• People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place
    People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place

    You don’t want your team to “play it safe.” You want people to feel safe to play – as in pitching their ideas, performing to their potential and challenging the status quo.

  • Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
    Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?

    Employee training is worth the investment – today more than ever.

  • How Design Thinking Galvanizes Corporate Innovation
    How Design Thinking Galvanizes Corporate Innovation

    Whether keeping up with scrappy Silicon Valley start-ups or competing with the planet's largest conglomerates, CEOs and managers must think about how they can stay on the cutting edge.

  • Persistence Is Key
    Persistence Is Key

    In my recent columns, we have seen how to nurture the creativity we all have and kindle the innovation flame with inspiration. But there is also a less fun part of the innovative and creative…

  • “For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”
    “For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”

    Companies are living systems, says management expert Michele Holliday. Cultivate the right conditions for growth and the whole will be more capable than the sum of the parts.

  • Embracing the Unknown
    Embracing the Unknown

    Creative thinkers view challenges through a new lens or perspective to find novel solutions.

  • How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?
    How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?

    It was the “Windows 95” of IT companies, but now it inspires again. How did the latest reboot succeed?

  • “How Do I Innovate Out of Chaos?”
    “How Do I Innovate Out of Chaos?”

    Some of the most successful companies in the United States started up during recessions, including Burger King, Disney and Fortune magazine. Is this the turning point for smaller but daring companies to make their mark?

  • “When It Comes to Innovation, How Do I Balance ‘Core’ Versus ‘New’ Priorities?”
    “When It Comes to Innovation, How Do I Balance ‘Core’ Versus ‘New’ Priorities?”

    Too often, companies have either a culture that supports rank and hierarchy or one that supports innovation. Can your company do a good job of supporting both?

  • “How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”
    “How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”

    Recent history has one very compelling answer: Nurture them!