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What are the keys to being creative? How can you get more bang for your creativity buck? There is a lot of research on this, and if you’ve read Jonah Lehrer’s…

cindytonkin November 19, 2017
Eureka Moments

Eureka Moments

Insight is what separates the great from the also ran. It’s an essential component of political acumen. It’s part of what makes you emotionally intelligent…

cindytonkin October 5, 2017
Get messy

Get messy

Mess makes you more productive (but you won’t like it). I notice when helping people change their habits that they’ll often talk about how it feels…

cindytonkin March 12, 2017
Sell creativity and cross-pollination

Sell creativity and cross-pollination

How to sell creativity at work when no one thinks they need it? And how to cross-pollinate your own work.  

cindytonkin February 8, 2017
A note we want to hear

A note we want to hear

“none of this matters if you can’t play a single note that people want to hear”. This spoke to me today.

cindytonkin December 25, 2016
Power Suits work

Power Suits work

formal clothing made people think more expansively and abstractly — more like a leader So casual Friday for offsites ain’t such a good idea! Power Sui…

cindytonkin March 28, 2016
Stop and think

Stop and think

Research that reflecting on what we do and what we learn means we learn better. And we’re more productive. Not a surprise for anyone trained as a trainer or…

cindytonkin January 31, 2016
Get creative, get inspired

Get creative, get inspired

Thinking about doing something big? Something new? Something creative? Here’s some inspiration about the stages of creativity.

cindytonkin November 16, 2015
Add A Little Laughter In The Workplace To See Big Results - Forbes

Add A Little Laughter In The Workplace To See Big Results - Forbes

Improvisational training in your workplace is an innovative method to boost employee confidence. Source: Add A Little Laughter In The Workplace To See Big Results…

cindytonkin October 31, 2015
More thinking, fewer tasks

More thinking, fewer tasks

Time management is only making our busy lives worse asserts that we need more thinking time, and less doing time. Time is no longer money. What do you think?

cindytonkin July 26, 2015
Oh, yeah, write it down!

Oh, yeah, write it down!

So we retain more when we write Here’s the high-tech return of the pen: Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback 

cindytonkin July 13, 2015
Writing better!

Writing better!

You may not be writing fiction, but the tips in this article by Andrew Kevin Walker, writer of the movie “Seven”, will get you going. He gives five…

cindytonkin July 13, 2015
The complexity of creative personalities

The complexity of creative personalities

Creative people are not easy to pin down. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the guy who pinned down “Flow” so beautifully kinda fails to do so with this list…

cindytonkin July 10, 2015
Improvisation applied to Field Service

Improvisation applied to Field Service

American Express, Dupont, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and more have used improv training to help improve employees’ communication skills, adaptability and…

cindytonkin July 7, 2015
Make a plan and forget it

Make a plan and forget it

“You may want to find God, but if you’re running low on cat food, you damn well better make a plan for dealing with it. Otherwise the cat food is going to…

cindytonkin July 4, 2015
What Every New Grad Should Know

What Every New Grad Should Know

If you’re just starting out, try this advice from top designers. 9 Top Designers On What Every New Grad Should Know

cindytonkin May 21, 2015
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