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putting your values to work


"Creativity and innovation are essential for success in business today and William offers excellent tools for helping businesses everywhere."

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School, Author of World Class

"Flash of Brilliance is an important treatise on integrating the highest spiritual and creative values with the fostering of innovation in business. As executives take to heart the author’s message, we should see positive turnarounds in the way organizations are run."


Sidney J. Parnes, Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies, Buffalo State College, and Lifetime Trustee, Creative Education Foundation

"William shows how people throughout the organization can help transform their work environment into a place characterized by innovation, speed and courage."

Robert B. Shapiro, former Chairman, Monsanto Corporation (from the foreword to Flash of Brilliance)




William C. Miller is an internationally recognized expert on values-centered creativity and innovation. Prior to founding the Global Creativity Corporation in 1987, he was head of Innovation Management at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute). Each year from 2003-2007, Leadership Excellence has named William as one of the top 30 thought leaders on leadership worldwide. His unique insights into "whole person" innovation provide clients with exciting new ways to foster the leadership and culture required for values-centered innovation.


IEEE-USA, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, has published a special e-book edition of William Miller's latest book: The Innovation Process - Energizing values-centered innovation from start to finish. To read an interview with William conducted by Georgie Stelluto, IEEE-USA Publishing Manager, click here.


Two of William’s four books – Flash of Brilliance and The Creative Edge – were rated among the top 30 business books of the year in the USA by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. His audio program Creativity: The Eight Masters Keys was the first audio-tape training program ever endorsed by Fortune magazine. In 2003 Sounds True Inc. released his audio program, The Art of Spiritual Leadership in Business.


William has been a Guest Faculty member at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in India. He has consulted and delivered keynotes in a variety of countries such as: India, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, England, France, Holland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Canada, Malaysia, Finland, Philippines and the USA.


Including his experience as head of Innovation Management at SRI International, William has consulted with over 100 corporations worldwide, such as:


AT&T, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Ciba Geigy, Compaq, Disney Institute, Dow Elanco, DuPont, Eli Lilly, Exxon Chemical, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kraft Foods, Levi Strauss, Marion Merrell Dow, Monsanto, Motorola, Nike, Northern Telecom, Philips Electronics, Pillsbury, Pizza Hut, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Shell Canada, Silicon Graphics, Taco Bell, and 3M.  


William has published over two dozen articles on innovation, has been quoted in numerous media, including Fortune Magazine and the US News & World Report, and interviewed on PBS radio and on CNN-TV.


William has also contributed chapters to edited books, such as:

  • Miller, William C., "Spirituality as the Basis for Responsible Leaders and Responsible Companies," together with Peter Pruzan, in Responsible Leadership, ed. Thomas Maak and Nicola M. Pless, Routledge Publishers, London, 2005 (www.routledge.com).

  • Miller, William C., “Spiritually-Based Leadership” in Spirituality and Ethics in Management, ed. B. Z. Laszlo, Kuwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2004

  • Miller, William C., "The Corporate High Road: The Power of Spirit" in Leadership and Power: Ethical Explorations, ed. by S. K. Chakraborty, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2002

  • Miller, William C., "How Do We Put Our Spiritual Values to Work?" in New Traditions in Leadership, ed. by John Renesch, New Leaders Press, USA, 1990

In addition to his focus on values-centered knowledge-creation, innovation and cultural transformation, William is the co-founder, along with his wife Debra Miller of the Global Dharma Center (www.globaldharma.org), a non-profit corporation through which they provide keynotes and publications on how to lead and work from a spiritual basis.


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