Because business and cultural leaders view creativity as the most important leadership trait for future success.
Re-imagining boundaries is the process that empowers organizations and individuals alike to continuously rethink and reinvent what they do.
It is the link between systematic creativity and high-impact strategic thinking, and the critical basis of staying relevant.
I lead provocative explorations to shape the future of your company. No matter how successful your business is today, you still operate within self-imposed boundaries. These boundaries bring the risk of marginalization. But overstepping them leads you to broadened consumer relevance and sustained growth.
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It turned out of course, that this perceived limitation simply had to be debunked – which Roger Bannister famously did in 1954 – becoming the first person to run the mile faster than four minutes. Even more interesting was the fact that taking Roger’s lead, 300 other people went on to break this time barrier within the next ten years.
Well, it seems that the 4-minute mile still has a lingering fascination for people. Take a look at this story, in which an engineering student is devising a jetpack which would allow ordinary people to experience the rush of breaking the 4-minute barrier:
There is a growing recognition that creativity—or resourcefulness, as I like to re-label it—is a vital component for successfully handling unexpected, unprecedented, and rapidly changing surroundings. As an example, the Bloomberg Businessweek article “What Chief Executives Really Want,” in May 2010, noted: “According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify ‘creativity’ as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.” Think about this for a moment. Of all personal qualities, business leaders picked creativity as the key foundation for future success, ahead of such traditional pillars as operational expertise, industry know-how, interpersonal skills, or even innovation.