Tag Archives: creativity

(#389) Create Your Own Breaking Alerts!


Start small. Start local. Do nothing. In a recent edition of The Story of Telling, Bernadette Jiwa noted that a Google search of “how to create a sense of urgency” found nearly thirty-five million hits.  Yesterday, I typed in “breaking … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#316) Process, Trust, And Organizational Growth: An Optimistic Approach


Trust is what teams, students, teachers, employees and leaders need in order to challenge the process on the way to a better answer.   Earlier this week I stumbled upon some notes from a meeting I attended more than two … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#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

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(#210) Keeping the Hands Raised


[NOTE to my readers/followers: Today marks the beginning of my 5th year writing this weekly blog.  I have not missed a week in that time–and look forward to more great weeks and years ahead.  Thanks for all of your support! … Continue reading

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(#189) Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Authentic.


Be the person you want to be on the way to being the person you want to be! The New Year always brings calls for new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal.  At the risk of adding to the cliché catalogue of … Continue reading

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