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Category: Other People’s Words


Benefits of Trust

No one disagrees on the value of generating trust.  Less obvious though are the benefits of trust.  Here’s a quick list I’ve pulled together over the years. The more a
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20 Ways to Boost Someone’s Self-Esteem

In a recent workshop on Managing People, my group chose to build upon an initial list of five ways a manager could boost self-esteem in their team members. In a
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Working with Creatives and Noncreatives

Working with people who are polar-opposite from your personality can be challenging, but none more so than when the left-brained “noncreatives” meets the right-brained “creatives,” and vice versa. From Bloomberg Businessweek
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When You Risk Failure

Like a lot of people during the Hollywood awards season, I’m enchanted with actress Lupita Nyong’o. I came across the following quote, from an interview in Backstage Magazine (February 2014),
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What is a big idea?

What Is A Big Idea?

It’s one of the most common questions in creativity. What is a Big Idea? More so, what makes a Big Idea … well, a Big Idea? I often got the
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Death by PowerPoint

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Back in the day, “” used to be a great website boiling down topics into 12 steps, tips or suggestions. One post in particular – “12 Most Pleasant Ways to
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Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders

Here’s an insightful post by Forrest Anderson, a colleague of mine from Burson-Marsteller days. He shares six tips to build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholder audiences. It’s a relevant
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Creativity Quotes: Staying Tough

From my favourite creativity quotes … Creativity The world doesn’t like new ideas.  Never has.  That’s why I like this quote because it reminds me you must fight for the
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Problem Solving the Cause or Effect (Stop It or Mop It)

Understanding and articulating the problem (“a less than ideal state”) is a crucial step in creative thinking, but it’s also important to know if you are fixing the cause or
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I’ve kept this picture has been on my desktop for the past six months, not sure where to put it.  Now I do.  It perfectly sums up how it feels
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