A Toast to Creativity

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… In previous posts, I have shared a variety of activities that I engage in to still my mind and foster more creative thinking.  These include activities like walking on the beach, meditating or sitting in the hot tub. Andrew Jarosz for the...

Be Alive; Be Creative

Here’s the transcription of my Monday Morning Movie… The other day I attended a small group session on creativity. Less than a dozen people were in the room, from all walks of life. Most of them weren’t from the world of business. The facilitator asked the...

I Was Humbled by Curious George

Back in 2006, my Goal-Free Living book was published by Wiley, and I was feeling quite proud. Later that same year, after giving a speech in Los Angeles, I drove up to Santa Barbara to attend a conference, arriving just in time for lunch. While standing in the line for the...

Creativity as Inspiration

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… After attending a session on creativity, I realized that the “old” definitions don’t work for me. Creativity is something much more than “new ideas.” And it is not the same as innovation. As you will see in...

If You Think You Aren’t Biased, Think Again

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… Last week I had discussed the concept of confirmation bias and the impact that it has on innovation. In a nutshell, confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidence that supports our existing beliefs and ignores or refutes evidence to the...

Live, Listen, and Play Like a Kid

Today’s Wednesday Work Wisdom… Today I had the honor of seeing my good friend, Ed Gerety, speak to 200 junior high school students. He was amazing. What I found most interesting was the response from the audience. I am used to speaking to corporations where the...

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Personality Poker®: The Playing Card Tool for Driving High-Performance Teamwork and Innovation is unlike any other book. Yes, it is jam packed with examples and scientific studies on teamwork, collaboration and innovation. But it also comes with a specially designed deck of cards...

Are Your Goals Negatively Impacting Your Relationships?

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… Last week I briefly touched upon my perspective on goal setting. While they have been universally considered a magic bullet for success both personally and professionally, goals are not without their downsides. Interestingly, the way in which...

Every Idea Can’t Be a Good Idea (transcription)

Here is the transcription for my Monday Morning Movie… The other day I was at Mohegan Sun, which is a casino about an hour and a half outside of Boston. And while I’m there I love to speak with the gamblers because each of them believe they have a system. They believe...

Keep Hotel Shades Closed

Today’s Tuesday Travel Tip… Have you ever stayed in a hotel room and could not get the shades to stay closed? When the sun rises, the light blasting into your room wakes you up? Well, here is my simple yet handy solution: use a chip clip. Bring one of these with you...
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