Recommended Summer 2017 Readings for Creative Leaders

Summer 2017 promises a new batch of books to inform and support those striving to become better creative leaders. The following are recommended titles scheduled for publication between May and August.   Ed Batista, The Art of Self-Coaching (Harvard Business Review Press, August 8) The Stanford Graduate School of Business instructor, executive coach, and consistently… Continue reading

‘The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success,’ by Rich Karlgaard (Wiley)

For Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes and writer of its “Innovation Rules” column, businesses able to create and sustain success do so by balancing attention and development of a strategic base, a hard edge and a soft edge.  Each of those edges is constituted, in turn, by five elements.  Historically, managers have tended to focus… Continue reading

Balancing Clarity and Uncertainty in Leading More Successful and Creative Teams

One of the most important trends in leadership, especially of creative organizations and tasks, over the last two decades, is arguably the shift in attention from firm-level to team-level or project-level design and management. About team leadership, especially, there has been a range of immensely valuable insights generated and best practices shared by the likes… Continue reading