Learning to Unlearn

Learning to Unlearn

A new season has approached. The sun is coming up earlier than usual, the birds are chirping merrily, flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is getting warmer. A definite welcome change to the cold, dreary winter months. As our environment is undergoing it’s usual change, it may be time to also look at how your business handles change. The old saying goes: Change is as good as a holiday. And in many cases, it is, but why is it that...

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Change and Creativity. Part 4: The Creativity Cascade.

The best way to manage change is to create your own! But for many people creativity as part of initiating change is a difficult process to understand. Most people shy away from creativity because they hold a false assumption that they are not creative and that creativity is the domain of “arty” people. The ones you find at ad agencies. In this 4th installment in the blog mini-series, I’ll show you that being creative in the...

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Change and Creativity. Part 3: 4 Secrets of Creative Experts.

Change is a constant in the business world. In fact the business world has never changed faster and faced more challenges than it does today. In the 3rd installment of this series on change and creativity, Erik Vermeulen looks at the 4 Secrets Creative Experts employ to deal with change and generate answers. Secret #1: Become an expert. Before you can be truly creative in your field, you need to become an expert. Research has shown that it...

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Change and Creativity. Part 2: Components of Creativity.

In the second part of this blog series on Change and Creativity, I’ll look at the Components of Creativity. A lot of leaders and business people tend to shun creativity under the false impression that they are not creative or “arty”, or “out of the box thinkers”. The truth is, creativity is both a creative and an analytical process. People with both these traits can be very creative. But what are the components...

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