Archive for Category: happiness

Creative Culture = Positive Energy = Benefits for Business

A creative culture improves innovative ideas providing better processes, desired products, and strong teams. Creative leaders forge the way for companies to survive in an unknown, rapidly-changing future through new ideas and solutions. New research has uncovered an additional...

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Inspiration Isn’t at Your Desk. Take a Break and Find Solutions.

In a previous post, Give Me a Break … Because Downtime at Work Is Highly Productive, I wrote that taking regular breaks at work helps make you more productive and boosts your energy. Did you know regular breaks also...

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Cultivating Wonder Enhances Creativity

Today we live in a fast-paced, goal-driven society that emphasizes accomplishments and outcomes. We problem solve and multitask. We don’t like not knowing why or how. We want answers, and we want them yesterday. Seldom do we allow ourselves...

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An Innovator Walks into a Bar Carrying a Rubber Chicken and a Protractor…

Ok, I don’t have a punchline for this joke set-up, but I bet the title got you thinking of funny ways those items are connected. Playing, having fun, and laughing are what this post is about. Specifically, how it...

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How to Stay Creative When Facing a Deadline

Deadlines are notorious creativity saps. All the steady, measured progress we’ve made on a project suddenly seems inadequate when we’re faced with a looming deadline. If multitasking is typically a series of threads we follow throughout our day, now...

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Being Creative is a Stressful Job, But Someone Has to Do It

Thousands of people every year fight for open positions at the creative powerhouses Google and Pixar. It would be a dream come true to land a position at one of these companies. Google and Pixar embrace and foster creative...

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The Nose Knows – Boosting Creativity with Smell

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” —Helen Keller The smell of rose-scented hand lotion instantly makes me think of my great-grandmother. I close my eyes, inhale...

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Instructional Design: Learning the Lessons We Teach

Consistently, instructional designers are tasked with three objectives: 1) teach learners new information 2) reevaluate current knowledge 3) assess outcomes. When is that last time you turned that rubric on yourself? This is not a train-the-trainer moment – it...

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