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4 Ways to Build a More Creative Leadership Team

Cooperation is the strategic solution

Successfully growing your business requires that your leadership team be nimble enough to foresee future changes in your market, and smart enough to overcome challenges your business faces in the present. In both cases, having an executive team with a high creativity quotient will enable your organization to be better prepared to deal with these issues. Here are 4 techniques you can use to create and foster a more creative leadership team.

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How to Unlock Positive Change Throughout Your Entire Organization

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When Kevin Thompson, Director, North America Marketing - IBM Commerce, Mobile and Social, proposed a corporate Peace Corps at the firm, he was nearly laughed out of the room. The idea of Big Blue giving free consulting services to nonprofits in low-income communities in distant countries seemed so countercultural. Yet now, the Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is beloved within IBM and broadly emulated elsewhere.

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2015 Best & Worst States for Business

Best and Worst USA map

Texas and Florida hold their ground in the top two positions, while North Carolina moves up one spot to edge out Tennessee. Georgia rounds out the top 5.

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GE CEO Jeff Immelt on the Future of GE-and of American Manufacturing

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Not long ago, materials were cheap and labor was expensive. Today, the reverse is true, which is why it makes sense to re-shore production in many sectors. But more importantly, the product is increasingly part of the process, driving more companies to embed their know-how and innovativeness with the product itself, says GE CEO Jeff Immelt. That and the prospect of cheaper energy due to the fracking revolution will boost manufacturing in America.

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