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Flash of brilliance : inspiring creativity where you work
Miller, William C. (William Cox), 1948-
Publication Information:
Reading, Mass. : Perseus, 1998.

Physical Description:
xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Reading Level:
1220 Lexile.
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HD53 .M556 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In Flash of Brilliance, William Miller takes you on a creative journey--an adventure of discovery designed to unleash the creative spirit in yourself, your teams, and your organization. Blending research, case examples, and a highly original set of models and exercises, Miller brings your creative process alive so that it fosters personal fulfillment as it focuses creative inspiration. Flash of Brilliance offers specific techniques for recognizing your own Innovation Styles, overcoming obstacles to creativity, and stimulating people to make their most unique contributions to new products, quality processes, business strategies, and even organizational design. Miller convincingly demonstrates how your executives, team leaders, and key contributors can build a culture of "strategic innovation management" where the best ideas rise to the top and you make proactive decisions even in unpredictable business environments.Innovation requires more than great minds, rapid learning, and new ideas. It requires your heart and soul, personal investment and courage. In this light, Miller takes you beyond the knowledge-based learning organization, beyond normal team building, and even beyond the "creative edge" of long-standing innovative companies. Flash of Brilliance gives you practical ways to develop the profoundly more authentic and caring relationships that are essential for knowledge-creation, breakthrough creativity, and rapid implementation of great ideas.At its core, Flash of Brilliance is about achieving growth--both personal and professional--by providing everyone with the opportunity to integrate their deepest personal purposes, values, and spirit into a unified business effort. Miller even constructs the elusive bridge that links spirituality with creative business success. Ultimately, Flash of Brilliance is certain to inspire and energize you and your colleagues as you seek greater effectiveness in putting your personal values and creativity to work.

Author Notes

William C. Miller is President of Global Creativity Corporation in Austin, Texas. Formerly a senior consultant at SRI International, he has taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and is the author of The Creative Edge.

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Library Journal Review

As organizations face more volatility in the changing global economy, books on creativity in the workplace tend to dominate business sections in most bookstores. Miller offers illustrative models on creative and innovative practices. Since his last book, Quantum Quality (Amacom, 1993), Miller has expanded his views and observations about creativity. Here, the focus is on the spiritual aspect: "only when we venture deep within our spiritual selves, even beyond our religious beliefs, do we access the core of our creativity." Miller's approaches to creative thinking include "visioning" the ideal solution, "modifying" what you have done, "experimenting" to form new solutions, and "exploring" where to look for new ideas. Although he can be verbose at times, the book may still appeal. Jordan Ayan's Aha!: 10 Ways To Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas (LJ 4/1/97) covers the same ground. A marginal purchase for business collections.‘Bellinda Wise, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.