Fredrik Haren’s Top 10 Quotes From the GLS

Published June 29, 2021

Returning to The Global Leadership Summit stage in 2021 via our brand-new Leadership Shorts segment, Fredrik Haren will deliver the creative inspiration he is best known for, and we’re so excited to have him back!

Fredrik is a business creativity expert and author of ten books, including The Idea Book, which has been credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” As a global speaker invited to speak to leaders in more than 70 countries on the importance of business creativity, change and global mindset, he has been one of only 13 people to receive “The International Ambassadors Award” by the Global Speakers Federation.

Over his 20-year professional career, Haren has inspired millions of people to become more creative and look at the world in a new way. With a personal life theme centered around “Humanity to the Power of Ideas,” he believes in the potential of humanity and the infinite power of human creativity. 

Get a taste of Fredrik’s insight and inspiration with his top 10 quotes from the GLS:
  1. “Is creativity important in your job? Even accountants say yes!”
  2. “We aren’t supposed to laugh at someone when they present an idea. Listen first to know why they think it’s a good idea.”
  3. “Experience is a costly and valuable treasure, but like all valuable treasures, it can also stop people from thinking clearly.”
  4. “We are never closer to God than when we are being creative.”
  5. “Do you think your company is doing enough to develop the creativity of its employees?”
  6. “What is the most creative thing you could do as a leader?”
  7. “The challenge is not the rapidity of change, but the human dislike of change.”
  8. “Leaders who encourage creativity, encourage growth.”
  9. “The right amount of questioning is useful as it ensures that we do things in the right way for the right reason.”
  10. “Idea minus perception equals your ability to see that the world has changed.”
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