Tap into people with whom you usually don’t interact.

One of the most effective ways to get creative is to talk with people with varying backgrounds and interests. It’s not easy and will take you out of your comfort zone, but, as I discuss in an article for StrategyDriven, the best source of new information is from other networks. Find a fresh perspective, engage in Breakthrough Labs, and actively seek out individuals who you might not normally connect with.

“You will get a much richer result if you include people who are NOT working the business all of the time. They bring the fresh perspective that can set you apart from your competition.”


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Create in a Flash: A leader's recipe for breakthrough innovation

Just as you follow a recipe to cook a great meal, there is a recipe to create great ideas. Create in a Flash is for leaders who know that in order to grow their organizations, they need to generate ideas and solutions on demand. With Flash, you’ll learn the recipe, why it works, and how to use it to be more effective and innovative in life and at work.