Tag Archives: Creativity

40 Questions To Help You Stimulate Disruptive Thinking And Inspire Bold Action

Most brainstorming sessions suck! Why? Because they inspire creative thinking, challenge the status quo, and inspire bold action. The solution isn’t just bringing in outsiders who don’t think and act like you. It’s to ask provocative questions that drive your brainstorming efforts.

The Best Leaders Revel In Being Wrong

“I know the business.” The word, “know”, is the enemy of improvement and innovation. Innovation has many enemies, but experience and groupthink are its biggest. And because people run businesses, every single one of them will fall into the trap.

Building a Champion Mindset: The Power of a Confident Self-Image

What do Lebron James, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan have in common? They are considered to be the best at what they do. How did they do that? Attitude, talent, discipline, and consistency; are the usual suspects. But you know what separates them from the rest? Their mindset, how they think, enables them to operate at peak performance.

8 Practices To Drive Innovation In Your Business

“We’ve been brainstorming ideas, but we haven’t decided on what to do”, “We brainstorm all the time but end up with the same ideas”, and “We brainstorm around ideas that only management wants”. Last week I visited a prospective client in the manufacturing industry, these are some of the things that they told me when I asked them about their innovation efforts.

Use These 20 Questions To Help Stimulate Innovative Thinking

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. A big one for me is shifting perspective to stimulate innovation. So, how do you inject ‘perspective’ into your thinking? It all starts with a provocative question.

Are “Best Practices” Stifling Innovation In Your Business?

“Best practices are just past practices. You need next practices.” I once said to a client. The reason? Visit any traditionally managed business and you’ll see the same pattern: they operate like their competitors. They hire the same people and have the same business model, processes, and everything else in between.