“Brain Power”

The creative minds in each organization ranges from “Baby Boomers,” “Generation X,” “Generation Y,” “Millennials,” to “Generation Z.” What are we doing to capture their ideas in the meeting room? *Quote- By Ed Catmull in “Creativity, Inc.”

Creativity Is The New Currency, How Are You Mining It?

An idea to begin the mining process at your company: Prototyping- When your next “Brainstorming Session” ends, and you generate a disruptive idea begin building a prototype of that idea.  The prototype can be “rough,” and it can be made quickly from cardboard, plastic, Play-Doh, or any other item at your office. Doing a prototype…

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“The CEO’s of the Future”

“Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one’s mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.”  Alice Foote MacDougall, Entrepreneur As we begin 2021 here are some opportunities all of us are given: Engagement- Are we going to engage with clients, co-workers, and customers in person, hybrid, virtually, or telepathically?  How…

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“Braintrust”- Gaining a Creative Advantage

Ed Catmull’s (Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios) talks about using a “Braintrust” group in his book “Creativity Inc.” which is: “A safe arena in which to solicit and interpret candid responses to developed projects.” At Pixar Animation Studios they allow their writers and directors to submit their work to an independent team (Braintrust) who has…

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“Creativity Pulse”

Is the “Creativity Pulse” alive and well in your meeting rooms? If the answer is yes, you are gaining a creative advantage over your competition. #creativitypulse #innovation #improvisation

“Smash the Box”- COVID-19

We are operating our businesses in a new digital world which is dominated by video conferencing, stay at home orders, and clients that are consumed by FEAR.  I believe organizations that are able to “Smash the Box,” and reinvent themselves, will be the ones that survive and thrive in 2020 and beyond. “Smash the Box”…

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