Breakthrough ideas happen with a period of incubation.

When it comes to brainstorming creative ideas, many times they come in the least-expected locations. Not at work, but rather while exercising or falling asleep — a process called incubation. In a guest post for Great Leadership, I wrote about how the best ideas come about when we’re relaxed and away from the stresses of work. Sometimes, we’re “off the grid” when this happens, like when I thought of the idea for my first book in Washington, D.C. while spending the weekend with friends.

“The key? Being ready to catch those ideas when they appear.”

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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.