The Importance of Smart Creatives

How Google Works, by Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg, looks at Smart Creatives, people who combine technical knowledge, business expertise and creativity.

Is innovation just common sense?

Discussion of new ideas is often hampered by those who resist change (“That’s not how we do things around here” or “It’s always worked in the past”), or an expectation that complex issues can be resolved with a quick fix.

Creativity, environment and progress

A lot of people will claim they haven’t got a creative bone in their body. It’s not about taking the team on a team building day to experience creativity. It’s about facilitating it to happen in your work environment.

Jose Mourinho on Creative Leadership

Jose Mourinho is one of those compelling speakers that makes you sit up and listen to whatever he has to say. He speaks about some of his leadership philosophies, which are interesting when applied to creativity.

The Smiling Assassin

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction, so as a creative leader you’ll have to grow comfortable playing the part of Kali. Or to quote John Lennon: “You have to learn to smile as you kill.”