Category Archive: Innovation

A Five-Minute Creativity Workout that Helps you Change the Future

Unimaginative leaders repeat the past. Creative leaders change the future. Creative leaders are better problem solvers. “The only sustainable competitive advantage – for individuals and companies – is creativity,” Josh Linkner “With creativity,… Continue reading

How Solutions Make Leaders Stupid

I was surprised to hear the co-founder of Netflix say, “Fall in love with the problem.” (Marc Randolph) I’ve been teaching leaders to fall in love with solution-finding. So, I did some investigating.… Continue reading

How to Reinvent Your Relationship with Problems and Opportunities

Problems call for response. Stress narrows your focus and makes you stupid. Disappointment invites introspection, blame, or both. Threats call you to fight, fly, or freeze. The way you define something determines your… Continue reading

Do What You Haven’t Done to Get What You Haven’t Got

My answer is underwhelming and disappointing when I’m asked how I built a global audience for Leadership Freak. First I say, “I’m not sure.” The truth is I did something I hadn’t done.… Continue reading

How to Navigate Predictable Tension Between Doers and Dreamers

I heard a tense exchange between a Dreamer* and a Doer*. They’re both committed to a new business venture. But you could feel them trying not to express frustration.   Buckle up: The… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment

Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading