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FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

Fresh innovation lessons from the Football World Cup

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 […]

Why creative leadership really matters (Part 2)

Why the evolution of creative leaders really matters (Part 2)

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 […]

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Creative leadership evolution

Why the evolution of creative leaders really matters (Part 1)

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 […]

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Creative leadership: Are you hot or not?

Creative leadership: Are you hot or not?

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 […]


From mindless busyness to mindful business (Part 2)

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, […]


From mindless busyness to mindful business (Part 1)

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? […]


Getting to eureka

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.

Two worlds

Two worlds: Which one feels right for you?

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 […]