Adam Kingl

Jun 1, 2023

Sparking Success

Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset

Kogan Page Publishers 2023

Today I talked to Adam Kingl about his new book Sparking Success: Why Every Leader Needs to Develop a Creative Mindset (Kogan Page, 2023).

Most or, indeed, basically all of us start out being highly creative kids filled with wonderment, only to often have that spark “knocked out” of us by the straight jacket of the status quo. This guest aims to change that scenario by drawing on his theater and general, artistic background. The bulk of this episode explores a variety of exercises to stimulate innovation and empathy. For instance, why not host a failure party to generate learnings as well as recognition that, of course, not every new initiative will succeed? Likewise, how about imagining if, say, a Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollack was in charge of product development or next your ad campaign; what might it look like then? From the marketplace to the workplace, Kingl takes us on a journey to . . . what might be, if we only dare.

Adam Kingl is a speaker, educator, advisor and author who is an expert on leadership, creativity, innovation and adaptability. He’s an adjunct faculty member at the UCL School of Management and at Hult International Business School. He’s also an instructor at the University of Cambridge, and at institutions of higher learning in Sweden and Ireland.

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of ten books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. ( His latest two books are Blah Blah Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo and Emotionomics 2.0: The Emotional Dynamics Underlying Key Business Goals.

Listen to more episodes on:

Your Host

Dan Hill

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. To check out his related “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” blog, visit this site.

Learn More

Also Hosted By Dan Hill