Understanding the Myths of Creativity with David Burkus

You are more creative than you give yourself credit. We’ve told ourselves stories about what it means and takes to be creative. Unfortunately such stories adversely influence innovation or simply finding a different approach to a business problem.These stories we tell ourselves have become truths, when in reality many are myths not based in logic […] Read moreRead More»

On Breaking the Rules

I was taking a business trip to Hartford when it happened. I had ignored the flight attendant’s instructions to put away my laptop properly. I was sitting in row one by the window, so there was no storage. My only option was to put the laptop in my backpack in the overhead compartment. But instead, […] Read moreRead More»


Think Creativity Is For Experts Only? Think Again!

Today’s guest on ExchangeGain TV is David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, a must-read book that debunks the ten most common myths about how we create. A professor of management and founder and “talent” of the popular LDRLB podcast, David’s whole career focuses on leadership, strategy, and innovation. Among the myths […] Read moreRead More»

If Not You, Then No One

A new beginning, a fresh start, a clean slate. For most, the anticipation of progress, results, and endless possibilities are alluring. For others, the New Year can appear daunting, painful, even disinteresting. But whether you’re ready for it or not, the New Year is upon us and the most influential thing you can do for […] Read moreRead More»

Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success

Growing up, one of my favorite television series was Mission: Impossible. The immensely popular program chronicles the adventures of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), a team of government spies and specialists who are regularly offered “impossible missions” (should they decide to accept them). Outside of the cool gadgets and spectacular stunts, what I most enjoyed […] Read moreRead More»

Getting Where You Want To Go

  It’s January – the time that leader’s thoughts turn toward yearly goal-setting. If you follow the textbooks, you’ll write goals, create measures, possibly track your progress and at the end of the year, use the goals to evaluate your success. And it will probably be a complete waste of your time. Let’s be honest. […] Read moreRead More»


New Years is an Artificial Constraint

  Ah, New Years hype! New resolutions, habits, goals, priorities. We make it so grand and complicated that we set ourselves up for failure. Seriously, what’s the difference between December 31st and January 1st?  Is it really different than June 30th and July 1st or October 31st and November 1st?  And really, January 1st as the New Year is a […] Read moreRead More»

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