Category Archives: creativity

Why is Change so Hard?

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Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion? How would you answer?

Stack the Deck for Creative Risks

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Imagine a workplace where you design & implement an innovation the world craves. Meetings where you play with what if … kinds of challenges. Yet innovation isn’t ideas delivered in talks, but it’s a design you invent, lead, and perfect. How will you stack the deck today for more creative risks?

Creativity – Risk or Regret?

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If you agree with Sir Ken Robinson that creativity gets clobbered at school, you’ll likely also agree it takes risk to create and lead a finer future.

If you prepare to take risks you also prepare to create, in spite of structures that shun risks and stive to assess for one correct answer, only.

What comes to mind when you hear the word creativity?

MBAs Lead Innovative Brainpower

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MBA students at  the  Bitner School of Business in New York lead innovation with the brain in mind during their course by the same name. See their dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz. This leadership class differs from traditional lectures,  presentations, or illustrated ideas. Students… Read more »

10 Brainpowered Wonders in The King’s Speech

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1. Trust builds the kind of chemical and electrical circuitry that sparks confidence and intelligence. A lifetime gift!  No wonder The King’s Speech is winning top awards, as it showcases the trust lost in many circles, craved by most and often regal in its healing and growing power when present…. Read more »

10 Windows into Innovation

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Have you ever sat with a good friend near an open window, on a warm spring day? Scents of new life ride on gentle breezes that refresh the entire room. In contrast, when gridlock enters a room, you see stuffy settings and breathe stale air with little escape from its… Read more »

Less Art for More Science?

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Few disagree on an urgent need to increase America’s science and math proficiency in order to compete in our fast paced world. But how can a call for less art increase top science capabilities? The opposite is true. Only when you engage both sides of the human brain, can you… Read more »

Tone Makes or Breaks Innovation

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Fear, not surprisingly, bombards workplaces and lowers innovation brainpower,  as does frustration or the watch-your-back syndrome. Whether it  comes face-to-face or through Facebook, tone drives organizational innovation up or down. Unfortunately, when caustic communication rubs against brainpowered innovation, caustic usually wins. You’ve likely noticed how  toxic trumps ingenious in some… Read more »

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

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Braden Kelley stokes innovation for leadership that drives innovation for a new era. That’s why I plan to use Braden’s dynamite insights, in Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to ignite MBA leadership thinking.  Business students will develop  brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth, from entry points identified in this… Read more »

Lead Questions for Innovative Brainpower

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What if you were to ask one innovative question to a leader you encounter? Imagine the ground-breaking results for workplace solutions you pioneer. Yet experts remind us how innovation loses when senior management remains locked in the past – and innovative workers go unsupported. It doesn’t have to be that… Read more »