I’m planning a day-long marketing workshop with a friend who is, among other things, an improv actress. If you know nothing else about improvisation, you might recognize the foundational concept of “Yes, and,” which encourages actors to accept what others do… Read More ›
My smart and talented friend Amanda Hirsch wrote a thought-provoking blog post about the challenge of juggling her work, parenting and creative pursuits. In a post headlined, Making Art and Getting Old, she wrote: lately, I just feel like a square peg, and… Read More ›
Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker, creative coach, corporate consultant and social activist. She has been seen on Showtime on The Green Room With Paul Provenza, is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed… Read More ›
Ittai Shapira has been a musician his entire life. He began playing violin in his native Israel at age 9 and never considered another career. But in recent years, his career path has taken a turn, as New Yorker Shapira… Read More ›
Because we don’t have to devote much conscious effort to the act of walking, our attention is free to wander—to overlay the world before us with a parade of images from the mind’s theatre. This is precisely the kind of mental state that studies have linked to innovative ideas and strokes of insight.
If your workplace doesn’t have a culture of truly letting people leave their cares behind when they take vacation — or if it’s frowned upon to even take vacation — maybe you can tell your boss that you need some task-negative time in order to tap into your best problem-solving insights?
Which sounds more like your reality? That’s the way we’ve always done it Let’s think outside the box A recent Slate article headlined, “Inside the Box: People don’t actually like creativity,” rang true for me. One of the mantras I heard… Read More ›
Death has been close to me recently. Our neighbor died, my dad’s brother died, a business school classmate died. I am aware of our mortality but these various losses have brought that difficult truth front and center. In this already… Read More ›