Creativity and Innovation Are Critical for Sales and Leadership

Stop whining about the economy!  It’s no excuse!  (I’m talking to myself here, not you–unless, of course, it applies!)
We have an opportunity to truly step up and lead and be creative with how we grow our businesses and lead our organizations now more than ever.  I was reminded of this by a fabulous piece of internet fluff that was floating around and shows some brilliant creativity around sales, design, and advertising, which I also see having tremendous implications for leaderships.  Check out the images below, and think about where in your role as a leader (whether of your career or team or business) you can inspire creativity.  What can you innovate to provoke thinking or intrigue?  Let those creative juices flow!  Meeting client needs and finding creative ways to be of service will impact your sales, too!
1.  Advertising billboard for a Bic razor…now THAT’S thinking outside the box! Where can you utilize resources beyond the borders of how you normally think of what’s available to use?
2. Is it art or seating? A statue or furniture?  Form or function? YES!  Check out the sculpture-turns-to-seating pictures below. Now that’s what I call leveraged design!
3.  Square watermelons? Genius!  A round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator and sits awkwardly on the shelves. Smart  farmers forced their watermelons to grow into a square shape by inserting them into square, tempered glass cases while the fruit is still growing on the vine.

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