Tag Archives: inspiration

Are You Part of the E-Reading Trend?

Have you read an e-book recently? If you said yes, it’s likely that you: Read more books, including print versions, than those who say no. The average e-book reader reports reading 24 books in the past 12 months. This compares … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: 11 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Through the years, philosophers, scholars and management consultants have attempted to describe the ingredients of good leadership. Is there a recipe you can follow? Or are you born a leader? The low expectations for leaders of all types — business, … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Creativity Quotient

Journalist Jonah Lehrer previewed his new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” in the March 9 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Whether it was the author’s encouraging tone or his myth-breaking stance about who really fits the creative profile, the … Continue reading

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A Communications Resource and Eight Tips for Memorable Leadership

If you write, present or simply seek inspiration from thought leaders, you may be interested in a new resource from TED. The team behind “ideas worth spreading” has collected memorable quotes from its presenters in categories that include business, creativity, … Continue reading

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Putting Visual Storytelling to Work for Your Brand

Does it seem that as soon as you’ve mastered one social networking tool, another appears? One promising site for brands whose business or product has a strong visual component is Pinterest. A virtual bulletin board, it describes itself as a … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up 2011 with Insights from Three Communications Experts

With the end of the year approaching, I asked several expert communicators to share an “aha” or insight from the past year and reflect on how it will impact their practice of communications in the year ahead. Each has mastered … Continue reading

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Become a Content King with Ideas from the Ultimate Content Creator

According to new research from the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs, 60 percent of marketers plan to devote more of their budgets to content marketing in 2012. This is an increase of 9 percent from the prior year’s survey. … Continue reading

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Does Your Child’s Name Predict Leadership Success?

BabyCenter, a parenting website, just announced the most popular baby names of 2011. Almost immediately, I recalled a story released by LinkedIn earlier this year highlighting the most common names for CEOs. For fun, I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

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Four TED Talks to Inspire Your Creativity — Part Two

In Part One, we met visual storyteller Béatrice Coron and arts educator Sir Ken Robinson. The series concludes with insights from a writer and a film director on how they create. Writer Curiosity drives Amy Tan’s creative process. It serves … Continue reading

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Four TED Talks to Inspire Your Creativity — Part One

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design) feature some of the world’s most intriguing speakers, who share ideas worth spreading. Recently, I discovered four speakers whose experiences with the creative process, while distinct, have commonalities. You’ll find the first part of … Continue reading

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