive church in Boston.  Old South Church (www.oldsouth.org) is one of Boston’s oldest churches.  It was started in 1669 by separatist and dissenting Pilgrims, Puritan reformers, and Bay Colony merchant adventurers.  … Continue reading

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Seven steps to better brainstorming

Happy New Year!  I hope 2012 promises to be a creative one for you!  Here are some tips to help you and your team get the most out of brainstorming since according to McKinsey researchers, most attempts at brainstorming are … Continue reading

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Leading with Questions

You probably already know that the questions you ask drive the answers you receive. Think, for example, about the differences in answers received from questions like “How can we drive shareholder value” as compared to “How can be best serve … Continue reading

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