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Is innovation linked to the inner creativity of employees, to certain behaviors, to a special framework of idea pollination within the company or to a thoughtful design of work conditions?

After a century of creativity and innovation research, probing and testing, here is the complete solution.

Integral Innovation relies on the most valid and thorough human development approach, Ken Wilber’s AQAL ‘operating system’.

This is the book explaining what is Integral Innovation and how to lead it. The single one out of the 24,000 books on creativity and innovation on Amazon.

Hi. I’m George Bragadireanu and for the last 10 years I’ve been studying, teaching and coaching on business innovation.

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Who influenced the writting of The Leadership Spark?

What if we took literally everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential – about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth – and use all of the world’s great traditions to create an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them.

Ken Wilber
Philosopher

We've all learned how to go on Sunday night to email and work from home. But very few of us have learned how to go to the movies on Monday afternoon. And if we're looking for wisdom, we need to learn to do that as well.

Ricardo Semler
Chairman of Semco Group

For most of us, creative motivation requires a crisis—either externally, like a threat to our physical survival, or an internal crisis of intense suffering. Somewhere along the line I also recognized that spiritual growth is “inner” creativity, as contrasted to creativity in the arts and the sciences, which is “outer” creativity.

Amit Goswami
Theoretical nuclear physicist and mystic.

A practical tip: explore the assumptions with your team, not on your own. And as a first step, start by uncovering the unspoken assumptions behind the traditional hierarchical organizational (Amber/Orange) model: workers are lazy and untrustworthy; senior people have all the answers; employees can’t handle difficult news; and so forth.

Frederic Laloux
Author, Reinventing Organizations

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Here it is: an integral platform for creatively generating innovative results.

  • What's Different about The Leadership Spark?

    It encompasses all the major theories and paradigms regarding business innovation.

  • Why bother reading The Leadership Spark?

    It gives you the theory, examples, a ready available platform of business innovation and lots of free ideas to be implemented in your company.

  • For whom it is written?

    For entrepreneurs seeking to stay ahead of the market, for innovation managers in companies, integral scholars and others interested in creativity, innovation and integral applications.

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Today, we are facing a convergence of many systems for organising work, leadership, production and consumption, from instinctual-based to holacratic ones. And still, creativity has to do with conditions which are perennial.

A simple red cardboard box, sealed with a red alarm graphic that reads ‘‘pull in case of idea’ – this box is really the character box from the well-known saying ‘think outside the box’. The box is built to contain everything someone needs to hatch an idea – or, to be more precise, an idea that can be readily launched and tested through a website.

Nature is creative. Nature is polarity. Life emerges from polarity. Humans are nature’s creative creations. Humans make life spark through polarity. Creativity is the same, as it is an act of humans.

Watch a seed grow. The seed dies and a new small sprout rises above the soil. There is a polarity here: Death and life. Man’s life is the same. Birth and death. Rises and falls. Black nights of the soul and transcendence, illumination. Setting aside ego and ‘absolute’ views on life, letting them die and rising to a new absolute light.

Here are some ‘applications’ (natural ones) of the integral theory of creativity and innovation: Ants’ life and improvisational theatre. Both are also examples of complex systems in the sense of the theory of complexity, characterised by simple components (agents) and non-linear interactions among them (the whole is more than the addition of the agents), no central control and emergent behaviours (especially evolution and learning).

Purposeful imagination, that is, creativity, has to do with several stages or steps as I have empirically detected by studying improvisation, the life of ants, human evolution, how nature works and how the greatest creative minds work. The six stages below are all essential to creativity and mimic nature’s way of sparking creativity (life).

A group of 6 to 12 participants will do. When choosing them, think of their attitude, motivation, mindset, lifestyle, and mix them together so that they will form a team of creative people. Look over Chapter 2 where I describe creative mindsets and behaviours. Mix the participants so that they cover any possible criteria of mixing (gender, religion, age, expertise, etc.).

From an integral point of view, any business should be viewed as a mix of individuals (UL Quadrant), culture (LL Quadrant), individual deeds and results (UR Quadrant) and systems, procedures and rules (LR Quadrant).

Here you will have many resources and ideas which will help your business have a culture that is well ‘watered’ with the ‘We are creative’ belief (LL Quadrant). Therefore, the implementation of these ideas will produce long-lasting results for your company’s bene t, in the form of a continuous stream of adaptive or disruptive innovative ideas which come from the employees.

The tips below will help you get to your deeper sense of creativity, unleash it from within and use it for your bene t and that of others. They are meant to be practices, tasks to be done daily at least until they start to generate the right effects on your mindset, abilities and behaviour. Also, I grouped them depending on their main target ‘muscle’ to be trained: UL muscle, UR muscle, LL muscle, LR muscle or a combination.

George Bragadireanu

George Bragadireanu is internationally certified as Executive Performance and Transpersonal Coach by Sir. John Whitmore. He also holds a certification as Integral Professional Coach by Integral Coaching Canada and as an Associate Certified Coach by I.C.F. Following a thorough preparation he is now also a NLPt Master Practitioner Coach certified by EUCF and EANLPT.

George is challenging international executives, innovation officers and senior managers in their pursuit of finding innovative solutions to their dilemmas.

A former senior banker for 15 years, theatrical improviser, dancer, and vegan ultra-marathon trail runner, George is also father of 2 and a happy husband to his now 20 years partner in life, Anca.

A Quick Peak Into The Four Parts of The Leadership Spark!

