Compensating Behavior: A Leader’s Guide to Finding Problems You Don’t Know You Have

None of your problem-solving skills as a leader will work when the problem you’re facing is a problem you don’t even know you have. Before you can solve problems, of course, you have to identify them. Below I share a simple but highly effective way to do that. And the best way to explain it is [read more]

What you can learn about creative problem solving from an old air conditioner

Before I became an author, I spent 13 of my 22 years in the corporate world working in consumer research. So I got to attend a fair number of consumer research conferences. One of my favorite parts of those conferences was getting to hear about interesting research challenges and what the researcher did to overcome [read more]

Lessons from behind the scenes at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration

<Play podcast> My interview with consultant and author Victor Prince. . . PAUL: Every four years since 1801, Washington D.C. has had the privilege of hosting a presidential inauguration. And it’s more than just a big celebration for those on the winning side of an election. It’s a peaceful transition of power from one commander [read more]

Episode 7: How Saatchi & Saatchi-X founder learns from the most unlikely places

When retailer marketing entrepreneur, Andy Murray, wanted to improve his company’s speed and efficiency, he turned to the most unlikely of places: his son’s pediatrician. Listen to his powerful yet unexpected lesson that helped grow his company into one of the largest and most creative retail marketing agencies in the world.