Steve McKee

Steve McKee is the president of McKee Wallwork + Co., an advertising agency that specializes in working with stalled, stuck and stale brands that was recognized by Advertising Age as 2015 Southwest Small Agency of the Year. He’s the author of "When Growth Stalls" and "Power Branding."

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Strategy
Strategy

Seeking innovation in frustration is an evergreen method of creating change. And there’s one other benefit: It keeps you from feeling sorry for yourself.

Swimming
Swimming

When you swim you have nothing to do but think, which these days is a rare indulgence.

Tears
Tears

The road from haughtiness to humility can’t be trodden without tears.

Strategy
Strategy

Creativity is often simply the combination of two previously unrelated ideas, so it can indeed be enlightening to ask, “How could we apply the Uber model to our industry?”

Fight
Fight

The next time you’re dealing with a stalemate, step back from the argument and revisit the premises on which it is based.

Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola

Changing for change’s sake is often ill-advised, not to mention expensive.

Momentum
Momentum

People want to be a part of something when it’s moving forward. You can’t kick-start a car, or a company, without momentum. So get moving.

Creativity
Creativity

Given the relationship between creativity and results, why don’t more companies work to better foster it?

Creative destruction
Creative destruction

Just as there’s no stopping a tidal wave, creative destruction is a fact of life; our only choices are to ride it or be swamped.

Blind to the answers
Blind to the answers

If your team isn’t regularly wrestling with differences of opinion, there’s a good chance you’ve got groupthink going on. If nobody’s speaking up, somebody probably needs to.