The “Yes….and” Exercise

A client organization graciously invited me to their semi-annual Leadership conference last week. There were lots of laughs as hundreds of organizational leaders watched The Second City hosts perform the comedic improvisations that they are well known for. There was also some seriousness and attention to the importance of leadership too. We did plent of group interactive exercises. One exercise, […]

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Beginner's Mind: Seeing the Trees for the Forest

There is a way to cultivate creativity by adopting a “beginner`s mind”.Knowledge Can Keep Us from LearningThe term “beginners mind” conjures up someone who is open to learning the new, the novel, the interesting, or the unique. The reality is that we are all beginners, every day, within our own area of expertise as well […]

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The Magic of Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

After a long years of attempting to figure out what it takes for leaders to foster creativity, I figured the “key” must be something hidden and magical that leaders had yet to discover. Places like IDEO and Apple know the secret, but aren’t telling the rest of us, I thought. Surely, there is a secret […]

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The Importance of Renewal

I’m back, and what a summer I’ve had! My oldest daughter got married, I took a trip to Taos to spend time writing in an historically creative setting, my husband and I travelled to the shores of Lake Huron (where I discovered the macro lens on my camera – and got crazy with it) and […]

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