What’s Your Anchor?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | No Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  Last week, as I wriggled back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things that leaves me feeling grateful about about the work I get to do is that I learn as much from my participants as they do from me.  Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success, beautifully reminds us how critical cultivating a love of learning is to our success […]

Maybe It’s Time To Accept It

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | No Comments

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  Yet giving ourself permission – or our employees permission – to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s scary to put yourself out there with the […]

Are You Boxing Yourself In?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last week I was talking with an OnStage participant originally from the UK and we got to talking about how people seemed to make decisions about who he was and what he was like as soon as he opened his mouth to speak.  They’d hear his accent and *snap* – decide.  And last night I […]

Finding An Anchor

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 | No Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  As I wriggle back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation for […]

Designing Productivity

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | No Comments

Such a productive day!  I’ve been knocking things off the list all day long and it feels great!  But it’s been interesting to stand outside myself and observe.  What I noticed is that the more to-do-focused I am, the less creative I seem to be.  I suspected that I wasn’t alone in this, so I […]

Accept It

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]