Category Archives: Strategic Issues for Leaders

General issues around strategy and creativity for leaders

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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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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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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Ten Levers for Organizational Success

If you try to stay current with reading business and management publications, you might be like me – a bit confused.  What does it really take to build a great, sustainable organization?  Too many writers and consultants promote different, sometimes … Continue reading

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Personality Styles and Collaboration

We’ve been hearing a lot about collaboration lately.  As I read the articles, I am starting to wonder if personality preferences/cognitive styles might play a role in explaining different approaches to collaboration.  Whether you use the MBTI, the Creative Talents, … 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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Lessons for Leaders from Artists: Chihuly Exhibit

The highly popular exhibit, “Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass’’ closed not too long ago at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  Long lines of visitors waited eagerly to experience the artist’s elaborately theatrical imagination and his multicolored fantasies.  And I of … Continue reading

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The Dangers of SWOT

The Dangers of SWOT In a recent at (www.TheHumanFactor.biz), Holly Green described the dangers of using a SWOT analysis in strategic planning.  In summary she wrote:  “a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats) analysis is an integral part of most … Continue reading

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