Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.
A good research designer does just the same. At the data gathering stage, that involves identifying what questions need to be asked and in what sequence, establishing a narrative to help those being surveyed to respond with clarity and get meaningful results.
It's possible to discover great new foods when traveling, without having to stretch far out of your culinary comfort zone.
Tonight, I got schooled. It was just a regular night in teacher training, delving into the depths of the niyamas, the ethical codes of yoga. Just ...
Right then, the computer started calculating. "What's happening?" I asked. "We're getting graded," she explained. "Right now?" My heart chugged in my throat as the seconds ticked by. I covered my eyes with my hands and peeked through my fingers at the little ball circling on the screen.
Play is more a state of mind than an activity. Play creates options; it is the opposite of the highly planned, organized and goal-oriented existence we had built for ourselves. For us, play has become a way to learn to hold even our most entrenched opinions lightly and create awareness of new options.
Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.
Many of us have a favorite phrase from a poem, song, or book -- a line or lyric that speaks to us so deeply it makes us feel that someone sees into ou...
Ultimately, whether your brand's story is a Cinderella tale, a superhero's origin, or a timeless epic that people will talk about for generations, as the storyteller, it's imperative that you learn how to tell the story in a way that will capture the hearts and minds of anyone.
The ocean views are really unimpressive. It's an awful spot for a romantic getaway and the sunsets are especially hideous. The wildlife is nothing special and you probably won't see anything cool.
We may be getting closer to re-blending work and life, to understanding that work is not 'separate from' but 'part of'' life. Thinking of the expectations of the younger generation to bring their creativity into the workplace, I wonder if the next hot topic will be: How to maintain your work-play balance. Stay tuned.
The Question Hi Sam, Wow, as of last week I have discovered The Organized Artist Company and am so grateful for your work! I find you so filled with...
Use your ritual as an on-ramp for the bigger behavior and habits you want to build into your life. When you master the ability to mindlessly initiate the tasks that are important to you, it's not necessary to rely on motivation and willpower to make them happen.
Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.
With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.