7 results for author: David Burkus


Why We Desire But Don’t Promote Creative Leaders

We admire stories of creative leaders. We like to hear tales of CEOs and political leaders bringing about transformation with fresh ideas and innovative thinking. And there is good reason for it. Studies reveal that more creative people are better able to ...
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The Paradoxical Benefits of Juggling Teams

Serving on multiple teams can distract our focus, but it might be worth it. Creative work is teamwork. That much is all but indisputable for modern organizations. The age of the lonely artist working in solitude is all but gone, if it ever existed in the ...
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How Meetings Make Us More Creative

No one is a fan of meetings anymore. Most people seem to abhor the idea of sitting around a conference table checking off items from an agenda while their “real work” waits impatiently for their return. A quick glance at the world of business books ...
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Checking Your Email Just Might Make You More Creative

Most of us have a grueling view of productivity – getting things done at work is a daunting task and it's best to put our nose to the grindstone and churn it out. We hear experts tell us how to rigidly structure our calendar to make time for the serious ...
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Why Hierarchy Stifles Creativity

Hierarchies are great sometimes, just not necessarily for finding great ideas. One of the foundational principles in organizations is the notion of the hierarchy. Efficient organizations need an efficient chain of command. Well-managed organizations ...
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How Thinking About Others Improves Our Creativity

Research suggests we're more creative when we're others-focused. Imagine you’re locked in a tower. Better yet, imagine someone else is locked in a tower. Besides perhaps savoring the moment of schadenfreude that comes with locking someone in an ...
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Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women

There’s an old adage that behind every great man is a great(er) woman. It turns out that the same could be said for great teams. Evidence suggests that the number of women on a given team influences that team's ability to solve complex problems. The ...
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