Michael Droske

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Creativity and the Role of the Leader

The Idea in Brief<p>In today's innovation-driven economy, understanding how to generate great ideas is an urgent managerial priority. And that calls for …

Creativity

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 …

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 …

Test Your Creativity With This Simple Word Exercise

When I say “banana,” what’s the first verb that comes to mind? New research explores creativity using a noun/verb exercise.<p>Here’s a simple, non-invasive way to test your creativity. Have a friend give you a list of 10 nouns and then write down an interesting verb that relates to each. Move through …

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 …

Center for Creative Leadership

There’s no disputing it — when done correctly, leadership development works. And more than that: it’s essential. Here’s how we know. (More)<p>Your …

On Creative Leadership

Accessing Your Creativity …In The Shower<p>It’s 4:30 in the morning. The sun is starting to smear pink across the sky, and I’m in bed, working. Laying …

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 …

Gardening

Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson - Educational Leadership

You can be creative in math, science, music, dance, cuisine, teaching, running a family, or engineering. Because creativity is a process of having …

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 …

Computer Science

How to Make Meetings More Fun

<b>1. Keep It Moving</b><p>Change some aspect of your meeting about every twenty minutes: presentation style, insert Q&A, use a panel discussion, small group …

Meet the “creative technologists” you may soon be hiring

The next generation of digital professionals will need a far broader set of skills than today’s IT workers. Beyond simply installing and managing …

12 Ways to UP the Creativity on Your Team

<b>As any good leader will tell you, there’s nothing quite so awesome as working with a leadership team that’s highly skilled in creativity and</b> …

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 …

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 …

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

Earlier this month, Samuel Arbesman argued in <i>Wired</i> that the world needs more generalists, dabblers and polymaths. He notes (and he’s certainly not the first to note) that the body of scientific and technical knowledge has grown so large that no one person can know everything. And as a consequence, …

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Publish as needed is a brand-new way printing technology that makes the production of a certain really low print runs feasible. The best in print as …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

The 10 Universities With The Most Creative Students

The London based startup sets up profiles help match people with companies and employers that may be a good personality fit. A person on ViewsOnYou is matched with companies using three components— energy (how you work), interpersonal (how you interact), and intelligence (how you think).<p>We recently …

2013 Year in Review: Deconstruction

To be allowed into a company and/or a designer’s process is pretty special. We were lucky enough to be invited along to see how specific products …

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The 8 Faces of Exceptionally Creative LeadersThe 8 Faces of Exceptionally Creative LeadersThe MadonnaThe PicassoThe ThoreauThe HemingwayThe BransonThe EdisonThe StarckThe Ford

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you know that my core belief is that the old model of leadership is dead and now, anyone in any …

Work & careers,Office for National Statistics,Life and style,UK news<p>People's lives would be more fulfilling if they were given greater freedom in the workplace<p>I began to notice the creativity of the manager of the Pret a Manger coffee shop, close to where I live, after he showed extraordinary …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Roots of Creativity Found in the Brain

The ability of humans to create art, think rationally or invent new tools has long interested scientists, and a new study reveals how the brain …

Why Art and Creativity Are Important

Want your child to get the most out of making art? Let her create in her own way at her own pace.<p>Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colors. Trying to be encouraging, you ask her, "What are you making?" and she shrugs. Until you mentioned it, she hadn't given it any …

Crafting