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6 Important Characteristics of Creative Leaders

Creative leaders see greater organizational openness ahead. But as rules are refined and collaboration explodes,  they use uncertainty as an opportunity for competitive advantage, protect the business and deliver results. Please share. In uncertain times other companies hunker down building

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What Leaders Can Learn From The Fosbury Flop

By Jim Woods Like us on Facebook  Failure is as vital to innovation and life as the sun is to earth. No one goes unscathed. Certainly some more than ever. Yet life compels each of us, albeit sometimes kicking and

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17 Absolutely Awesome Quotes That Will Inspire you to Take Risks

  If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that

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Five Ways of Unleashing Creativity and Building Leadership Resilience

By Jim Woods Follow @innothinkgrp_ It seems good business sense to expect creativity in business leaders and employees from the frontlines to the echelons of the ivory tower. But … we know from experience the obvious is easily discarded for

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What if You Designed #HR Like This? See How A One Room Became Many

Amazing what can be done when imagination is added to the mix. At the London Design Festival in 2012 Yotel founder Simon Woodroffe introduced this novel concept. Utilizing counterweights used in theaters transformed a single room into different rooms of the

Posted in Creativity, Design

Lick This: 11 Reasons Why #HR and #Management Should Focus More On Design

How enticing are your ideas and products? What if you made them “so sexy you’d want to lick the monitor?” Everything is about design. Everything! Watch the video below.  Design should be part  of all of your projects and departments

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Tim Brown and Tom Peters On Strategy by Design

Strategy in most organizations is merely an exercise for continuing planning. To silent employees mindless minutia designed to perpetuate action. But … they know better. Execution and accountability are as elemental to strategy as nitrogen and oxygen to creating air.

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Russell Simmons: How To Be Super Rich

Jim Woods is a strategic advisor, consultant, business coach, and president of Leadership Matters Institute and InnoThink Group. He consults and speaks to business leaders worldwide to help them develop leadership skills that achieve competitive advantage. Read more:  See a

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The 9 Ways Great Leaders Build Trust

When I started to pen this post trust was not on my mind. This was to be about establishing an innovation culture. So, here I sat at 4 a.m. befuddled. After all the rambling jargon with absurd theories of the

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Three Ways To Get Leaders To Work Together

The most effective leader work together. They don’t particularly care who receives the credit as long as the mission is achieved. Hence, with unbearable demands on them they heed the advice laced upon their subordinates. Together we accomplish more.  1.

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