Despite many who say a messy desk is the sign of a brilliant mind, a group researchers at Princeton University Neuroscience Institute concluded several years ago that we are more productive and less stressed when we clear the clutter from our environment. fMRI and other tools that mapped the brain’s response to various states of
Creating a new idea is all about making new connections in the brain. The more we practice making new connections, the better we become at it and the more our brain will be primed to generate new ideas when needed. There are quite a few exercises you can practice doing, for example ….
I recently watched the Darkest Hour and heard the best quote from Winston Churchill… …those who never change their minds never change anything…. In our personal life or at work there are usually things we want to change – maybe breaking a bad habit, changing team behaviors or company culture, or trying to change the world.
“I knew if I went home with a gold medal knowing I could do better, I wasn’t going to be very satisfied.” That is how American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim explained why, after a top score of 93.75 on her first run at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with no one close, she gave it her all
I was part of a project recently where one of the new products we were evaluating was centered around the idea of “Hygge Snacks”. It didn’t do well. At the time of the project, I (and many of the consumer participants) hadn’t heard of the Danish concept of hygge, which seems to be best described
Even if you’ve already broken all your new year’s resolution, it’s not to late to try a new one: improve your communication skills. To help, here are five things to think about when communicating almost anything. 1) Audience. Who are you communicating with and what’s their point of view? Whether advertising a new dish soap
Effective ideations are far more than just getting a group of people in a room to brainstorm. When done well, they can unleash the mind and uncover truly compelling ideas that resonate deeply with people.
What does it take to really make something happen? When we do Strategic Planning in the corporate world we go through the steps…Vision, Mission, Strategies, Action Plan. We see the big picture and then people throughout the company focus on the actions that go toward creating the strategies and that big picture. How does that work
“You never stop hustling.” That was actor Laurence Fishburne’s response when asked what it takes to have made it in a creative profession. He’s an Academy Award nominee, Tony & Emmy Award winner, who is worth an estimated $20 million – and Laurence Fishburne never stops hustling. Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler, the
A fake United PR Twitter account (@Fake_UnitedPR) was created earlier this year after the forcible removal of a passenger. A few example tweets… Free punch with lunch. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos Fight or Flight. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos Where fists fly free. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos There’s been a lot of talk lately about the “narrative”, or in other words, the story that is being woven