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Creative Problem Solving

December 14, 2016

As we begin to say goodbye to 2016 and begin to welcome 2017, we want to start your year with some tools to think about over the holidays.  Cynthia Rolfe is an amazing women and she shares some ideas below to race into 2017 and win big! Creative Problem Solving By Cynthia E Rolfe, Ph.D.…

Entrepreneurship in Government: Creating New Possibilities

December 6, 2016

What if we treated our government just like we do our new entrepreneurial venture?  As part of Ed’s series with Creative Oklahoma he and Chad Mullen make a strong case for looking at government differently.  I must say this is innovation at its best.  Please enjoy this article and feel free to reach out to…

Finding a Way to Yes – The Power of Creativity and Innovation

November 30, 2016

I had the opportunity to listen to an amazing individual last night.  Her name is Jill Castilla.  She discussed the challenges of growing up in a midwestern small town and the winding path that led to her current success.  Jill battled her way through her first two years of college before finally enlisting in the…

Is Your Organization Limited by “Good Enough”?

November 23, 2016

First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Creative Oklahoma.   Now here’s a question for you.  Have you had the same Thanksgiving routine for a number of years?   Just like families, well-established companies struggle with innovation every day.  It is so easy to get in a rut especially when things are running well.…

Collective Intelligence

November 15, 2016

I am proud to introduce Mr. Ed Long from Cross Sector Innovations.  He is an amazing leader and connector for Oklahoma.  Ed understands transformational leadership and what it takes to truly make a difference.  The article below is part of a continuing series on Creativity, Innovation and Connection.   Innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit are…

C.R.E.A.T.E. – Solving Your Problems A Different Way

November 9, 2016

I know that many of you stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to see who won and what today would look like with the announcement of a new president.  No matter what the result, many people were sad while others were relieved.  I am here to tell you that in the big…

Stovepipes and Silos

November 2, 2016

Stovepipes and Silos are the biggest limiting factor for economic and team growth.  We continually find companies and people “protecting their turf”.  It reminds me of the old miser that collects all of his money under his mattress continually protecting his assets and living a lonely, sad life.  Eventually, partnerships and friendships are developed and…

What is an Oklahoma Creative Community and why should you care?  

October 26, 2016

Creative Oklahoma defines an Oklahoma Creative Community as a group of engaged citizens, across all sectors and within a defined geographic region, that come together as a thought leader group with a commitment to a creative problem solving process whereby new ideas, that have value and did not exist before in the community,  will be…

Creative Oklahoma – My First 90 Days

October 20, 2016

It’s been an interesting first three months at Creative Oklahoma.  I’ve learned that many people think creativity is nice and cute, but doesn’t really belong in the business world. Not many people understand what Creative Oklahoma does and how much work lies ahead.  Many people have their concerns, but I am here to tell you…

Creative Oklahoma Announces New Director and Expanded Footprint: Entrepreneurial Focus Drives New Programs and New Board Members

October 3, 2016

Oklahoma City — Creative Oklahoma announced today the addition of Dave Evans as Executive Director. Evans is an executive in the compressed natural gas field and a former Air Force Commander and officer. Founding Director Susan McCalmont will continue as President of the Board.  “As Creative Oklahoma reached our ten-year mark as an organization, we…

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