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The following is an excerpt from “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas,” by David Burkus. Burkus is the founder of LDRLB, assistant professor of management at Oral Roberts University and a SmartBlogs contributor. Image and excerpt reprinted by permission from the publisher, Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, from “The Myths of Creativity” by David Burkus.[…] Continue Reading »

David Burkus is the author of the new book “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas.” View the book trailer at the bottom of this post. He is also the founder of LDRLB and assistant professor of management at Oral Roberts University. When he isn’t writing books, he’s a blogger for 99U, Forbes, PsychologyToday, Harvard Business Review and SmartBlog on Leadership.[…] Continue Reading »

Do you know what your organization’s strategy is? Do you really know?

Strategy is a cloudy word, overused, misused, and full of misconceptions about what exactly a solid strategy consists of. Leaders retreat for days or weeks to develop a strategic plan, then announce something few in the organization can remember and fewer still understand. Every leader wants to develop a clear and effective strategy.[…] Continue Reading »

For too many executives, strategy is a heavy topic. Either it requires a seemingly infinite time commitment, or it is easily mistaken for an organizational vision or (perhaps worse) a short-term operational plan.

If you’re trying to build a solid strategy, then there are a number of resources you can draw from. So many in fact, that it can get a little confusing.[…] Continue Reading »

We all know what it takes to succeed as a leader: hard work, intelligence, determination, luck. While those may be important, it turns out that they may not even approach the impact of one other key dimension: executive presence.

In a recent study conducted by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and a team of researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation, the senior leaders surveyed listed executive presence — being perceived as leadership material — as the essential factor in determining who gets ahead in an organization.[…] Continue Reading »