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Creativity is a Measure of Practical Intelligence and is a Learned Skill

Creativity is defined as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.  It is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to search for and find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity is a valuable skill because it can be used as a tool for developing new ideas, increasing efficiency, and...

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The Science of Motivation

Being motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another.  Sometimes there’s not enough coffee in the world to get you going. Motivation is a mystery, a feeling that we understand so poorly that it feels impossible to do anything about it.  But if we try to understand the science behind how motivation works we can better take advantage of its power in our lives. One of...

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Eight Reasons Why Lean Six Sigma Works

Much has been written about Lean Six Sigma and it’s benefits to an organization.  Here are some of the basic reasons. Bottom-line results.  Many projects undertaken will have cost savings potential and should be an integral part of any Lean Six Sigma effort.  In addition, those projects that impact customer satisfaction will also impact the bottom line and result in increased revenue in the...

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Establish Pull In Your Office To Save Money, Avoid Shortages Of Supplies, and Set An Example

Many offices use pull already but just aren’t aware of it.  Nobody knows exactly how many pencils, pens, reams of paper, and toner will be used in the office.  If there were a scheduled, standing order of all these things, you would guess correctly in some cases, have too much in others, and run out of some critical items.  In a well-ran office, somebody is designated to keep the supply...

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Train Your Mind To Think Differently

Dr. Edward de Bono, the world’s leading authority on conceptual thinking as the driver of organizational innovation, strategic leadership, individual creativity, and problem-solving, says we too often confuse wisdom and cleverness.  We concentrate on cleverness and neglect wisdom because we believe that you have to be ancient to be wise.  Cleverness has to do with solving complex puzzles...

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