Posts Tagged ‘mindset’

CM 079: Jennifer Mueller on Leading Creative Change

Think we want creative ideas? Think again. While most of us are swimming in creative ideas, the research shows that we tend to go with what we already know. This love-hate relationship with creativity discourages innovation and causes people and organizations to stagnate. Jennifer Mueller, author of the book Creative Change: Why We Resist It…

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CM 074: Lisa Kay Solomon On Designing Strategic Conversations

Leaders face an onslaught of new challenges that demand increasingly innovative solutions. Yet their approaches to finding them often get stuck in either blue-sky brainstorming or bottom-line decision making. Instead, leaders need a path that blends these two approaches — a middle road that engages not only the minds of their teams, but also their…

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CM 007: Janice Kaplan on How Gratitude Changes Your Life

What happens when you dedicate a year of your life to practicing gratitude? Maybe everything. In this groundbreaking new book, The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life, Janice Kaplan explains the science behind the power of gratitude. The author of twelve books, including The New York Times…

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The Best Gift I Gave Myself in 2014

It wasn’t clothes. It wasn’t shoes. It wasn’t a car. It didn’t increase my income. It didn’t make me more efficient. It didn’t help me “get more done.” Here are five things it did do:

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7 Ways to See and Teach Innovation

What spurs innovation? Can we learn how to innovate? Can we teach it? Hear the word, ‘innovation,’ and you might think of an R&D lab, a design group, or a start-up venture. But today innovators are in demand everywhere – from the factory floor to the salesroom, the IT help desk to the HR department,…

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