The Strength of Weak Ties

A consulting colleague recently described some research she did with a client: she helped key executives sort and analyze 3 months of calendar and email transactions. In most cases, executives maintained very insular networks--that is, they spent most of their time with and communicating with a very, very small set of people. Is this good? [...]

The Strength of Weak Ties2017-04-17T12:20:51-07:00

American Creativity on the Decline

Does it seem to you that Creativity comes in and out of style? In 1950 J. P. Guilford, then President of the American Psychological Association, urged a greater emphasis on creativity.  When I began my business in 1994 it seemed the pendulum had swung the other way.  My practice focused on 'creativity in business" and [...]

American Creativity on the Decline2017-04-17T12:20:53-07:00

The Most Important Leadership Quality? Creativity!

Results of the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study have just been released. The most exciting part of the study for me was this: About 60% of CEOs polled cited creativity as the most important leadership quality, compared with 52% for integrity and 35% for global thinking. Creative leaders are also more prepared to break with [...]

The Most Important Leadership Quality? Creativity!2017-04-17T12:20:53-07:00