Tag Archives: Creativity

  • Creativity


    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 book (dodgy journalism aside), you know all about this. Here are some practical things you can do Creativity: Do some things outside your normal […]

  • 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 in the face of all kinds of adversity. Where Do Eureka Moments Come From? outlines research on insight and where it comes from. Watch out for the coffee, and be aware that […]

  • 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 weird, strange or uncomfortable to do the new thing (and without a little prompting they will just go back to how it was). They have to have a really good […]

  • 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 Suits

  • 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 teacher, but maybe news for the rest of us. And of course knowing isn’t doing (i.e. knowing that you need to pause doesn’t mean that you […]