Definition: Adapting traditional or devising new approaches, concepts, methods, models, designs, processes, technologies and/or systems.

Creative leaders are able to combine ideas in new and unique ways to produce a desired result. Historically, organizations that use employees’ creativity to unlock innovation and adaptation are those that thrive. Tomorrow’s leaders will find that the pace of change makes the life span of a creative idea shorter, and fresh concepts will be continually needed to stay competitive. In this section, you will discover the importance of thinking in networks of creativity rather than simply within companies, departments or individuals.

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How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

| Oct 21, 2021

Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization.

Brainstorm Sessions Are Great. But What Comes Next is What Really Matters

| Sep 30, 2021

There is nothing quite as energizing as a well-run brainstorming session. When I work with clients on innovation projects, the Ideation stage is one of my favor

Prepare Employees to Look to the Future

By Dr. Evans Baiya | Sep 2, 2021

Without imagination, innovation stalls in the present. Futuristic thinking is a critical skill for everyone—business owners, leaders, veteran team members, an

Top 5 Traits of Successful Innovators

| Jul 30, 2021

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” He was certainly referring to leading in terms of industry: if your compan

Help Your Employees Unleash Creativity

By Dr. Evans Baiya | Jul 15, 2021

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. As a leader, you want to foster imaginative thinking in your employees. The good news is that everybody has imagina

5 Steps to Build a Culture of Ideation

By Dr. Evans Baiya | Jun 24, 2021

According to a 2019 study by IdeaScale, each employee has on average $1,237 worth in unused ideas. A separate study also showed that employees come to work with

7 Powerful Results of Nuturing Innovation

| Nov 23, 2020

In my work, I hear a lot of reasons why people don't engage in innovation: "That's not part of my job description." "I'm not and idea person." "Innovation doesn

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ZOOMED! How to Make Your Next Call Memorable

By Whit Mitchell | Nov 12, 2020

What are you looking at during your Zoom calls?

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The 4 Properties of Effective Business Experiments

By Dr. Evans Baiya | Oct 8, 2020

Any business that is looking to launch new offerings, improve processes and solutions, or simply grow should be running experiments.

Let Customers Help You Innovate During COVID

| Sep 2, 2020

In this article, we’ll look at three ways to engage customers and create products they want to buy right now.

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The Power of Coming Back to Your Foundation

By Jalene Case | Jul 30, 2020

Experiencing imbalance and balance is part of living. How might we lead ourselves from chaos to order? Carl Jung said, “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all

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Navigate the Storm Using Innovation and the Talents of Your Team

By Tanja Yardley | Jul 9, 2020

I have a bias to confess to. The phrase “we are in this boat together” sparks an almost irrational irritability.