The Utility Of Urgency (Or How Tension Begets Creativity)

Much of my time last week was spent beneath cliffs of sheer red rock that towered over the St. Vrain River as it snaked its way between groves of poplar and basswood trees. I was in Lyons, Colorado, to perform at an outdoor festival and to teach aspiring songwriters how to sharpen their craft at … More The Utility Of Urgency (Or How Tension Begets Creativity)

Hearing Like Prince: How A Rock Star Can Teach Leaders To Listen

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” —Prince I’m pretty sure you never considered Prince a poster child for leadership, but his uncanny ability to hear would have made him a great one. By the time he hit his stride in the summer of 1984 with the release of his album, Purple … More Hearing Like Prince: How A Rock Star Can Teach Leaders To Listen

Creativity: The Strategic Necessity You May Not Have Thought Of

Want to rent a house? I’ll bet you ten bucks your first move won’t be to call a real estate broker. You’ll search one of dozens of sites like Zillow or StreetEasy. Nagging sore throat? WebMD. Looking to buy a wheelbarrow or a pair of swim goggles? Amazon. And if you stop your Google search … More Creativity: The Strategic Necessity You May Not Have Thought Of