Creativity

What You Should Be Reading

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It seems there are new books on leadership, sales, customer service, and every other topic coming out every day. So how do you decide what you really need to read? It turns out it’s actually pretty basic!

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7 Reasons Why Your Shower is Your Personal Idea Booth!

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Many people say they come up with their best ideas in the shower. Why is that? Here are my Top 7 Reasons why your shower is your Personal Idea Booth!

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Smart Leadership: The View from Outside

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This weekend I’ll be in Utah speaking to a group of credit union leaders. Although I’m a credit union member, I’m not a credit union leader, nor do I work in the credit union industry.

Next week I’ll be in Michigan speaking to the staff of a company that makes, among other things, high-end wheelchairs. Although my sister uses a high-end wheelchair, I don’t work in the wheelchair industry.

The following week I’ll be in Tacoma speaking to a large health insurance ...

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To Lead Creativity, Create a Team of Dots

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If creativity is nothing more than connecting dots, then, as a leader, shouldn’t you have as many dots as possible available to you? Then here’s a tip: apply this principle to your team as well.

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Leaders: The Medium is NOT the Message

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I was just reading a back issue of Harvard Business Review and came upon an article by Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopedia Britannica.

YOU: “Encyclopedia Britannica?! Is that still a thing? Are encyclopedias still a thing? I mean, aside from Wikipedia, of course.”

Yes, it’s still a thing, although as of last year they no longer produce a physical, bound, book version. Today they are digital only. When asked about that, Cauz said:

“I’m confident in Encyclopedia Britannica’s ability to endure in ...

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