Category Archives: Creativity tools and techniques

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Writing my ancestor’s story and the eight creative talents

A great deal, perhaps even too much, of my time over the past 18 months has been devoted to research around the life of my eighth great grandmother who was born in France in 1643 and died in Quebec in … Continue reading

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The Eight Creative Talents and Questions

When Bob Tiede sent me an email letting me know he had added my  post “Leading with Questions”  as a guest post on his blog http://leadingwithquestions.com this past March,  he added,” If you write any more posts about questions, let … Continue reading

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The Eight Creative Talents and Action Learning

Action Learning – an approach that involves putting together diverse, high-potential leaders into teams to tackle a critical, real-life business challenge — is now a vital element in quality leadership development programs.  Unlike in traditional classroom training, Action Learning team … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Creativity and Mission Statements

A couple of weeks ago,  I facilitated a Breakthrough Creativity session for a department within a consumer products company.  The objectives of the session were several:  to introduce the participants to the Breakthrough Creativity concepts, to improve the functioning of … Continue reading

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The Brain, Stress and Creativity

One area of particular interest in my brain research is around stress: where it comes from, its impact on creativity in leaders, and most importantly, how to manage it! From what I have learned so far, the amygdala, a tiny, … Continue reading

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Seven steps to better brainstorming

Happy New Year!  I hope 2012 promises to be a creative one for you!  Here are some tips to help you and your team get the most out of brainstorming since according to McKinsey researchers, most attempts at brainstorming are … Continue reading

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Leading with Questions

You probably already know that the questions you ask drive the answers you receive. Think, for example, about the differences in answers received from questions like “How can we drive shareholder value” as compared to “How can be best serve … Continue reading

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