Category Archives: cracklings

For Managers: 10 things NOT to say in the new millennium workplace

Are you or your managers looking for ways to engage people in the workplace?  Do you want more creativity on the job day-to-day, are you seeking fresh ideas and new decisions? Businessweek ran a post that might interest you called … Continue reading

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Buy, Use, Toss? | Free Science Social Studies Curriculum | Facing the Future |

Even if you are not an educator, take a look at the free curriculum to spark your creativity – to get new ideas and make new decisions you can use to help shape an innovate to support a sustainable future. … Continue reading

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Is consistency related to creativity? and other thought starters

First the warm up Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. (Oscar Wilde) One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. (A.A. Milne) Never let your sense of morals prevent you from … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street? September 17th? Social Unrest Solutions 1 + 2

Social Unrest Solution 1 Plans for occupying financial districts in New York, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and San Francisco on Sept 17, 2011 were announced in Adbusters this morning.  People are being asked to bring tents and simple kitchens and … Continue reading

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Does it matter what the rules are? They’ll change.

“The Canadian Government does not wish to be held accountable”, said CBC Radio One’s The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti, moderator of Access Denied panel at Toronto’s Now Lounge on Church, May 10, 2011.  She was joined by expert panelists Ottawa … Continue reading

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Refund denied. Helpful Hints for Dealing with Holacracy One.

Just back from a disappointing one week Holacracy One (HO) certification program that promises participants will • Explore the leading-edge of human organization • Learn new “sense and respond” habits and practices • Learn how to “facilitate beyond ego” • … Continue reading

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Electronics and creativity – opportunities for new decisions

Annie Leonard has done it again.  Following her films The Story of Stuff, of Cosmetics, of Bottled Water, of Cap and Trade is her new contribution to understanding how things work, The Story of Electronics. Worth the view.  Might inspire … Continue reading

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Food rant, it’s a quality-brand-innovation thing.

I received a Kraft Thinsations® sample this morning on the subway.  100 calories!! The ingredients: enriched white flour, sugar, soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed oil, fudge coating (sugar, palm kernel and palm oils, modified milk ingredients, cocoa, soya lecithin, flavour), … Continue reading

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Moving forward by saying goodbye. REM’s anthem.

While beginnings are often inspiring, fresh, full of possibility and potential, endings can be sad. Emotional investments for  comfort are cashed in, replaced with anxiety of the new. Creativity Professionals owe it to their clients to help build confidence in … Continue reading

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Brains, dopamine and gadgets: are faciliation and leadership practices changing?

Great insight into what’s happening to our wired techno-addicted brains from NPR’s program, Fresh Air, describing findings from New York Times technology and telecommunications reporter Matt Richtel. The findings triggered my thinking: is the dopamine squirt that accompanies the immediate … Continue reading

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