Today, we are facing a convergence of many systems for organizing work, leadership, production, and consumption, from instinctual-based to holacratic ones. And still, creativity has to do with conditions which are perennial.
  • PART I:

    INTRODUCTION

    'You are an organic unity. You were seeded one day, as any other tree, in your mother’s uterus and start to compile your circumference. First was the centre, the initial dot, the seed and then the circumference, but now you live on this circumference, on this circle and have forgotten about your initial seed, believing the circumference is what life is. The space covered by this circumference is your comfort zone. You are not creative as you walk around it. You are being creative only when you pass outside of it, beyond it, as if it were a fence and you are trespassing by going past the fence. The tools for traveling are your senses. The more you travel outside of your comfort zone, the more it becomes larger and larger, and the map becomes the real territory.'

  • PART II:

    THEORY

    'As we have discussed previously, there are certain key aspects related to creativity and business innovation. Let’s call them ‘the seeds of creativity and innovation.
    SEED #1: Focus-question, the business problem to be solved – there is no creativity outside a focus, a problem to be solved. Outside focus, there is imagination (i.e. creativity with no subject). When problems are solved and the focus dissolved, the solutions are called innovations. The greater the focus-question, the greater the polarity between real life and what might be. And also, here lies the polarity between focus and wandering: creativity is sparked when long hours of focus and concentration are followed by relaxation.'

  • PART III:

    PRACTICE AND APPLICATION

    'Here are some ‘applications’ (natural ones) of the integral theory of creativity and innovation: Ants’ life and improvisational theatre. Both are also examples of complex systems in the sense of the theory of complexity, characterised by simple components (agents) and non-linear interactions among them (the whole is more than the addition of the agents), no central control and emergent behaviours (especially evolution and learning). Creativity is such a similar process. We just have to understand it in this way and then we will be able to harness it.

    Ants’ Eusocial (Holacratic) Life And Evolution

    Ants are invertebrates that can carry four times their weight and have six legs consisting of three segments, and most species of ants can walk on vertical surfaces or ‘upside-down’. A colony consists of ...'

  • PART IV:

    TIPS

    'Here you will have many resources and ideas which will help your business have a culture that is well ‘watered’ with the ‘We are creative’ belief (LL Quadrant). Therefore, the implementation of these ideas will produce long-lasting results for your company’s benefit, in the form of a continuous stream of adaptive or disruptive innovative ideas which come from the employees.

    These 30+1 tips complement the 20 tips for personal creativity (next chapter) which work on a more individual level. All the practices and solutions for increasing the spirit of innovation listed below are clearly LR approaches. Apart from this, each of them aims at other certain quadrants of creativity, as noted.

    1. Find the real value proposition of your company. Of course, you already have some ‘mission and vision’ or ‘values’ statements hanging on the walls. But what is the real thing you are offering to your employees and clients? Ask the 70% most disengaged employees ...'

PART I:

INTRODUCTION

'You are an organic unity. You were seeded one day, as any other tree, in your mother’s uterus and start to compile your circumference. First was the centre, the initial dot, the seed and then the circumference, but now you live on this circumference, on this circle and have forgotten about your initial seed, believing the circumference is what life is. The space covered by this circumference is your comfort zone. You are not creative as you walk around it. You are being creative only when you pass outside of it, beyond it, as if it were a fence and you are trespassing by going past the fence. The tools for traveling are your senses. The more you travel outside of your comfort zone, the more it becomes larger and larger, and the map becomes the real territory.'

PART II:

THEORY

'As we have discussed previously, there are certain key aspects related to creativity and business innovation. Let’s call them ‘the seeds of creativity and innovation.
SEED #1: Focus-question, the business problem to be solved – there is no creativity outside a focus, a problem to be solved. Outside focus, there is imagination (i.e. creativity with no subject). When problems are solved and the focus dissolved, the solutions are called innovations. The greater the focus-question, the greater the polarity between real life and what might be. And also, here lies the polarity between focus and wandering: creativity is sparked when long hours of focus and concentration are followed by relaxation.'

PART III:

PRACTICE AND APPLICATION

'Here are some ‘applications’ (natural ones) of the integral theory of creativity and innovation: Ants’ life and improvisational theatre. Both are also examples of complex systems in the sense of the theory of complexity, characterised by simple components (agents) and non-linear interactions among them (the whole is more than the addition of the agents), no central control and emergent behaviours (especially evolution and learning). Creativity is such a similar process. We just have to understand it in this way and then we will be able to harness it.

Ants’ Eusocial (Holacratic) Life And Evolution

Ants are invertebrates that can carry four times their weight and have six legs consisting of three segments, and most species of ants can walk on vertical surfaces or ‘upside-down’. A colony consists of ...'

PART IV:

TIPS

'Here you will have many resources and ideas which will help your business have a culture that is well ‘watered’ with the ‘We are creative’ belief (LL Quadrant). Therefore, the implementation of these ideas will produce long-lasting results for your company’s benefit, in the form of a continuous stream of adaptive or disruptive innovative ideas which come from the employees.

These 30+1 tips complement the 20 tips for personal creativity (next chapter) which work on a more individual level. All the practices and solutions for increasing the spirit of innovation listed below are clearly LR approaches. Apart from this, each of them aims at other certain quadrants of creativity, as noted.

1. Find the real value proposition of your company. Of course, you already have some ‘mission and vision’ or ‘values’ statements hanging on the walls. But what is the real thing you are offering to your employees and clients? Ask the 70% most disengaged employees ...'

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