Creativity and innovation are the keys to both organizational growth and successful careers. People understand this, but they do not know how to unleash their natural creative potential. Drawing upon his twenty-two years of first-hand experience helping FedEx grow into a global icon and the last ten years consulting around the world, Madan Birla provides proven and practical answers.
Readers will learn:
-How to build a reputation as a creative thinker and become management’s go-to person for innovative business solutions.
-Four steps for unleashing their creative potential and generating creative ideas.
-Four communication skills to gain acceptance of your ideas.
-Two words that guarantee promotions.
-How to minimize internal and external negative influences that obstruct creative energy flow.
-How to stop self-censoring and how to confidently express their ideas.
-How to trust that all the resources for germinating creative ideas are within them.
Let me start by saying that I don’t think I’m the target audience for this book. I do, however, enjoy reading leadership books, so I thought I’d give this a whirl.
Overall, it was a bit choppy to read. In my opinion, this book is really more of a collection of quotes than guidance for unleashing creativity and innovation. Some ideas are repeated ad nauseam while others are briefly mentioned but never explained. I didn’t quite follow the flow of things through all of the chapters.
There are some great inspirational quotes in this book, though. I didn’t finish it feeling more prepared to create or innovate, but I did discover some new quotes and insights that I’ll be able to apply in various areas of my work and personal lives.
If you’re looking for some inspirational quotes from successful people, this book is a great resource.