Category Archives: Creativity

Innovating Through Adversity and Constraints

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been almost two and a half years since most of us shifted to working virtually and remotely, which, in turn, seriously disrupted most of our business-as-usual behaviors and learning habits. Interestingly, this also disrupted … Continue reading

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Bring Newness to Corporate Learning with Gamification

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was first introduced to gamification upon meeting Mario Herger, in 2012, when he was a Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs LLC, in Israel, as a participant in his two-day gamification workshop for Checkpoint Security Software. It … Continue reading

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How to Balance a Culture of Conformity with Creativity in Medicine

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Medicine, by its nature, is a culture of conformity. We are trained to do no harm, be risk averse, and conform to the standard of care. We follow “best practices” i.e. what everyone else … Continue reading

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Cognitive Bandwidth – Staying Innovative in ‘Interesting’ Times

GUEST POST from Pete Foley ‘May you live in interesting times’ is the English translation of an ancient Chinese curse. Superficially presented as a blessing, its true meaning is of course far from positive. As memes go, it has lasted … Continue reading

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Dare to Think Differently

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack As many of my colleagues are aware, I am at heart, a maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person. Who is curious and inquisitive, and finds change and challenging the status quo exciting, fascinating and stimulating. … Continue reading

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What You Must Know Before Leading a Design Thinking Workshop

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Leading a design thinking workshop can completely transform your company for the better. According to the 71% of brands that champion design thinking, making a shift to a design-centered mindset will dramatically improve productivity and … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking for a New Era

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we proposed, rather than living in a world where everyone hates to fail, why not adopt a rethink, respond, regroup, thrive pattern, and experience failure as an opportunity for change, unlearning, and … Continue reading

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Everyone hates to fail, why do you?

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack If you have ever had a significant setback, made a serious mistake, or failed at completing an important task, you will have experienced some kind of deep emotional and visceral, largely unconscious, negative, reactive response … Continue reading

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You Must Play and Experiment to Create and Innovate

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Growing up in the fashion industry, in 1980’s Paris, I forged an exciting global career and experienced, first hand, a diverse range of the most amazingly innovative fashion presentations ever.  It was the dawn of … Continue reading

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Teaching to Win the 4th Industrial Revolution

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The Coronapocalypse is forcing us to rethink who, how and what we teach. Regardless of how we do it, college students don’t learn much and the teacher experience is eroding. Many not for profits are directing their … Continue reading

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