What work and social environments, personal attributes and characteristics are conducive to developing creative performance and innovation? If creativity and motivation to be innovative can be assessed and measured, how does that affect talent management practices? What does it take to create an innovative culture and the related talent management practices that make continuous improvement part of your every day way of doing business.
In recent discussions with classes of undergrad business school students, I posed the question, “How many of you aspire to a professional leadership role in business, government, or other organization?” In each case, 100% of the students answered in the affirmative. I didn’t say so at the time, but two divergent thoughts were crossing my mind, pretty much simultaneously:Read more
Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to being grateful. But what about the remaining 364 days of the year? My family, like a lot of families, is spread far across the country, so planning the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday was a complicated process. We had the good fortune of deploying ambitious planners and gracious hosts, coupled with the modern conveniences of group text messages to determine when and how to host the holiday to accommodate the schedules of nearly 30 family members.Read more