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...

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...

Meander With Purpose (transcript)

Here is the transcription for my Monday Morning Movie… Back in 2003, I took a cross country trip that would forever change my life. On June 5th of that year I hopped into my car, and I drove 11,000 miles over the next 90 days without any plans at all. It was totally...

ABC News Transcription

Here’s the transcription of my ABC News interview posted on my blog yesterday… Tory Johnson: Best practices are supposed to help your business be more efficient, but our guest today says that your company guidelines could be wasting your time and stifling your growth....

Avoid Target Fixation (transcription)

Here is the transcription of my Monday Morning Movie… Although I’ve never been in the military, I’ve worked with military groups. There is a term that I believe they use called “Target Fixation.” Target Fixation basically means that if you focus too much on a...

Stop Being a Know-it-All (transcription)

Here’s the transcription of my Monday Morning Movie… Today, I want to talk about the power of, and importance of, being open to new ideas and feedback. I just spent a weekend at a conference. It was a bunch of people learning about the speaking profession. I’ve been...

The Power of Positive Constraints (transcription)

Here’s the transcription of my Monday Morning Movie… This morning I want to talk about the power of positive constraints. In the world of innovation, there seems to be this belief that we’re supposed to let everybody be free thinkers and let them do whatever...