Creativity


Beyond Words

God grant me… courage to change the things I cannot change. Much of what happens in our world leaves us initially speechless. Last year I watched the video of the death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African-American boy with a toy...

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Uncommon Sense

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. –Albert Einstein I had the pleasure recently of serving as a faculty member for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s newly launched national fellowship, the Community Leadership Network. The Foundation had selected...

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A Day Like No Other

Message to Our Team at I-LEAD Today: “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” This is a big day for our entire team. I am happy to announce that after months...

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Three Important Questions: A Tool for Innovation

Leading creativity and social innovation requires strong organizational tools. One such tool involves beginning with the right questions. As Einstein wrote, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real...

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Getting Wet

During the late 1990s, I had the pleasure of participating in an Outward Bound program during leadership training as Kellogg National Fellow. So many elements of that experience have stayed with me over the years. One that I often think of...

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Inventing Better Problems

A video version of this post is available here. Einstein said something profound about solving problems: “The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” His thought contains...

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