Remember when you knew you could take on the world?

You still can. The only question is how.


Your business or strategic plan must include creativity and innovation, because a creative product does not turn on like a light switch. Creativity requires space for purposeful reflection. Strategic planning must include changing the creative climate if the organization is serious about growth.

Creativity is the production of novel and useful ideas.

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being.

Creativity is about creating connections.

Innovation is creating value out of creative thinking.


Today’s business environment is about constant change, and that change is accelerating. Whole business categories are emerging, while traditional business models are being challenged on all fronts. If your organization is not able to adapt on purpose and fully examine opportunities, your days are numbered. The team must shorten the amount of time it takes to address problems and implement solutions, and that starts with tools and process. We must share a common framework and language to create opportunity.


The solution to disruption is to be disruptive ourselves. Reinvention is a choice, and a necessary one in competitive environments. It’s like a baseball hitter who’s a star the first half of the season, but a dud in the second half – the opposing pitchers have exploited his weaknesses. Some people won’t like you for being a trailblazer or innovator, but they’re the ones trying to catch up. Know your purpose, live it, and connect it to other people.


Here are the six components that make it sustainable:


Are your expectations and promises clear?


Are you creating outcomes or reacting to circumstances?


Is your leadership team aligned with your direction and adapting to complexity?


Is your team acting on purpose and growing in leadership capacity?


Is your team designed for silos and turf battles, or to get the most out of people?


Practicing, getting traction, growing as leaders – as a unified team.

People Issues

Are you getting enough out of your people & are they working as a team?

Lack of Control

Do you own your business or does your business own you?

Not Enough Profit

Are you getting the rewards for the time & effort invested into the business?

No Growth

Have you hit a ceiling & wondering how to break through to grow?

Loss of Direction

Are your team focused on the vision of the company and how you will get there?

Nothing’s Working

What ever you try, nothing gets you traction.