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Debunking 3 Common Myths of Creative Thinking

Do not let negative thinking stop you or your business from pursuing potentially great new ideas. Mark Donnolo clears up three falsehoods that inhibit creative thinking. False Trues The first myth is, “I’m not a creative person.” Creative processes and principles can be learned, and through repeatedly employing them, you ...

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Seven Steps to Effective Problem-Solving

Sometimes you run into a problem complex enough that it starts to resemble an M.C. Escher creation—you do not even know where to start. In an article for the Happy Project Manager, Phil Higson and Anthony Sturgess provide a seven-step technique for making your problems more manageable. Here is the ...

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To Stay Relevant, Your Company and Employees Must Keep Learning

What skills do professors need to teach college students in order to prepare them for the dreaded “real world” of business? As it turns out, no such skills exist. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Pat Wadors explains that candidates need to be continuous learners instead. Lifelong Is Just ...

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How the Right Thinking Inspires CIO ‘Light Bulb’ Moments

Wouldn’t it be truly wonderful if we could tap into the full potential of our brains and inspire more of those helpful “light bulb” moments? In an article for Information Age, Ron Avignone explores the brain, that most valuable human asset. The first step in maximizing brainpower is to minimize ...

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Manage Work, Not People: Does a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) Work for You?

As companies try to reduce turnover and engage employees, the traditional ways we work are changing. Employees desire more flexibility now than ever before. Most adults work outside of the home in today’s society. This trend leaves tired, stressed parents to care for children, attend school functions, and do housework. ...

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