Innovation is not born from fancy slogans, being artistic, or taking risks all the time. It’s born out of people. People who dare to ask questions, try something different, are curious about the difference, and courageously face changes. Everyone is creative. But only a company that fully believes in that, fosters an inclusive, safe environment, and allows diverse voices to exist will be able to unlock his or her company’s creative potential.
So where do you start to rethink creativity? Two places: Invest in your team members as a leader and invest in yourself as an innovator. Monica H. Kang, the creativity workplace expert and Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox®, shares that the commonalities are your mindset and intention. How determined are you to live your best creative life? How much do you really want to unlock your team’s best talent potential? The possibilities are limitless if you choose to invest in it.
To reflect on the immense changes in the world since the original publication of Rethink Creativity™, Kang shares more stories, strategies, and thought-provoking questions in this revised second edition that you could use to change your routine and how you lead your team.
Monica H. Kang is the Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox® and the Author of Rethink Creativity and Have You Seen My Friends?. An internationally recognized expert in workplace creativity, she facilitates culture transformation, leadership development, and team building in a way that is fun, actionable, and relatable. Monica works with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Her work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.Learn More
Kang takes us on a journey to rediscover an important aspect of each of us becoming the best version of ourselves - and that aspect is our creative side.
—Scott A. Vowels, Supplier Diversity, Apple
Rethink Creativity(TM) is essential reading for anyone looking to reboot their creative engines.
—Daron K. Roberts, J.D., Former NFL Coach, Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, The University of Texas
Kang gives us new tips until we arrive at the same destination: the spark of creativity, freedom from fears, assumptions, and societal expectations, and the courage to be human-being and not human-doing be a better team player and a better leader.
—Dr. Khuloud Odeh, Former CIO of the Urban Institute