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Brainstorming

Warning: Don't Look for a New Job By Yourself

Michael Feeley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

It is brave and it is very important to ask other people to help you find your way and relax into your potential because looking for work is not easy and it can be discouraging. Your friends and colleagues may not know what you're going through...

Turn a Conference Room Into a Jam Session

Tom Sturges | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Tom Sturges

If the forum is created to allow and encourage innovative thinking, the creativity will unspool, and find its rightful place in the room, bringing with it crisp new ideas and myriad possibilities going forward. Just like musicians do, over and over.

How to Prepare for a Brainstorming Session

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

The few days before a brainstorm session begins -- the "incubation time" -- is often the difference between brilliance and boredom. Unfortunately, most companies don't get this.

Top 10 Ways to Attract High Paying Clients

Nancy Michaels | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Nancy Michaels

With summer drawing to a close, it is time to get your focus back on growing your business. Fall is a great time to re-energize and recharge. Here are ways to fine tune the fine art of attracting and retaining high paying clients.

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

5 Lessons on Creativity From Former Disney Imagineer

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonha Revesencio

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." Those were the inspiring words from the Nobel Peace Prize winner and biochemist Linus P...

How to Keep Your Writing Warm When You Can't Write

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Unfortunately, a writing retreat, there's always the letdown. You come back and family life is the same exhilarating, exhausting Bermuda Triangle it always is. And there your bag sits with those fresh pages of your novel, untouched, as mine has been for the past four days since coming home.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

I'm all for people thinking on their own in their dorm room... or Starbucks... or the zoo. That's a good thing. But as a replacement for a well-run brainstorming session? Why the either/or syndrome? Why not both?

If You Call a Meeting, Call It By the Right Name

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Brainstorming" gets a bad name, meeting goers get pissed, and the person who called the meeting loses major points. Simply put, not all fruits are bananas.

Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated.

Give the Rules That Govern Your Relationship a Makeover

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most relationships have a set of "built in" rules. Generally the rules fit into three different categories: rules that are spoken, rules that are unspoken, and those that are automatic.

How to Manage Introverts

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to demystify how Introverts function at work. It can be a tutorial for extroverts whose personalities are on the other end of the spectrum.

Change Our Thinking, Change Our World

Jean Case | Posted 11.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Jean Case

Rather than holding the expectation that nonprofits are good at stretching charitable dollars by doing more with less, it's time to expect more.

Get Focused: Know Your Type of Meeting in Order to Keep Your Project on Track

Amanda Schneider | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Amanda Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The best brainstorms are composed of six to eight people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to the success of a central project.

21 Ways Simple Ways To Be And Stay Creative

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Stacia Pierce

Here's a list of 21 ways to charge your creative juices and improve your productivity. Try implementing at least one a day over the next few weeks.

Why You Want To Generate Bad Ideas

Andrew Rossi | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Rossi

There are plenty of bad ideas out there. But here's the thing: the bad ideas might just get you further than the good ones.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 13: The Rolling Stones Formed a Think Tank, and You Should Too

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

Earlier this month, a group of my employees spent a week churning out some of their greatest work, all while taking breaks to go swimming and shoot hoops in idyllic country air. And we owe it all to the Rolling Stones.

20 Ways to Spark Innovation in Others

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Many forward-thinking organizations, these days, are launching all kinds of initiatives to crank up innovation. Their intention is a good one, but their execution is often not.

Inspiration, or More Perspiration in Problem Solving?

Bill Donius | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Bill Donius

Inspiration and imagination are part of what Einstein called the "sacred gift." Without it, an individual can go through life much like a robot or dro...

The Brilliant Complaint Department

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

While there are many reasons why most people don't get their best ideas at work, there are at least as many why organizations don't get their best ideas a work -- the main one being their tendency to rely on what I like to refer to as the "creative elite."

Energizing the Innovation of Innovation

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Recently, I participated in an online brainstorm hosted by the Management Innovation eXchange, or "MIX." This group is focused on solving tough manage...

Tales From The Autism Spectrum: My Friend AmberDawn...

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts
David Trumble

The power of art and creativity to illuminate the world for others is not simply a cultural benefit, but also a deeply important tool to help the authors themselves navigate their way through their own emotions, experiences and journeys.

About Leadership: My Own Voice

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Like a lot of what characterizes great corporate leaders, the key thing is to listen and observe, to learn techniques, and then to think about how to do this for yourself. This is not like rote learning. It is about internalizing, adapting and then practicing.

How to Create an Idea Factory

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

One of the reasons why most "big ideas" go nowhere is because the idea originators do not have a team of collaborators on board to help develop and execute their ideas. Bottom line, it's easier to conceive than it is to deliver the baby.