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Creative Thinking in Business

Creative thinking in business starts with having empathy for your customers. You cannot be truly inspired if you’re sitting comfortably behind your desk—unless, of course, you’re venturing into online forums and social sites where customers express their complaints. Looking at spreadsheets filled with focus-group data won’t inspire breakthrough ideas. In the real and virtual worlds, […]
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Creative Leadership: The Fear of the Messy Unknown

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I’m thinking about creativity: what and how do businesses and leaders need to change? In last week’s post about creativity and leadership, I asked if readers thought they or their leaders were too analytical. (Creative Thinking and Leadership: Are You Too Analytical?) And a few readers commented: […]
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The Secret to Unleashing Creative Insights

Have you ever wondered why some companies always seem to come up with radical new products and ideas and others just follow with copy-cat versions? There’s got to be something they do that we can learn. There must be certain principles that are universal to the creative process. Here’s a couple of brain teasers: What’s […]
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Leadership Challenges: The Frustration of Creativity

Leadership is full of challenges. You’ve got to find new solutions and innovative ideas, using the full force of your creativity to influence people, services and customers. Every creative journey begins with a problem. It starts with a feeling of frustration, the dull ache of not being able to find an answer. But when we […]
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