creativity

5 Tips for Using Imaginative Play to Boost Your Innovation and Creativity

By |2022-10-17T09:29:07-04:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Imaginative Play As children, our naturally inquisitive minds are designed for imaginative play. Depending on how you slice the data, children ask an average of 69 to 107 questions each hour they are engaged in conversation with adults. Our minds are little sponges, soaking up every piece of information we can get our hands-on. Then, instead [...]

Why Your Fear Zone is Killing Your Creativity

By |2022-06-07T09:33:56-04:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Learning|Tags: , , |

Imagine you are enjoying a leisurely stroll through the forest. The path winds around fragrant rose bushes and wildflowers and cuts through towering oak and maple trees. Your mind is free to wander as it pleases. It uses its imagination and creativity to daydream or think up new ideas. As you follow the winding path around [...]

How Crude Experimentation Maximizes Innovation to Drive Success

By |2022-02-16T11:12:16-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Innovation, Learning|Tags: , , |

The Problem with Traditional Experimentation Experimentation and innovation cannot exist without one another. To embrace innovation, we must also embrace the experimental process. But this is not quite as easy as coming up with new ideas and testing each of them. Each new idea will cost a company in time, money, and manpower, and these resources [...]

Lee Iacocca’s Wisdom and 9 C’s of Leadership

By |2019-11-06T22:03:11-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Management|Tags: , , , |

This summer I lost a good friend. We all lost a visionary lean leader and legend in the automotive community, Lee Iacocca.  Lee was a self-made man who many Americans once wished would run for president, Iacocca saved the Chrysler Corporation from financial ruin, masterminded the creation of the minivan, and oversaw the renovation of Ellis [...]

Benefits of Daydreaming

By |2020-11-23T10:16:20-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Creative|Tags: , , , , , |

Daydreaming is the act of allowing your mind to wander away from the task at hand. While seemingly simple, research suggests that it can be a very powerful act when it comes to stimulating your creativity. Creative Problem Solving When the mind enters into a daydreaming state, it reduces stress in the body and helps your [...]

What Can We Learn From Kindergarteners?

By |2019-06-27T14:05:28-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Creative, Innovation|Tags: , , , |

A Kindergarten classroom is always full of delight and playfulness. The classrooms are spaces where little students can express themselves and their creativity. It is a space that allows them to engage their creativity and explore their talents - a colorful and vibrant setting that can at times get quite messy. Children’s imaginations can run so [...]

Creativity–An Intended Consequence

By |2012-04-09T18:54:06-04:00April 9th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

I couldn’t possibly count the number of times I heard that “I work in an environment that requires creativity and lean doesn’t apply to my work”.  Over and over again I have offered how important lean principles are to creating an environment for creativity.  I am convinced more than ever that this is true but I [...]

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