posted April 21, 7:00 am
Have you ever slipped into the assumption that just about everything (and everyone) is fully connected over the social web? That a connection is one click away on the latest smartphone?
[caption id="attachment_3485" align="alignright" width="252"] Sorting food at North York Harvest Food Bank[/caption]
Recently I had a stark reminder, in the most unlikely of places, that this is absolutely not the case. For several hours, I spent sorting food at the local food bank. Instead of going through the front, where patrons were able to pick up their food, I went through the back, where poten [...]
posted April 14, 10:51 am
We spend hours reading books, attending seminars, and taking courses, but too often, the knowledge is lost, and virtually no change takes place. Must this always be the case? Instead, after you read, what can you do? Here are eight specific ideas…
Summarize for colleagues
Make reference notes
Create an action plan – do something
Blog about it
Forward the book to a friend or colleague
Reach out to the author on their site
Join a discussion group on the book’s topic
Review on Amazon or other book sites
And what have you accomplished by doing these eight items? [...]
posted April 7, 7:34 am
What is the one rubbish statement that single-handedly limits our creative potential?
"Some people are incredibly creative, and others are not. I am more analytical than creative." Rubbish!
Creativity is a skill to be mastered - not an endpoint of a so-called creative-analytical continuum.
In the interest of providing practical ideas to improve creative performance, here are five "creative" insights that can help:
1) Your Environment: Where do you actually do your work? Your surroundings have bo [...]