better brainstorming

7 Secrets to Better Brainstorming

It begins with a certain, momentary, far-off look. Then a wistful gaze at the black notebook. It’s a running joke with my clients; they know what’s coming next. An idea is taking shape. Some thought — some seemingly random thought or word or picture or sound or image — has sparked something. And we’re off to the[…]

innovative leader

9 Qualities You Need to Become an Innovative Leader

If asked, I suspect most leaders would say they want to be innovative; however, when it comes to developing the requisite skills to be an innovative leader, we still have a ways to go. Much of that, I would guess, has to do with the fact that innovation is such a fuzzy word, oddly enough,[…]

You Don’t Have to Wear Skinny Jeans

I want you to try something. Walk around your department or organization, and ask people how creative they are. Say something like “Would you say you’re not as creative as most people, just as creative as most people, or more creative than most people?”  And then watch them squirm. It’s an interesting question to hear[…]

want to be more creative

Want to be More Creative? Just Say No.

There are so many fantastic posts on creativity out there, and what follows will certainly not be added to that group; but I think it’s an important footnote to the ongoing conversation in the business world about creativity. Many of the posts I alluded to above provide great tips to help you be more creative,[…]

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