How Creative Problem Solving Helped Me Write and Deliver a Keynote Speech in Less Than 48 Hours

As featured on http://www.creativeeducationfoundation.org It was Tuesday afternoon when I received an email marked « Urgent » from a colleague. A valued client was in a bind; they had an event on Friday, and their keynote speaker had just cancelled due to a family emergency. Would I be willing to step in and give an inspirational talk on design thinking or creativity? If

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The Human-Nature Connection: Bringing Benefits from the Forest to the Workplace

James stood on the trail, closed his eyes and took a deep breath. The knot under his shoulder blade seemed to grab the breath and put the brakes on. He exhaled, and noticed the tightness in his jaw. His thoughts kept churning. Project reports due. Evaluations to review. Worries about his mother’s health. Then he tuned in again to the

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“All the World’s a Stage . . . “

Team leadership is both a role and a behavior, and the word “role” comes from the stage.  Actors play roles and, like great actors, great leaders need to develop a repertoire of styles.  The choice of style depends on two things: the needs of the task at hand, and the needs of the leader’s followers. The Leader… in the Lead

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Keys to Survival and Errors to Avoid in Developing a Strategic Plan

A couple of years ago, I read the book Deep Survival, by Laurence Gonzales. I had intended to take this book with me on a one-month vacation, but as soon as I started to read, I became immediately hooked and finished it before I left! Gonzales examined several real-life, outdoor adventure situations and studied the differences between those who lived,

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Rent Bright, Affordable Space to hold more productive meetings and training sessions

Location is a Key Component of Productive Meetings Intersol Group is  situated in a prime Centretown Ottawa location in the Bank Street Corridor. In close proximity to the Glebe, you can walk to a number of restaurants, shopping, YMCA and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Getting here is easy too with access from Bronson, Bank Street and the Queensway as

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