Next week the 20th FIFA World Cup will begin, and for the next month much of the world, including me, will focus on the momentous trifle of football. Leonardo da Vinci said, “Everything is connected to everything else.” So let’s connect our passion for football to our passion for innovation. What does a team need […]
Two weeks ago, my last column discussed some current fundamental threats to everyone’s well-being: Sustainability. We live well beyond our means and consume more resources than the planet can continue to produce. The financial system. A poorly-controlled financial system threatens to spiral out of control and wreck the world economy. Labor. A dwindling workforce must […]
The need for creative leader development is one of the most important and hottest emerging trends in business. A few weeks ago, I completed a new book on creative leadership development that will hit the international book market by the end of this year. The book introduces a proprietary creative leadership development method named Genius […]
Creative leadership is a new emerging mega-trend in business. In a recent global business study of IBM, 60% of the interviewed chief executives of the world’s leading corporations named creativity as the most important leadership quality to capitalize flexibly on the increasingly complex business environment of the early 21st century. Quite interestingly, the agreement numbers […]
My last column discussed how living and working mindlessly dissipates your mental energy and cuts productivity, leading to no meaningful output, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness. Now, let’s discuss mindfulness, which is essential to genius, and which you need to practice if you are to become a creative leader. Geniuses are mindful To reach your full potential, […]
Many of us rush through our days, paying little attention to what’s happening around us. Is that you? When was the last time you took a moment to smell a flower (it doesn’t have to be a rose)? Or paid attention to the flavors and textures in your food? Enjoyed a breeze on your face? […]
Have you ever experienced a eureka moment in your life? Well, I was lucky to have experienced two, which inspired me to find out more about the process that led me to this experience. Here is the story of my first eureka — and what it may mean for realizing the genius in you.
Albert Einstein and other geniuses assert that a genius is hidden in all of us. How about you? Is a genius hidden in you? And anyway, what does the concept of genius really encompass?
Many businesses operate in the world of scarce resources and limited opportunities, where one has to compete with others to get more of the pie; and in this world of Ego, anything goes that makes you win. In contrast, creative leaders live in a world of abundance that runs on a cooperative paradigm based on […]
What is creativity? What does it mean and encompass? How do we know if something is creative? What are the key aspects of creativity?