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Posts in Creativity & Innovation

Collaboration Opportunity or Collaboration No-Go? (Checklist)

5-questions-goalsStudies have shown that while collaboration can be a boon to organizational success too much collaboration has the potential to overwhelm to key personnel. Use this tool to identify which projects are appropriate for a collaborative approach and which are not.

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Kickstarting a Growth Mindset -- In Yourself and Those You Manage

Kickstarter_1_blogWhat is a growth mindset? Some use it synonymously with lifelong or continuous learning. But it originated with Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. This article explains more about Dweck's work while providing helpful tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself and those you manage.

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[Video] Getting Your Employees Out of Their Shells: A Leadership Lesson Inspired By Turtles

Lead-now-turtleSome employees share ideas easily, while others need a bit more time to warm up and come out of their shells. This 55-second video clip explains why it’s important for leaders to create a work environment where employees feel safe giving input and presenting ideas.

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Leading Brainstorming in the Workplace: Your Free How-to Guide

Brainstorming_blogWhether you’ve been charged with driving innovation, encouraging collaboration, building stronger teams, or making better decisions, brainstorming can be a powerful tool. Here is a free "how-to" guide.

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4 Steps to Stop Your Rebuttal Brain

Rebuttal thumbOur Rebuttal Brain can cause us to nix someone else’s idea before they’ve fully explained it.  Here’s a great article on how to wrestle your Rebuttal Brain into submission!

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Ten Talking Points to Get your Team’s Creative Juices Flowing

Creativity ThumbnailSome think creativity belongs to artists and musicians — that it can’t be found in an office. How wrong they are. Team building depends on group creativity.

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Sales Culture and Customer Service: Perfect Together!

B&WThumbGreat customer service is a vital subset of a great sales culture--two processes that fuel one another.

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The Many Benefits of Adult Learning

HornThumbWe’re learning all the time. We can take an active role in it--decide what we want to learn. Or, we can just absorb what we hear on TV or from friends.

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Using Employee Engagement Surveys to Boost Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

EngageThumbSatisfied and engaged employees are essential for customer satisfaction, retention and loyalty. Listen to your employees and take action on their feedback.

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Storytelling For Business - Share Your Stories to Build Your Reputation and Help People Remember You

BenchThumbStorytelling is an important part of relationship marketing. When you tell a story you engage the listener into what you are discussing. Much like a movie that they just cannot turn off your story has them hooked.

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