Unlocking the mysteries of motivation

Many of us are counting down the hours to winter break, and I'm sure many of us will use the downtime to think about our goals for the new year and the vision for our life in 2016. I'm excited to share with you a guest post I wrote for UT's Human Dimensions of Organizations... Continue Reading →

Copying is a creativity killer

I had a recent experience, the details of which aren't necessary to get into for this post despite their high entertainment value.  The experience solidified my viewpoint on the subject of copying, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you, my readers, in a way that would provoke, engage, and encourage some good dialogue.... Continue Reading →

At the intersection of the arts and science

I heard someone say today that engineers and IT people have an "emotional barrier" and that top-level messaging coming out of my team should be more rational.  As a marketing change agent trying to push through a big idea, I sat back, listened, and took notes.  This topic preoccupied me for the rest of the... Continue Reading →

Creativity as competitive advantage – Part 2

This post is Part 2 of an exploration on creativity in the workplace, inspired after reading Josh Linkner's terrific book Disciplined Dreaming. I encourage my readers to pick up or download this book. As I did in the previous post on this topic, for now I am skipping the first four steps in Linkner's process... Continue Reading →

Creativity as competitive advantage – Part 1

I just finished devouring Josh Linkner's Disciplined Dreaming.  In it, Linkner asserts, in my opinion correctly, that we live in an era in which business cycles are measured in months, not years, and that the only way to sustain long-term innovation and growth is through creativity - at all levels of an organization.  Said another... Continue Reading →

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