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

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE

Interested in hearing more? Tune in to the full episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast via the Libsyn embed below:

You can also download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes or tune in via the podcast’s home on Stitcher Radio to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser.

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.

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Costovation – Giving Your Customers Exactly What They ... On this episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we delve into “cost-ovation,” or innovation that gives your customers exactly what they want – and n...
AI & Machine Learning Will See You Now, and Other Takea... A 3Pillar team and I spent a few days in Santa Clara recently for the 12th annual Health 2.0 Conference. As usual, we spent some time after the confer...
DevSecOps – The Latest Trends in Application Security ... I spent a very rewarding couple of days at DevSecCon in Boston recently. The conference focused on DevSecOps, which is a catch-all phrase for addressi...
Designing the Future & the Future of Work – The I... Martin Wezowski, Chief Designer and Futurist at SAP, shares his thoughts on designing the future and the future of work on this episode of The Innovat...
Selecting The Minimum Viable Toolset for Product Managers Recently I was attending a machine learning conference and during a break, found myself deep in conversation with fellow product managers. As is typic...