The Right Routines for Thriving in Change

Finding inspiration to be consistently creative can feel a bit daunting in our VUCA world. Writer Sara Saddington suggests manageable routines for thriving, even when the muse seems to be playing hard to get.

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Design Thinking for the Greater Good

Design thinking is a problem solving way. Design thinking is human centered, possibility driven, and iterative. Greater good rises a theme and a result.

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Jeff Bezos: How to Avoid Day 2

Jeff Bezos describes the danger of Day 2. To lead innovatively, we need to avoid Day 2 and stay in the present Day 1 attentively.

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Guest Post by Mark Miller Sometimes, the effort required to achieve a desired outcome is just not worth it. Recently I’ve been thinking and writing about why some ideas are widely embraced, and others fail to make a difference. Obviously, many factors determine the traction an idea has in the world; perceived value, awareness, and…

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Drawing Your Own Circle of Gratitude

A vicious cycle is a series of events that continues to round themselves back to one another, making a bad situation worse, usually ending up with no resolve. I recently got caught up in a circle, but it wasn’t vicious at all. In fact, I’m calling it a circle of gratitude. It’s been proven there…

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Hit A Creative Roadblock? Break Through In 4 Steps

Guest Post by Jeff Kavanaugh Have you ever had an idea — a brilliant idea — that you couldn’t wait to dive into? And have you ever experienced the frustration of hitting a roadblock after pouring hours and hours into your brilliant idea? Everyone knows this feeling. The typical process looks like this: You have…

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Let Your Passion Inform Your Career

You’ve likely heard that passion is a key ingredient to success. What if you don’t know what your passion? How do you go about finding it?

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How to Create a Productive Office Environment

Guest Post by Amelia Knott Our environment has a large impact on how productive we’re able to be. Consider trying to study in a nightclub, or party in a library. You won’t be able to do what you need to do if your environment is actively working against you. Creating a Productive Work Environment If your employees…

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Why You’re Never Too Old For Cookie Monster

Earlier this year, Apple aired a commercial that starred Cookie Monster, the blue treat-craving monster who is a mainstay on Sesame Street. I remember it popping up on my Facebook feed because I watched it, re-watched it, and then watched it again, each time laughing more and more. There’s nothing complicated about the ad. Cookie…

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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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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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