E56: The Principles of Creative Thinking with Michael Gelb
“The world’s become so complex that you have to think creatively. You have to learn how to cultivate your intuition. You have to understand intuition.”
My guest today is Michael Gelb, the best-selling author of the acclaimed book, “How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci” and expert on how to think more creatively. Michael speaks about creativity, connection, healing, and intuition and how it can make you a better leader. I’m thrilled that I got to have this conversation with him.
Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, and innovative leadership. He’s the author of 17 books, including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day.
In this episode:
- Michael’s personal quest for wholeness as a catalyst to creativity
- The principles of creative thinking
- Opening the door to your intuition and trusting your gut
- How to suspend judgment
- What leaders can do to foster deeper connections in their organizations
- And more!
Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.
Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode
“I had two criteria for what I would do. And those two criteria were that first, it had to be something that I would love, that would be creative, and allow me to quest for wholeness. So another word for questing for wholeness is healing.”
“One of the principles of being creative and creative leadership is following something that may seem quite impossible.”
“If you want to be really creative, Start with a question.”
“The world’s become so complex, that you have to think creatively. You have to learn how to cultivate your intuition. You have to understand intuition.”
“In many parts of the world, people understand that you have to connect with the other humans first. And there’s a lot of time and energy spent in building our relationship before we even discuss business.”
Michael Gelb is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 COACHES, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Humanistic Management, and a member of the Leading People & Organizations advisory board at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He is the author of 17 books including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. His most recent book is Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear & Supercharge Your Career. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages with more than one million copies sold.
Read How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day and other books by Michael Gelb here.
Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Michael Gelb
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