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August 3, 2017

The Difference Between the Way the Average Person Thinks and a Creative Genius Thinks

Michael Michalko recently published this article on and I found it to be absolutely fascinating! First of all, thank you Michael for educating me on when and where the phrase ‘thinking outside of the box’ came from. I hear…

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July 27, 2017

The Biggest Obstacle to Creativity is Being Too Busy

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Emma Seppälä, Science Director at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, for writing this amazing article on the importance of relaxation when generating breakthrough ideas! I totally understand that…

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July 20, 2017

For Those Who Think They Aren’t Creative

“But I’m not creative!” … It’s a statement I hear daily! As if it’s a pre-existing condition, a God-given gift, a talent that only some of us were born with. WRONG! When guests walk into a brainstorming session, I regularly…

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June 27, 2017

Activating Your Inner Creativity

Michael Michalko is one of my most revered authors and speakers on the subject of creativity. I own all of his books and follow his blogs and articles religiously! Michael recently wrote an article entitled Activate Your Inner Creativity in…

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June 8, 2017

Ten New Rules for Group Brainstorming: What works and what doesn’t

There is never a question that there are different thinking styles in any room! Judah Pollack and Olivia Fox Cabane wrote an article about how we can brainstorm without alienating introverts. The authors maintain that it is critical to acknowledge…

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August 8, 2016

Tips For More Creative Ideas –

Marilyn appeared on the Profit Guide to provide insight on how leaders can inspire their teams and companies to find amazingly innovative solutions to their problems.   Marilyn Barefoot learned the technique she now teaches from Tetra Pak—the company, not…

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May 7, 2015

Sensory Igniters in Brainstorming

We all tap into our subconscious and creative minds in different ways – and that’s where the most interesting and innovative ideas often come from! All of us get there differently which is why the most effective brainstorming sessions incorporate…

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