This is a repost of my original article from April 11, 2019 on Forbes as part of the Forbes Agency Council. To read the full article, please click on the link below the excerpt. I've noticed that many leaders seem to struggle with creativity; instead, they opt for clear-cut and rational decision making. However, effective … Continue reading Forbes article: Creativity: The Secret To Better Leadership
Excerpt from Forbes article, click the link to read full article on Forbes.com You’ve just published your latest blog post and now wait with baited breath to see if it generates some buzz. You check every hour. And check. And check again. It got a few likes, but nothing close to what you were hoping … Continue reading Forbes article: Are you a creative identity thief?
This is part 3 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture. Are people still as curious about meaning and language, even against a backdrop of ‘fake news’ and … Continue reading How Language Trends are Reflecting Societal Changes
This is part 2 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture.
I had such a blast talking to “The Creative Life” podcast founder James Taylor! We talked about a lot of things (and that accent! #Britsrule), but pointedly about why we really do get our best ideas in the shower – I call it “Double D’s in the shower – and more, including: The 3% Conference … Continue reading WHY YOU GET YOUR BEST IDEAS IN THE SHOWER: Podcast with James Taylor
I recently got to talk with Direct Sales expert Vicki Fitch on her “Fresh Perspectives” Facebook Live podcast about creativity, the importance of laughter and why sex is such a taboo topic to talk about – especially for people of deep faith. Like anytime I get to talk about my two favorite subjects, lots of … Continue reading Podcast: A Fresh Perspective in Creativity and How Sex is Taboo
Have you ever had that dream, the one where you’re in a large group of people trying to brainstorm, and everyone’s throwing out really, really, bad ideas? Yup, pretty much welcome to ANY group brainstorming session… and it’s NOT A DREAM. So why is doing it in a group better than doing it alone? #burningquestion … Continue reading Reason #4 Creativity is Like Sex: You can do it alone, but it’s better with others
Boy, does this come at exactly the right time #TWSS. As my last post of the year, it’s apropos that turning yourself upside down is about gaining the perspective you need to see things in a necessary and different way. I recently got a strong dose of this while visiting our dear friend Hendre Coetzee … Continue reading Reason #3 Creativity is Like Sex: Turn yourself upside down
Anyone who has been challenged with a problem to solve and a looming deadline understands that sometimes, to really tap into your most creative self, you need a little stimulation.
Create. Creating. Creativity. What does it all mean, and why do we do it? In the first chapter of my new book “21 Reasons Why Creativity is Like Sex”, I theorized that because we are taught from the earliest of ages that “creating” something was nothing short of a sacred act, we spend our lives … Continue reading Reason #1 Creativity is Like Sex: It’s harder than it looks