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IBM Creative Leadership Study, 2011- more creativity needed among leaders

Creative leadership in action enables a wide range of product, process and business model innovations. Innovation will often require leadership styles characterised by influence rather than power. Managing the increasing complexity inherent in today’s environment requires leaders who will work … Continue reading

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Are older folk getting in the way of our younger leaders? FourSight insights

United Way Toronto has a CITY Leader program which provides young adults with the practical knowledge and tools to become effective leaders, navigators and connectors in Toronto’s non-profit communities. Last weekend I helped them to get to know how to … Continue reading

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Google Builds Better Bosses to Prepare for the Future

Adapted from Adam Bryant’s NYT article March 12, 2011.  Google’s Quest to Build Better Bosses. Their mission: to devise something far more important to the future of Google Inc. than its next search algorithm or app. They wanted to build … Continue reading

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Leaders’ Muse for Monday: Aesop’s fable of the Lion and the Thorn

A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the … Continue reading

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Why so hard to change? Empathy for the leaders

Pertec Consulting in Finland makes a case for the new world – and how it differs from what we’ve known. Partner Pentii Sydanmaanlakka* evoked empathy for today’s leaders – and what they are going through – as conditions continue to … Continue reading

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Creativity. What’s it all about?

Creativity is good, does that mean that non-creativity is bad?  When is it appropriate to use new ideas and new decisions and when is it best to stay with the same-old, same-old?  Have you answered those questions for yourself yet? … Continue reading

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Brains, dopamine and gadgets: are faciliation and leadership practices changing?

Great insight into what’s happening to our wired techno-addicted brains from NPR’s program, Fresh Air, describing findings from New York Times technology and telecommunications reporter Matt Richtel. The findings triggered my thinking: is the dopamine squirt that accompanies the immediate … Continue reading

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Being right, being wrong. Does it affect creativity?

Recent excerpts a Slate’s The Wrong Stuff interview with Harville Hendrix on the state of “being right” led me to consider ways in which emotions may affect people’s consideration of new idea and making new decisions.  The bolding and italics … Continue reading

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Leadership watchouts – cues for your self assessment

If you feel like things are falling-apart rest assured that this state always precedes things-coming-together, and in a different and often better way. New ideas, new decisions, that’s what creativity is all about. Nile Gardiner, a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst … Continue reading

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