| May 09, 2014
Guest post by Janet McDonald, vice president, c3/consulting
In a recent study by IBM, 60 percent of CEOs listed creativity as the most important leadership quality for the next five years, ranking above qualities such as integrity and global thinking. The pace of change, the emergence of rapid disruption and the increasingly complex challenges that face organizations today require an ability to think critically and creatively.
We all have a go-to thinking profile and approach problem solving very differently. Understanding your particular approach will enable you to pinpoint the tools you need to learn at to improve your ability for breakthrough thinking. The workshop Breakthrough Thinking: Avoid Thinking Biases
will help you uncover your thinking profile, embrace its benefits and understand the need and benefit of collaborating with others who think in different ways to increase the odds of breakthrough solutions.
Another critical skill that I use on a daily basis, at home and work, is mutual gains negotiation, a collaborative approach to reaching consensus. In fact, it comes in handy in almost every area of my life. I’m sure you will agree that all stakeholders do not have the same interests, perceptions and values that others do. Effectiveness requires ...