Celebrating Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership (HABLA)

You will be inspired by this story of an incredible young man, Ernesto Xavier Velasquez, whose parents immigrated from Ecuador to live in the United States. When Ernesto spoke, he brought me to tears, because in many ways his story parallels my own experiences. He reflects the achievements and enormous leadership potential of Hispanics in […]

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Lessons for MBAs from Little People about Collaboration and Creativity

There are some significant lessons we can learn from little people about the nature of collaboration by teams as shown in this TED video by Tom Wujec. If you are a bit cocky because you have an MBA, then it is time for you to reach for a Kleenex especially if you are competitive. Imagine […]

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Huge ROI When Your Organization Invests in Creative Thinking

ROI Assured by Developing Creative Competence If you are looking for some good news today, you will find it when you invest in developing creative thinking for your company. Currently your focus is on cost cutting and survival. Corporations need creativity to succeed especially during an economic downturn. Bringing creative thinking to your organization provides […]

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Six Creative Ways to Persuade Your Team to Implement Your Innovation

Have you ever wondered why it is that some people are persuasive and are able to move their innovation projects forward?  Why is it that some of us are able to persuade others to understand and accept new concepts?  Some innovators are able to inspire and influence a team to accomplish a common goal.  Some […]

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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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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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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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Bala Kanayson Enhances Your Inner Creativity and Increases Your Productivity

How often have you wished you could silence the constant talking that is going on in your head? You are trying to be an effective leader and grow your business, yet all of this chatter is interfering with your productivity. I recently heard Bala Kanayson address this issue. His solution includes developing your inner creativity. […]

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