How to Write A Job Winning Resume

Guest Post by Mary Walton A resume has to do a lot of things in a short space of time. It has to outline all your skills, detail your entire work history, and show that you’re the right person for the job at hand. With so many resumes making it to your potential employer, though,…

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How to Trigger Innovative Leadership

To trigger innovative leadership, we need to be the example. To create well, we need to innovate and ignite a culture of creativity.

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Didn’t Think It Would Happen This Fast

Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Thought it would be a few days, maybe a week or two. Thought at least 36 hours would pass. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Blink awake and wonder begins. Tended to, cared for, independence too soon. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Alone yet connected,…

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How to Market Your Book Like You Know What You’re Doing

Access to social media seems to have us all dabbling in marketing, doesn’t it? We spend hours every week absorbing and creating what ultimately boils down to marketing material – whether we call it that or not. Our posts are “selling” a lifestyle, an image, and a digital persona. Every time we share something on…

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On Talent and Responsibility

January was a difficult month for lovers of the Arts. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey… these are only a few of the individuals we have lost since the calendar switched over to January 2016. Yes, they are celebrities, and we didn’t know them personally, but their immense talent and skill at their given craft…

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Two Tricks to Improve Focus

Guest Post by Max Cron Centering oneself and finding balance in the hectic workday can be a lifelong task, or can it? With the right guidance, it is possible for even the busiest, most fast paced workers to become more focused on what they are doing and less distracted. Most people have some difficulty focusing….

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5 People Every Writer Needs

Writing can be an isolating task. Writers are typically on our own when we research, write, edit, hate what we’ve written and rewrite it, re-edit, and submit for publication. It gets lonely. But like any other worthwhile endeavor, writing improves exponentially with a bit of collaboration. Having just finished my first book*, I’m intimately familiar…

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I Think, Therefore I Am – Creative. Or Am I?

Have you ever noticed how creativity seems to come very naturally to some and not so much to others? It’s like some people are just born with it; like they just flip a switch and the eclectic, exciting, and unexpected ideas just start flowing. As a self-proclaimed left-side-of-brain-er, the creative types have always intrigued me….

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The Pursuit of Innovation with Ken Goldstein

Ken Goldstein has a remarkable background and experiences, and he shares his perspective through stories. Stories bring more than just context; they bring us in to the experience and enable us to participate in the story itself. Ken has done this again through his book, Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits. I…

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Innovate or Fritter: A Story of Life

An essay on BIF2015. Attending the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit is an experience of 32 storytellers and over 400 attendees sharing their perspectives, initiatives, fears, and joys. Determining a common theme is challenging, yet some emerge. The subject mix is diverse, as are the people. Education, business, social good, music, and food are just…

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3 Things Highly Successful People Master Consistently

Guest Post by Stephanie C.N. Our culture has always been fascinated by highly successful people. We study their habits, lifestyle choices and strategies in order to best figure out ways to mimic and apply their methods of success. In fact, there are many books, blogs, articles and movies dedicated primarily to helping people achieve personal success…

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5 Tips for Building Creative Communities

It’s no secret that Millennials are a creative bunch. In fact, we’ve been dubbed the most creative generation in history on more than one occasion. I see it clearly myself. Practically every Millennial I know is carving their own path. They’re making lemonade out of lemons. They’re diversifying themselves. They’re playing up their strengths and…

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