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The Like-Me Trap

After years of dealing with harsh, overbearing, stereotypical jerk bosses, think how refreshing it would be to work for the nice guy (or girl). Your first few weeks would be bliss, enjoying their nurturing, open-minded, and fully supportive approach. Consensus building, deep care for the team’s …

13 Recommended Readings For Creative Leaders To Close Out 2013

In the first half of 2013, we saw several new books that were not merely provocative but pioneering in the lessons and insights they offered to creative leaders. These included Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto for women in business, <i>Lean In</i>, Columbia<p>Business School Professor Rita Gunther …

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How to Run a Meeting Like Google

Meetings get a bad rap in business today and for good reason—very little gets accomplished in them. I can recall a Dilbert cartoon in which several …

Want to Be a Creative Leader? Look to the Garden

<i>IDEO Chicago's roof garden, and some of its bounty</i><p>I love to cook almost as much as I love to eat. When making a meal, the spontaneity of grabbing …

Burger King Tests Fan Loyalty by Giving Away Big Macs

Handing out your mortal rival's product for free may sound like marketing suicide -- but Burger King Norway is trying exactly that in order to …

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Are Leaders Born Or Made? (And How To Be One)

Can your genes make a difference to your career? The question is as old as the nature-versus-nurture debate.<p>While there are distinct genetic combinations that can give you an <i>advantage</i>, we know there’s no escaping Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule for career success: If you want to get ahead you …

Test Your Creativity With This Simple Word Exercise

Done?<p>The more innovative or “semantically distant” the verb, the more creative you probably are in your professional and artistic pursuits, according …

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Why Weird People Are Often More Creative

The amount of information that’s getting into your mind determines how creative–or crazy–you might be.<p>When Albert Einstein came across a cigarette butt, he would often pick it up–fuel for the ol’ tobacco pipe. When Charles Dickens walked around London, he would often be wielding his umbrella–the …