Secret Recipe for the Good Life: Begin with a GREAT morning!

This is how to begin your day to ensure a GREAT morning. Life is Good! You will need my secret recipe with the following ingredients:  holiday socks, warm whimsical PJs, hot aromatic coffee, pillows, and a good book. Your tactile senses will be activated in a very pleasing manner. Gather all ingredients, wiggle your toes, arrange […]

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Lessons for MBAs from Little People about Collaboration and Creativity

There are some significant lessons we can learn from little people about the nature of collaboration by teams as shown in this TED video by Tom Wujec. If you are a bit cocky because you have an MBA, then it is time for you to reach for a Kleenex especially if you are competitive. Imagine […]

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Huge ROI When Your Organization Invests in Creative Thinking

ROI Assured by Developing Creative Competence If you are looking for some good news today, you will find it when you invest in developing creative thinking for your company. Currently your focus is on cost cutting and survival. Corporations need creativity to succeed especially during an economic downturn. Bringing creative thinking to your organization provides […]

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Creativity Begins in the Bedroom

If you think this blog post is going to be about activities you can conduct in the bedroom, you are exactly correct.  Creativity begins when you are lying down with your eyes closed just before you drift off to sleep, while you are dreaming, and when you begin to awaken.  1.)    Keep blue slips and […]

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Developing Creative Competency

Creativity Expert, Alan Black, Ph.D. posed some provocative questions to me, “What are you doing to increase your creative skills, traits, and abilities?  What are the tools you use (mental, physical, emotional, social) to increase your creative thinking?  How do you increase your creative skills?” After some reflection I developed these responses and realized that this […]

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Best Place to listen to the Drifters, Motown, and eat Cuban food is at Mojitos Cuban Cafe in Greenville, SC

I love listening to music and sitting with friends over a great meal and drinks.  However, the economic meltdown has made me much more conscious of finding a place with great value that also serves excellent home cooked food, and is loaded with a relaxed, friendly and warm ambience. Much to my delight I found […]

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Six Creative Ways to Persuade Your Team to Implement Your Innovation

Have you ever wondered why it is that some people are persuasive and are able to move their innovation projects forward?  Why is it that some of us are able to persuade others to understand and accept new concepts?  Some innovators are able to inspire and influence a team to accomplish a common goal.  Some […]

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How do you find and connect to the most creative and innovative women in the world?

Listen to internet radio with Kalon Women on Blog Talk Radio This coming week I will have the honor of being interviewed on blogtalkradio by an incredible woman who won the President’s Call to Service Award.  The host of the Kalon Women in Business Blog Talk Radio Show is Sandra Levitin.  Sandra is the Founder, […]

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Trend Watch: The Feminization of Leadership Creates Higher ROI.

How do you retain your most valuable employees?  How do you recruit top talent?  How do you increase (ROI) return on investment when there is a talent shortage?   What impact is gender diversity having on the bottom line? I just finished reading, Womenomics, Write You Own Rules for Success by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay.  […]

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Ten Tips Guaranteed to Kill Creativity in the Corporation

1. Do not provide a budget for any creative projects. Everyone knows that when you are measured on a quarter by quarter basis, the ROI is simply not there to make your performance look good on a timely basis. The long term consequences of stifling creativity will become someone else’s problem after you are promoted […]

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