Innovation & Creativity, with Michael Gelb

On this week’s episode of the podcast, we look at the overlap between creativity and innovation. We kick things off talking about why creativity is a must for innovation to flourish within any organization. We also touch on ways for individuals to channel their own creativity and why having widespread knowledge of your company’s cause couldn’t be more important. Michael Gelb joins us to discuss those topics and more, along with his latest book, Creativity on Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius.

Michael Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is an acclaimed speaker and the author of 14 books, including How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. As a consultant, Michael works with companies of all sizes, ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and nonprofits.

Among the highlights of this week’s episode:

  • We talk about the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset” and the impact it has on performance
  • Michael shares some detail about a study by Zabelina and Robinson, which advocates seeing the world through a child’s eyes to enhance creativity
  • We talk about “creative endurance,” also known as “tolerance for ambiguity,” and why change is something that has to be embraced in this day and age, not lamented
  • Michael touches on the history of qi and qigong, an ancient Chinese art that places a premium on harnessing energy

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Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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