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The secret to getting from A to B

The secret to getting from A to B
  I often get asked 'How do you do all the things that you do?How do you manage to do them all?How did you get to where you are now?' Well, let me tell you a secret: “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” -- --John Pierpont Morgan T...
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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths and Weaknesses
  I was never good at math. In fact, I kind of hate numbers. Of all sorts. Whether they are used to calculate, to grade someone, to make a priority list… I am allergic to spreadsheets  This is definitely my weakness.And it got a lot of attention and focus when I was in school (that, and ph...
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Creativity tip: change your physical surroundings

Creativity tip: change your physical surroundings
  You say you want to be more creative. And I have been giving you a few tips over the last few weeks. Besides some trips and tricks and a few exercises, there is one big, if not HUGE, thing that has an influence on our creativity. Our physical surrounding. Where do you sit when you are suppose...
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Creativity tip: Take a break

Creativity tip: Take a break
  When we are looking for new ideas, inspiration, a solution, we tend to look for it, hard. Search for it, in every corner. We brainstorm, ask our colleagues for ideas, search the internet. Our mind is occupied by 'the problem' non stop. And the real problem may just be in that 'non stop' way o...
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Creativity tip: Random word or object

Creativity tip: Random word or object
  Creativity is all about connections. Unusual connections. Your brain is an animal of habit. Whenever it sees or does something, it registers it. The more you see or do something, the stronger that registration is. This registration is a link between two neurons and can be seen as your brain p...
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Creativity tip: Don't listen to other people

Creativity tip:  Don't listen to other people
  We all happen to have great ideas. Or at least we think they are great ideas. Until we talk to someone about it. Because even (or should I say especially) our best friend, the one that loves us no matter what, can kill that great though in the bud. Floop. Why is it that we pay so much attenti...
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15 more creative questions you can use as icebreakers

15 more creative questions you can use as icebreakers
  Further to popular demand of last week's post, here are 15 more creative icebreaker questions you can use in trainings, meetings, parties, a get together... If you could have a super power, what would it be? Think flying, being invisible, turning things to stone, making everyone happy,... Th...
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15 creative icebreaker questions

15 creative icebreaker questions
  When I run creative thinking workshops, I always start with icebreakers or interesting games to lighten up the more theoretical part. Recently, I was in a training myself and their icebreaker, introductory question to participants was 'What is your favorite drink?'. And although it was intere...
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Translating the world that we see

Translating the world that we see
We are all born with a set of genes that define us.We also all learn to see the world differently through our first years, our education, our experiences. So our brains may be wired to like certain things (like classical music, or green beans), yet we can only learn certain things by being exposed t...
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How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects

How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects
We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or 'uncomfortable' subject with someone: with our partner about sex with a good friend about returning money to us with our boss about a raise ... and we chicken out, we postpone, procrastinate, pretend everything is fine and we don't ne...
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