Tag Archives: human spirit

Stuck on solving a problem? Magnify enthusiam.

Sometimes what always works doesn’t work anymore.  Know what I mean? You go about your day-to-day activities quite successfully, then boom, nothing. Nada. Even the most simple of solutions elude you.  What to do?  There’s help! Instead of asking: What’s … Continue reading

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Being right, being wrong. Does it affect creativity?

Recent excerpts a Slate’s The Wrong Stuff interview with Harville Hendrix on the state of “being right” led me to consider ways in which emotions may affect people’s consideration of new idea and making new decisions.  The bolding and italics … Continue reading

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Creative and Philanthropic Team Building Activities: Ones that Give Back

Wondering what you might do for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in 2011 and beyond? Here’s a great idea from Team Builders Plus. Philanthropic Team Building…Give & Get Even More Back in Return by Andy Kraus … Continue reading

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Passion to Create, Permission not Required – Yet

Would you make a 30-day road trip to write the world’s biggest message?  If you did, what would your message be? Or another question – to what extent are you open to persevere with a new idea to see it … Continue reading

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Go with the flow – does it mean the same to everyone?

It’s common for Creativity Professionals to encourage clients to go with the flow to allow for new ideas and new decisions to emerge that will help create exciting new futures. And then I thought: What flow are you asking them … Continue reading

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What’s in your future?

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once wrote that nothing is certain except change. In the last two decades we have been forced to acknowledge this ancient truth, for many of our time- honoured and reliable religious, economic and social structures and … Continue reading

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Cave drawings engage people in meetings – visual thinking

Want more creative thinking at your meetings?  Go tribal. Yes, not only are we moving towards using music to enliven meetings to create new ideas and new decisions, we are also returning to the wisdom our ancestors to use pictures … Continue reading

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Want children to be creative? Encourage their gifts while young.

This Brazilian toddler is 18 months old. Isn’t it great the parents are rejoicing in its talents? I’m not sure there are genes for samba… Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone’s natural gifts were identifiable and valuable? I’ve heard too … Continue reading

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Insights into Your Creativity – Life in a Day

There’s a great opportunity to take part in a global creativity event and plant idea seeds for your World Creativity and Innovation Week celebrations April 15 – 21, happening in nine months. How serendipitous that this door is opening now, … Continue reading

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Challenging assumptions: Getting beyond-the-usual ideas

Need some fresh thinking? Distractions can prevent new ideas from bubbling to the surface.  Pressures from taking care of business, or the kids, second-guessing what others would think or how to influence important people to say yes impacts people’s willingness … Continue reading

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