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Innovation in Action

Strategies and Tips for Getting Started

 

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Take Your Ideas from Good to Great

November 25, 2015

You know the moment. It’s the one where you and your team are staring at the subset of ideas you selected from the big list you brainstormed earlier that day. This subset is the one you’re most excited about tackling for your next project. So now’s the time to dive in, right? It’s the time…

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8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Creative

November 24, 2015

If you value creativity, you have to make time for it. And like any skill, you have to practice it. That’s some of what Mona Patel, design thinker and innovator, shared in a recent conversation, and what she writes about in her book, Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think. Below are some…

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Can You Be Ambitious and Grateful?

November 19, 2015

Does feeling grateful make you lazy? That’s one of the questions Janice Kaplan had on her mind while writing her book, The Gratitude Diaries. She wondered what impact gratitude might have on ambition. Would feeling more grateful decrease her motivation to achieve her goals? Those questions led her to Dr. Robert Emmons, a researcher at UC…

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