Can You Color?

Can You Color?

Today, it’s all about doing things differently and doing different things. Did you know Google runs 50 to 200 search experiments at any given time? Innovation and creativity is the lifeblood of growth – organizations who think differently and act quickly are the ones...
Creative or Uncreative?

Creative or Uncreative?

I am the oldest of three, by two minutes.  My twin brother, my sister and I could not be more different.  My brother is a Blues musician; he lives in New Orleans and travels the world playing the harmonica with The Little Freddie King Band.  My younger sister started...
Lead the Way

Lead the Way

How do they do it? For as long as leaders have led, we have wondered if their abilities are the result of mystical forces or if they have learned their skill.  When we see a craftsman at work, we often believe we can duplicate their accomplishments.  Those with keen...
Agile Leadership

Agile Leadership

As with everything in life, there is never a one-size fits-all solution.  When it comes time to apply the ‘right” leadership style, simply remember this – there are advantages and disadvantages to each of the three styles previously introduced:  Transactional,...
Who’s Your Imaginary Friend?

Who’s Your Imaginary Friend?

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?  Perhaps it’s time to reunite! According to Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, imagination is the cornerstone of creativity.  “It’s...
What’s Your Style?

What’s Your Style?

Over the past 70 years there has been extensive research into leadership and what makes an effective leader.  This has given rise to a whole category or leadership styles.  Which one is yours? There are a variety of leadership models today, each having some shared...
Lean In To Team Conflict

Lean In To Team Conflict

“When we don’t address conflict, it can escalate and damage relationships and work. To resolve discord, manage behaviors, understand differences, and listen.” Click to read Lean In To Team Conflict, an article Lisa contributed to The Public Manager for the...