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How do you test the power of social media? Vote today for my friend, Paul Lawrence Vann!

I have often wondered, just as you have, whether my time is well invested whenever I develop content for my various social media platforms. Today we are going to put social media and social networking to the test. My friend, Paul Lawrence Vann, is in a contest to win the opportunity to be a professional […]

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How do you find and connect to the most creative and innovative women in the world?

Listen to internet radio with Kalon Women on Blog Talk Radio This coming week I will have the honor of being interviewed on blogtalkradio by an incredible woman who won the President’s Call to Service Award.  The host of the Kalon Women in Business Blog Talk Radio Show is Sandra Levitin.  Sandra is the Founder, […]

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Trend Watch: The Feminization of Leadership Creates Higher ROI.

How do you retain your most valuable employees?  How do you recruit top talent?  How do you increase (ROI) return on investment when there is a talent shortage?   What impact is gender diversity having on the bottom line? I just finished reading, Womenomics, Write You Own Rules for Success by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay.  […]

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Ten Tips Guaranteed to Kill Creativity in the Corporation

1. Do not provide a budget for any creative projects. Everyone knows that when you are measured on a quarter by quarter basis, the ROI is simply not there to make your performance look good on a timely basis. The long term consequences of stifling creativity will become someone else’s problem after you are promoted […]

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Trend Watch – Creativity Scores Headed Downward for U.S. #innovation

Have you ever thought about whether creativity could be measured?  It seems that in 1958 E. Paul Torrance designed a series of creativity tasks to measure creativity.  He administered his test to 400 children in Minneapolis.  I would question how accurate this creativity index would be in predicting creativity for adults.  I read a recent Newsweek […]

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Millennials select creativity, globalization, and sustainability as future trends for CEO leadership.

Photo by Quang Minh (YILKA) used under a creative commons license. Thank you Quang. How do millennials view leadership? Do they agree with the results of IBM’s CEO study that creativity should be the primary leadership attribute? How do they differ in their views? When you consider that in a few short years Generation Y […]

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Creativity is the new style of leadership!

Competency in creative leadership leads the list for standout CEOs according to the IBM 2010 Global CEO Study.  The survey included over 1,500 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and 33 industries. � Creativity is more important than rigor, management discipline, integrity or vision.  Creativity is identified as the leading competency.  Our world is becoming […]

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Create Innovative Choices For Your Future with Divergent Thinking!

I am reading Tim Brown’s book, Change by Design, How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.  IDEO is ranked among the ten most innovative companies in the world.  Tim is the CEO of IDEO.  I was intrigued by the concepts of divergent and convergent thinking.  To experience design thinking, you must understand the difference […]

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Designing an Innovative Community Exclusively for OD Using Creativity and Imagination!

Imagine a world where organization development practitioners can access a global platform and find the tools they need to be effective and to maximize an organization’s performance. Imagine a place where you could develop your own creativity and leverage this new found knowledge with clients in your OD consulting practice. Imagine an innovative virtual community […]

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Thank you Sabrina Gibson, Creative Connie Went From Novice to Professional Guest Blogger at Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Within Six Months!

When I first began blogging I had no idea that my journey would take me to Amsterdam within six months as a guest blogger for the Front End of Innovation Europe 2010, an event sponsored by the (IIR) International Institute of Research. Although I had vast experience selling emerging technologies and I represented internationally renowned […]

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