Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization’s Survival: Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation is critical to both the success and the survival of organizations, and imagination is the spark that fuels it, Sir Ken argues. Source: The link leads to his 90-minute presentation to marketing professors on the nature of innovation in organizations. In his presentation, Sir Ken Robinson reveals pivotal think points. These support the […]

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

Friends, today, April 21, is World Creativity and Innovation Day, named in 2001, it was expanded to World Creativity and Innovation Week in 2005. I hope you experienced inspired joy, delight. opportunity, and potential during this week, together with so many others all over the world. Let’s continue to keep the energy moving for new […]

There is always more than one right answer

Your task, if you choose to engage in and/or lead innovation, is to Open thinking to new ideas, new potentials, new solutions, new opportunities Explore what might work within the current context that takes things forward Smile   Marci Segal, MS, Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures. Wishing you flexibility, inner strength, […]

Creativity: an Academic Discipline

The NY Times posted this article today, must be true then, eh? IT BOTHERS MATTHEW LAHUE and it surely bothers you: enter a public restroom and the stall lock is broken. Fortunately, Mr. Lahue has a solution. It’s called the Bathroom Bodyguard. Standing before his Buffalo State College classmates and professor, Cyndi Burnett, Mr. Lahue […]

2014 Year in Marketing – good questions for new thinking

This Haiku deck shares trigger questions that can open doors of perception and considerations. Even though it’s geared for marketing, anyone can leverage these when seeking new ideas so to make new decisions for new actions. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad MARCI SEGAL, MS Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can […]

How to persevere beyond the ‘no’ when proposing ideas for new futures

People say no to new ideas because the new ideas do not fit what is current and understandable.  What exists is easy; change requires an effort. People say no at the drop of a hat, without thinking.  It’s a knee jerk reaction (see the exercise below the table for an example). Creativity = new ideas, […]

How to give way to potential and overcome the obstacle of saying no

Yesterday’s lunch and learn with a global media company brought to light, again, that it’s hard to get  people to say yes to new ideas.  Especially in times as confusing these.   What’s up with people saying no?  “Simple”, said  one of the leaders of the organization at the session, “people say no to new […]

Innovation age began in 1972. Agree? Born then? You have a special destiny.

Creativity and Innovation on your agenda?  Think broadly. Everything matters. What you do affects others, what others decide impacts you. The innovation age began in 1972; people born then have important innovation roles In 1972, forty-one years ago, the Blue Marble, a famous photograph of the Earth was taken by the crew of the Apollo […]