Archive: Success and risk-taking
While innovation needs the public push/pull of ideas, creativity lives in many places. Successful leadership requires knowing where you are most likely to tap your own creativity.
By Hile Rutledge | October 12, 2010; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
I agree that we piggyback on others' ideas to create great innovations. But how often does a committee come up with an idea so innovative that it changes the world?
By Garrison Wynn | October 11, 2010; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (4)
Even after one person's 'a-ha! moment,' success often comes when an array of people 'bump into each other' and think of new solutions. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial's education center will be unlike anything that has ever been done.
By Jan Scruggs | October 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (6)
I told the trustees 'You're right, we should not spend $10 million on a gym for five women to play basketball. Instead, let's spend $20 million on a destination venue for amateur athletics.' The bigger concept proved more compelling.
By Patricia McGuire | October 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)