Two surprising events

This post was written after spending more than 45 minutes on the phone with Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit… Continue reading

10 ways to get the most from a 2 year old

“How can they be so immature?” “People should grow up.” These and other people-complaints float around offices and across tables at lunch. Suppose you actually had an office of two year olds, how… Continue reading

4 Creative ways to Start Your Day

1. A strategy from Hemingway The Hemingway Bridge* In order to avoid starting a new day with a cold, blank piece of paper, Ernest Hemingway ended his day by writing the first paragraph… Continue reading

15 Best Creativity Tips

“The only sustainable competitive advantage … is creativity.” Disciplined Dreaming, Josh Linkner is changing the way I look at problems, solutions, and ideation. Here are a few highlights of a book I’m keeping… Continue reading

Finding your competitive advantage

“The only sustainable competitive advantage – for individuals and companies – is creativity,” Josh Linkner author of Disciplined Dreaming. Josh believes everyone is born with creativity but it’s beaten out of us by… Continue reading

Leaping before you look

Josh Linkner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Detroit Executive of the Year, and Crain’s 40 under 40 recipient told me, “Mistakes are no big problem. I’ve always been a leap-before-you-look type… Continue reading