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There has been little academic investigation into the impact of saying "thank you" to inspire individuals and teams. Academicians do not seem to have considered this common leadership action, and self-proclaimed leadership experts publishing on the magazine circuit...

Current wisdom in education is that children should be taught computer programming.  The claim is that computer programming is an important skill and that individuals who can program will always have jobs.  That claim is faulty.

Over the last decade there has been...

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Today is the Ides of March, the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. Notwithstanding his unfortunate demise, he stands as one of history's greatest military leaders. Looking at history we can find 8 secrets to his historic success....

January 22, 2018

In order to live effectively, humans must learn to activate their creativity. Creativity is necessary to support humankind’s success on the planet and promote the advancement of civilization.  Also, global society faces complex problems that can only be solved by tapping creati...

November 16, 2017

Recently, much public discourse (as reported in the news) has been scathing and vitriolic.  Individuals representing different sides of a debate have not prepared and delivered thoughtful support for their ideas, but rather have quickly escalated rhetoric to be critical and dem...

October 19, 2017

The concept, or even the existence, of luck is controversial.  By its definition, luck would seem to be a chance occurrence—one that brings good or bad fortune to an individual.  Is luck really the metaphorically accidental occurrence that favors some but has no assignable caus...

September 27, 2017

Why should anyone be interested in creativity?  The answer is simple.  Creativity is the physical manifestation of human ingenuity and pursuing it is pleasurable, exciting, and fun.  Additionally, participating in creative projects can make human creators feel more alive and pr...

August 20, 2017

My decades of experience in corporate and government operations were excellent context for my graduate study in creativity and leadership.  It occurred to me that a vast number of people who worked in both spheres demonstrated a limited ability to creatively attack the challeng...

The research literature on creativity has not traditionally identified the predisposition to take action as a creative characteristic.  However, turning a creative idea into an actual outcome is essential in the creative process.

Action is an essential part of creativity be...

Conventional wisdom represents generally accepted ideas and opinions.  These commonly held beliefs have gained acceptance over time and generally are not scrutinized by the public. 

Conventional wisdom is often akin to accepting facts based on faith. The accepted informat...

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