Date: 8th August 2015 (Sat)
Venue: Stillorgan Park Hotel
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In recent years, the best thinking on leadership and organizational performance has shifted away from the idea of managing time to recognize the importance of managing energy. One of the pioneers of this shift, Professor James Clawson, of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, explains, “Leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you. He adds “Most managers want to know how to motivate others, when often the problem lies closer to home.”
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, authors of the New York Times best- seller The Power of Full Engagement, came to similar conclusions. They explain, “Leaders are stewards of organizational energy.” They emphasize:
- “Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance.”
- “Energy is the most important individual and organizational resource.”
- “Positive energy rituals—highly specific routines for managing energy—are the key to full engagement and sustained high performance.”
The sages of China came to these same conclusions five thousand years ago. Now we can apply this ancient wisdom to meeting the demand of our contemporary lives. Creative energy is our ultimate resource. Throughout history geniuses (Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, etc.) had an intuitive understanding of how to connect with this energy.
This program guides participants to generate and express creative energy using simple, elegant, evidence-based methods. These techniques, based on ancient wisdom and validated by contemporary science, are combined with an understanding of how to adopt a creative mindset and apply the most potent methods of the creative process. The result is a unique, energizing and transformational program.
“Creativity on Demand is a highly original mixture of inspiration and executive coaching that will help you claim the creativity that is your birthright. Michael J. Gelb has generated an outstanding wellspring for creative thinking and practical problem-solving – you’ll find yourself reading it again and again to discover success and satisfaction in everything you do. And you’ll be thrilled with the results!”
Marshall Goldsmith a Thinkers 50 Top Ten Global Business Thinker and top ranked executive coach.
"Are you hoping to make creativity a daily practice, but feel that what you're doing just isn't working? In his latest book, Michael Gelb shows us how to tap into a creative energy that's been recognized and cultivated for millennia. With examples drawn from a rich array of sources, both contemporary and ancient, this book might be the something different you've been looking for.”
Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive
“Michael Gelb embodies the creative principles of the internal martial arts at the highest level. He is an ideal role model for all who wish to balance body, heart, mind and spirit. In this invigorating book he provides inspiring, practical guidance for anyone who wants to experience more poise, energy and creative potency.”
Tony Buzan, creator of Mind Mapping
“In a field cluttered with misinformation, Michael Gelb is an authentic source of practical wisdom for those who seek to develop their creative powers.”
Murray Gell-Mann (Nobel Laureate, Physics)
“Creativity on Demand is the result of a lifetime devoted to facilitating creativity in people and organizations. Whether your own interest is in cultivating the creative potential of other people or connecting more deeply with your personal talents and possibilities, it offers not only the inspiration, but also the practical guidance to help you make it happen.”
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. from the Foreword
“Michael Gelb is a man of infinite energy, bursting creativity and huge enthusiasm for life. He is a model, in short, of everything he celebrates and teaches.”
Tony Schwartz author of The Power of Full Engagement
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse, international clientele.
Michael Gelb is the author of 12 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. (1998) How to Think Like Leonardo has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on the Washington Post, Amazon.com, and the New York Times best seller lists.
In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison. As Professor Vijay Govindarajan, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators noted, “This book is a must have for anyone who wants to turn creative ideas into profitable reality.”
In 1999, Michael Gelb won the Brain Trust Charity’s “Brain of the Year” award; other honorees include Prof. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Garry Kasparov and Gene Rodenberry. In 2003, Michael was awarded a Batten Fellowship by the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at Darden with Professor James Clawson. From 2008 to 2012, Michael Gelb also served as the Director of Creativity and Innovation Leadership for the Conscious Capitalism Institute.