Unleash the creative potential in your organization

If you think your enterprise needs to hire its way to creativity, think again. Established organizations have all the creative talent they need already in their ranks. You just need to activate this latent potential, making room for original thinkers to flourish. In Mike’s new book, Unlocking Creativity, you will learn the six organizational mindsets that block creativity—and strategies to overcome them.

As a seasoned professor, Michael Roberto masterfully creates classroom experiences that invite discovery, exploration and adoption of new insights. In Unlocking Creativity, Roberto offers engaging and compelling stories along with clear explanations of the practical implications of the latest research on creativity. This work is a must read for any leader interested in getting the most out of talented people throughout their organizations.
— Kristin Colber-Baker – Global Director of Leadership Development, Mars Inc.
Insightfully revealing our natural biases that limit innovation, Michael Roberto gives us clear actions to unlock the creative genius of those with whom we work. Unlocking Creativity leaves us with wonder and inquiry, encouraging us and giving us practical tools to cultivate the same within our own organizations. The learnings here are ones any reader will immediately want to apply.
— Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck
Each chapter of this readable and inspiring book shines a bright light on how to clear the path to creativity. I had a hard time deciding between continuing to the next chapter and running out to implement what I had learned.
— Anita McGahan, Professor of Strategic Management and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society at University of Toronto Rotman School of Management

Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer

“In his book Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer, Mike provides a unique and very enlightening look into the process of decision making... worthwhile reading for any manager or entrepreneur that strives to be the most effective leader they can be.”
— Jonathan Kraft, President - New England Patriots
“Too often leaders mistake silence for agreement. Roberto offers concrete advice on how to beat this trap. A must-read for leaders at all levels.”
— Kathleen Eisenhardt, Professor, Stanford University and Co-director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
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Dr. Roberto has skillfully managed to blend in-depth research with his straightforward and enjoyable style and, in doing so, painted a masterpiece that should be considered by any institution or individual looking to detect or solve problems. Presenting cases and their lessons from multiple venues, he offers wisdom readily applicable to any arena.
— Duane Deal, Brigadier General, United States Air Force (Retired
Solving problems is one thing; finding them early enough to do something about it is quite another. In this entertaining book full of insight and examples, Michael Roberto provides managers with hands-on recommendations on how to avoid falling into decision-making traps by getting a step ahead.
— Sydney Finkelstein, Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and author of Why Smart Executives Fail and Think Again