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The Iceland of Creativity

The Iceland of Creativity

There’s a great deal of buzz over Iceland’s innate creativity. A creative society By many international measures, Iceland is a leading nation in innovation and creativity in a number of fields, including design, music, art and literature. For a country of just 340,000 people Iceland has produced a remarkable number of internationally known artists, scientists and successful entrepreneurs. Among the…

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How Purpose Drives Innovation: Finding Our Way to Things of Higher Value

How Purpose Drives Innovation: Finding Our Way to Things of Higher Value

 I think this is the key factor for the case of #integralinnovation. The pre-existence of a purpose for the creative endeavor gives meaning and patience to the actors. What we crave most are those moments when we are lost in the midst of purposeful engagement. Getting lost means that we have placed ourselves in unfamiliar territory, that we are breaking…

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3 Humanistic Disruptive Business Decisions (for the sake of your employees’ sane creativity)

3 Humanistic Disruptive Business Decisions (for the sake of your employees’ sane creativity)

Have a nursery, kindergarten and school within your premises for employees’ children. Let employees’ children play and learn among your company’s workers and managers. Mingle them with the old ones, the elder members of employees’ families. Transform your office building into a ‘school’, ‘nursing home’ and ‘office’ space altogether. – The Lower Left Quadrant of Integral Innovation.   Let your…

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3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

Completely change your managerial system. Change it to an open one meant to inquire for people’s solutions. As a high-ranking manager in large corporations, I began as a directive type. Then I shifted towards a more collaborative style and ended up as a ‘one-minute manager’, as a manager-coach. I would never return to directive style. Ask any manager-coach about the…

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2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

Reframed Topics Reformulate focus-questions like ‘Why Not…?’, ‘How Else…?’ and ‘What If…?’ and lead meetings where everybody should concentrate on answers to these types of questions, instead of ‘Why…?’, ‘What…?’ or ‘How…?’. Search for different ways of replacing the usual problem-solving process.  – The Upper Right Quadrant of Integral Innovation. Reframed Reason Have ‘no reason’ meetings, that is, meetings where anyone can…

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Creative Freedom: 9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments about saying No

Creative Freedom: 9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments about saying No

I would say that creativity and innovation is freedom within an unknown secure universe. So, go for the freedom, go for security, go for the unknown with your knowing mind. The world has lost a celestial talent in Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away yesterday at  the age of 88.  The beloved author was mainly known for her science fiction…

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With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

A recent story from entrepreneur.com shows a real case of integral innovation: Upper Left quadrant: dedication to a greater cause Upper Right cuadrant: expertise, metodology Lower Left quadrant: the pollination of ideas, sharing expertise Lower Right quadrant: certain processes, crowdfunding Ethan Brown put everything he had into founding the company, which has seen major successes with its plant-based ‘meat’ that’s…

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The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

In Oz, the wizard is shown to run the kingdom through some complex machine hidden behind a curtain. Many executives may think themselves the wizard; enthralled by the idea that AI technology will allow them to shed millions of dollars in labor costs, they could come to believe that the best company is the one with the fewest people aside from the CEO. But work…

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Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

In this article, there are three usual ideas you can start to implement for your company to become more inclusive in terms of listening, leadership, innovation. Example 1: Guess who identified the most important innovation that led to millions in annualized savings? It was a patient care assistant. Example 2: “When we pack and sterilize the pallets to be sent to…

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