The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline

By |2012/08/02|

How does an economy get creative?
By Todd Hirsch and Robert Roach
The Creativity Riddle
Over the past several years, economists and politicians in North America have linked economic growth and creativity. Management gurus and business schools […]

Leadership Craft Leadership Art

By |2012/07/04|

Leadership Craft Leadership Art
Leadership is a creative process in the same way that painting, acting, drawing, or other arts are a creative process and the essence of that creative process is in the craft […]

Every Leader is an Artist

By |2012/07/02|

How the World’s Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader
I just discovered a new book that links art with leadership —one of my favourite topics. Here is  excerpt from Every Leader is […]

Make Your Life and Work a Work of Art

By |2012/06/30|

How we choose what we do, and how we approach it…will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Sometimes it […]

7 Fabulous Books on Creativity, Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship

By |2012/06/05|

Summer is the perfect time to dream, play and restore your creative spirit. I recommend these books to help you along, and inspire you to take action. May your life and work be a […]

Mind the Creativity Gap

By |2012/05/29|

Creativity at Work Newsletter May 2012

In this issue:
Review of The Innovators DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Upcoming workshops
Mind the Creativity Gap
Adobe recently published a global study on creativity, which shows a universal […]

How budget cuts could kick-start creativity in the public sector

By |2012/05/16|

I am honoured to be featured in this story today:
The Creativity Gap
How budget cuts could kick-start creativity in the public sector


The signs were clear. A staggering deficit. A probable Conservative majority. Funding cuts […]

The Global Creativity Gap

By |2012/04/23|

Adobe Uncovers Global Creativity Gap
Adobe has just published a global study on creativity. The research shows 8 in 10 people feel that unlocking creativity is critical to economic growth and nearly two-thirds of respondents […]

Sanjay Gupta taps into both sides of his brain

By |2012/04/18|

Sarah Hamsen has written an inspiring interview with Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and a medical reporter for CNN, about his life and work. He writes a column for Time magazine as well as books […]

How do you sell creativity at work and get people on board with change?

By |2012/04/12|

How do you promote creativity in an organization run by conservative left-brain thinkers who don’t like creativity?
I’ve been asked variations of this question a few times lately. Here are some tips for encouraging creativity […]