Original Thinkers

Innovation is often equated with paradigm-shifting concepts, monumental breakthroughs, and the development of products or processes that cause significant change in industries, art, or life as we know it (like these).  Innovators that produce a large-scale impact are celebrated for their extraordinary abilities and creativity (think Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and these amazing women). Given … Continue reading Original Thinkers

Elastic Thinking and Innovation

Innovation has always been imperative to humanity’s growth and survival (see growing crops, building shelter, written language, etc.), and we’re receiving messages all over the place that innovation is more important than ever in this current age of rapid technological advancement  and globalization. As industries, services, products, and communication change at an accelerated pace, we’ll … Continue reading Elastic Thinking and Innovation

Making Use of Goals, Visions, Resolutions, and Intentions

It’s human nature to dream of a better future, and to aspire to become a better version of yourself.  If you’re looking to bring change into your life, what’s going to work best for you to realize it? Do you need to establish a goal, create a vision, make a resolution, or set an intention?  … Continue reading Making Use of Goals, Visions, Resolutions, and Intentions

The Power of the Present Moment

The present moment has immense power.  It’s where we gain clarity. It’s where we experience gratitude for whatever and whomever is creating joy and meaning in our lives.  It’s where we choose how to respond to pain. It’s where we turn our ideas and intentions into action. When we are firmly aware of the present … Continue reading The Power of the Present Moment

Reflection: Quotes and Questions

December presents a natural opportunity to quantify, analyze, and mark the events of the year that is coming to an end.   We’re giving into the instinct to reflect, with a little help from artists who have shared some of what they’ve learned about looking back.     What did you put a lot of energy into … Continue reading Reflection: Quotes and Questions

Connecting Others to a Resolution Plan

When there’s a problem on the team, people are going to talk about it.  Usually it’s in hushed tones while at work, or it’s the hot topic at the coffee shop or bar after everyone’s shift.  When someone vents or complains to a specific person, it’s usually because they feel safe sharing their thoughts with … Continue reading Connecting Others to a Resolution Plan

A Successful Process for Conflict Resolution

Individuals in conflict with one another each carry into it a complex mix of personal history, biases, fears, and needs.  They are also the only ones that know exactly what transpired from the beginning of the conflict to the moment it was identified for resolution.  Each needs to be able to express their perspective honestly, … Continue reading A Successful Process for Conflict Resolution