Can “mess” generate creativity? The TED Talk by Tim Harford, titled “How messy problems can inspire creativity” suggests exactly that. It was an interesting idea to me. Tim suggests that adding a dash of mess or randomness inspires creativity in what people do. He gave the example of composer Brian Eno whose role was to… Continue reading Chaos, Cosplay and Creativity
Might sound like an odd thing to think about. And I am not just talking about working from home.My daughter left me this note "Don't Touch" with respect to her late night art project on the dining room table. My first reaction in the morning was "how could she use the kitchen table?" She has… Continue reading Are You Changing Your Communication During COVID?
Flight cancelled. Coronavirus spreading. I love facilitating Design Thinking workshops but found myself grounded and a team left disappointed. Happy to hear the precautions IBM had taken but struggling with how I could still help this team remotely. Working in a transformational role, I catch myself when the word “can’t” surfaces in my mind. To… Continue reading What I Learned in Transforming a Design Thinking Workshop to Virtual
I have a confession. I had lost a little steam with writing. Not sure why. Maybe because the book didn't fly off shelves like I thought it might. Maybe because I even had a hard time getting reviews on Amazon. Or maybe because life is just so plain busy. And even more now with… Continue reading Maybe I Just Need to Ask?
"Valley of Despair." That's what I called it in my book ("Inspiring Bold"). I first learned about the change curve when facilitating Lean events. A Lean event would bring together a team of 10-12 employees that would focus on break through change. The change curve used to describe the mood of the team as they worked… Continue reading How Mindfulness Leads to Meaningful Change
There is so much focus today on employees. What do they want? How do we help them be healthy? How do we connect them with the company mission? How do we give them purpose, such that they bring their best self to the job? Countless articles like " Show Me The Money. The ROI of… Continue reading Design Thinking Makes It Safe for Employees