Be an Inspiration

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“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Steven Spielberg When seempli was first launched, I had a mission: to help anyone on the planet realize their creative potential. It is not a trivial mission to achieve, but four years later, I know now more than ever before that it is achievable. I know that because everywhere I look, I see people with so much potential starting realize what … Read More

habit zero #127

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the challenge   Yesterday we played with the Natural Order Seed. My Insight was derived from one possible interpretation of the Seed: I found order in a chaotic and random environment. But you couldn’t see this in the Insight itself since the context was not part of it. So today we will play again with the same Seed, but let’s take it literally: let’s find Insights in which both the chaos and the order play together.

Performance Enabling

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Organizations love to measure things. Anything. Some organizations are obsessed with measurements, and for a good reason: organizations have to be managed and, as everyone knows, if you can’t measure something you can’t manage it. Or can you? Organizations are built by people. People are the most important asset an organization has. And assets… (you guessed it) have to be managed. Or more accurately: their performance has to be managed. Just like you monitor and manage the performance of your financial or real estate assets. And this is probably how the term Performance Management was coined. The next step was obvious… Soon, performance evaluation processes were routine. And with them came grading systems, tools to collect, analyze, and manage the data on your Human Capital. And while there is always some new trends, tools, or methods, the focus of many organizations remains to measure and manage the performance of their most valuable assets. Here’s the Wikipedia definition of Performance Management: Performance management (PM) includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met effectively and efficiently. What word do you think stands out in this definition? What caught my eye is the verb “to ensure.” Despite being associated with a … Read More

The ‘I’ in Team’s Creativity

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You know the saying “There’s no I in Team”? It is one of these generic statements that are being pulled in situations where a real answer that addresses the situation is hard to craft. It also has a nice ring to it and when combined with the fact there is really no ‘I’ in the word “team”, you have a killer slogan you can use for lack of anything better to say.

Against the Stream

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Most organizations in the world aim to be innovative. Without a doubt, they demand their employees to be creative. At least so they say. Many of these organizations, however, fail to provide their employees the right settings for creativity and innovation to flourish.

Make Innovation a FACT

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Here are a few statements I find myself saying (or repeating) on a regular basis: In your organization, anyone can be creative. Creativity is not just for “creative” professions Innovation can come from anywhere in your organization — not only from R&D Innovation should run in the organization’s bloodstream.

Open Space

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Are you working in an open space? No, I don’t mean the physical cubicles. Are you working in an open environment? Do you have the space to be creative, to take risks, and to fail?

On Building Skills and Quick Wins

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How much are you willing to invest in your creativity? Not in terms of money. Let’s talk about time: are you willing to spend 10-20 minutes a day for an entire year? Or will you prefer a one-day workshop to boost your creativity? And how about other skills? Can you really become a better manager or run a more effective life by attending a workshop? Will you wake up the next day with better skills and new capabilities? Many (maybe even most) organizations tend to search for quick wins. But when it comes to building skills quick wins are often a facade. There might be wins along the way, but if you stop with the “quick” ones, the effect will not last. Let’s understand why so many organizations look for quick wins and what is the inherent problem with that approach.

The Innovation Run

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The easiest way to complete a 5K run is to take a taxi! I’m serious. If all you need to do is to get to your specific destination in the fastest way possible – take a car. If you even don’t want to drive – have someone do the driving for you. It is not only legitimate; it is your best option… if you just need to get there already. There is another way, though. It requires much more effort and discipline. It requires patience. It will certainly not get you to the 5K finish line faster. And yet, many decide to take this path, which can take weeks and even months to accomplish. For some strange reason, they have decided to invest in being able to complete a 5K run by themselves.

The Organizational Creative Challenge

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When it comes to creativity, organizations are in a tough spot. It starts with the realization that innovation is essential to the success of almost any organization. Even if your organization is not at the cutting edge of technology, and even if it operates in a more or less traditional domain, innovation, in its broadest sense, is a key to achieving even more challenging targets.