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Category Archives: Creativity
(Issue #597) Whackin’ Your Thinkin’
We let go of cherished ideas and begin to seek new waysof thinking, listening, collaborating, and doing. ~~~~~ Ever feel hemmed in by your own thinking? Or better still, do you even recognize that your habitual patterns may have short-circuited … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity Tagged assumptions, awareness, creativity, leadership, motivation, resilience 3 Comments
(Issue #483) Think in Reverse
Ask yourself what you need to do to create what you do not want. Wasn’t it Einstein who said that if we keep doing the same thing and expect different results, we’re idiots? Well, I’m sure he didn’t use the … Continue reading
(#326) Where Is Your Focus Space?
It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Choice, Creativity, curiosity, Dreams, inspiration, Reflection, Reflective practice, relevance, responsibility Tagged creativity, curiosity, focus, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, stillness Leave a comment
(#281) Collisions for Collaboration or Crashes of Confusion?
Whether talking about the college classroom or the corporate boardroom, conscientious nurturing of authentic relationships improves the chances for effective communication, meaningful connections and powerful creation. A major work published in 1991 on effective college teaching emphasized the importance of … Continue reading
(#263) Retreat or Stay-Treat? Treat Yourself!
What can you do if you want a retreat but can’t quite swing getting away from your daily routines for three or four days? I’ve often read about personal growth retreats. You know, those that offer a chance to reconnect … Continue reading
Posted in Choice, Creativity, inspiration, Mindfulness, Motivation, Passion Tagged creativity, drive, inspiration, mindfulness, retreat, ultradian, work focus 6 Comments
(#246) Are You Bitching or Are You Pitching?
Do you work (or live) with someone who endlessly pontificates, grouses, grumbles, moans and laments? One of my mentors taught me a valuable lesson near the beginning of my teaching career. Dr. Veronica Valentine had a simple “rule” if anyone … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, awareness, collaboration, collegiality, Connection-Disconnection, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Energy Vampires, Haters, Personal Wellbeing, problem solving, Reflective practice, responsibility, teamwork Tagged awareness, collaboration, critical thinking, energy vampires, haters, leadership, problem solving, reflection, solutions, teamwork 6 Comments