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Storm on Meteorological Moods
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Leaders are always on the lookout for ways to enhance their ability to influence others. Typically an exercise in introspection, leaders are smart to consider
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kimmy-schmidt-on-the-ten-ways-to-foster-a-culture-of-flowBrainstorming
Kimmy Schmidt on the Ten Ways to Foster a Culture of Flow
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Do you have any of those annoying colleagues who dare to be consistent beacons of optimism? Whether it is a pre-coffee Monday morning or a post-lunch Friday
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Three Ways John Cleese Recommends We Foster Creativity
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Regardless of your industry, one of a leader’s primary responsibilities is to promote and foster creativity within the team. This may seem obvious for
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The Four Ways Chris Farley Can Make You More Creative
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For those of us comedy nerds, the new biopic, I Am Chris Farley, was something special. There wasn’t necessarily anything I did not already know, but it
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Mindlessness Over Mindfulness with Inspector Clouseau
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In keeping with the current organizational fads, I just read my ump-teenth book on the importance of mindfulness. Once again, I’m told that we should be
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kevin-smith-and-andy-mcelfresh-on-vampires-creativity-and-path-dependency-2Brainstorming
Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh on Vampires, Creativity and Path Dependency
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Have you ever considered why vampires only go outside at night? Ever since this question was posed on the podcast Edumacation (hosted by Kevin Smith and
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Mick Jagger on Combinatorial Creativity
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Where do great ideas originate? You might say, “in the shower”, but what I’m really asking is how you come up with your ideas? Maybe Mick Jagger knows.
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say-no-to-yes-men-and-yes-to-cognitive-diversity-2Authenticity
Say “No” to Yes-Men and “Yes” to Cognitive Diversity
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When I began my first leadership role, I made a novice mistake – I surrounded myself with people who agreed with me. Whether it was my fragile ego or my
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Wayne’s World on Moral Interrogative Self-Talk
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Yesterday I posted a piece on the effectiveness of asking yourself questions to improve your inner-motivational monologue – using “Can you do this?
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mythbusters-on-workplace-fact-finding-2Assessment
Mythbusters on Workplace Fact Finding
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We are all tired of hearing co-workers say, “that’s how we’ve always done it,” but how many of us adhere to this idea even though we reject saying the phrase?
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