How to Journal

How to Journal

If there is one habit that countless successful people across all industries throughout history have practiced, it’s probably a habit worth trying. I’m not sure how many habits meet this criteria, but certainly the most common is keeping a journal.

A journal has been by the side of history’s most successful and creative men and women, and still continue to be a cherished friend of many world leaders, CEOs, and artists. Continue reading How to Journal

Boundaries & Creativity

Boundaries & Creativity

A writer with a blank page can dream up the greatest story ever told; or he can write an exhilarating history of America’s advancement into the west; or he can leave the pages blank with words and simply fill them with pencil sketches.

The options are limitless. And this leads the writer to writer’s block. He has so many directions to choose from that he never gets started. Continue reading Boundaries & Creativity

A Hasty Retreat

A Hasty Retreat

Retreating can be seen as a sign of weakness, but some of the greatest leaders in history have used it to great advantage.

On the battlefield, it can save hundreds of lives that will live to fight another day. In your own personal life, it can help you gather your thoughts and take a much-needed breath of fresh air. Continue reading A Hasty Retreat

What You Wear Matters

What You Wear Matters

This blog is about creativity in the corporate setting, but when you think of the typical highly-creative people from recent history, you might think of people who don’t seem to care how they dress. In fact, dressing well could be seen as a way to kill creativity!

I’m here to tell you that that is completely false. Dressing well does not kill creativity, but enhances your image and gives your creative ideas more authority. But dressing well doesn’t always mean dressing formally. Continue reading What You Wear Matters

Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Every single employee out there right now is motivated by something. But what that motivating factor is plays a big role in how creatively those employees with think and how invested in their work they are.

We can break these motivating factors up into two groups: extrinsic and intrinsic. The former is what is most common in corporate America, but is is the latter that best fosters creative thinking. Continue reading Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

5 Ways to Think Creatively in the Office

5 Ways to Think Creatively in the Office

Creative thinking is a lot like running: if you want to hit your mile time, you need to put in the effort through training. Training in the gym allows a runner to bring those skills to the track. Similarly, training your creative mind outside of work will help you bring new ideas to your team.

I’ve read a lot of blog articles and books about this, and there are a ton of things that can help with creative thinking! Almost so much, in fact, that it can be overwhelming.

Here are the 5 things that have worked for me, and that will certainly allow you to bring creative thinking to your team and see the results. Continue reading 5 Ways to Think Creatively in the Office