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How Art Can Help to De-stress at Work

Did you know that US workers are considered the most overworked in the developed world? According to a Forbes article, we work longer hours and have more stress-related illnesses than Europe and Japan. On top of that, the holiday season … Continue reading

 

Collaborative Creativity

“Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.”  – Ed Catmull, Pixar What is it … Continue reading

 

Debunking the Myth of the Lone Genius

We often tend to believe that innovation is the work of  lone geniuses. In his book Group Genius, psychologist Keith Sawyer is debunking the myth of the lone genius. He explains that even though we know people like Darwin and … Continue reading

 

How to prepare for the workforce shift of 2020

Happy New Year! Each time we start a new year it feels like we are taking a step into the future. In Germany we have the tradition of “Bleigiessen” —  a game to predict what the coming year has in … Continue reading

 

Giving Productive Feedback for Creative Work

When you are asked to give feedback, are you honest? Are you brutally honest? Or are you rather diplomatic? Are you flatout lying, as in “yes, those new shoes look really cute on you….” Giving feedback can be hard. And … Continue reading

 

How Leaders Model Engagement During Team Building

Lack of employee engagement 70% of US workers are not engaged at work. This problem isn’t new. We are still struggling to find solutions. There is plenty of data to support the fact that companies with high employee engagement are … Continue reading

 

The Three Pillars of Team-Building

The problem facing communities today is not the issues, it is the inability to build and maintain coalitions to deal with those issues.   – John Gardner Does team building work or is it just a waste of money? No question, … Continue reading