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7 Secrets to Better Brainstorming

It begins with a certain, momentary, far-off look. Then a wistful gaze at the black notebook. It’s a running joke with my clients; they know what’s coming next. An idea is taking shape. Some thought — some seemingly random thought or word or picture or sound or image — has sparked something. And we’re off to the[…]

You Don’t Have to Wear Skinny Jeans

I want you to try something. Walk around your department or organization, and ask people how creative they are. Say something like “Would you say you’re not as creative as most people, just as creative as most people, or more creative than most people?”  And then watch them squirm. It’s an interesting question to hear[…]

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Want to be More Creative? Just Say No.

There are so many fantastic posts on creativity out there, and what follows will certainly not be added to that group; but I think it’s an important footnote to the ongoing conversation in the business world about creativity. Many of the posts I alluded to above provide great tips to help you be more creative,[…]

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6 Non-Creative Thoughts on Creative Company Culture

As cliché a topic as it may be, creativity, and especially creative company culture, fascinates me. In some ways, I think it fascinates a lot of people though. We spend oodles of time reading about it, blogging about it, wondering if we have it, wondering how we get our teams to display more of it,[…]

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