• 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!