Chris Spooner

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Silence the Critical Voices in Your Head

There’s one debilitating behavior that most of us fall victim to with great regularity: listening to critical voices in our heads. Whether they originate from external criticism or our own fears and doubts, these negative voices tell us we’re not good enough, kind enough, or productive enough. …

The NFL is becoming more disturbing than appealing, and TV viewers are tuning out

The NFL’s firm grip on the psyche is based in the fact that it’s the most real, live event on live television. Every game is a character-driven story and a high-speed chase in which the action and the stakes of a collision are genuine. But lately the NFL has seemed formulaic and lacking in a …

NFL

Want to Know Julian Assange's Endgame? He Told You a Decade Ago

Amid a seemingly incessant deluge of leaks and hacks, Washington, DC staffers have learned to imagine how even the most benign email would look a …

How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products.<p>It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily …

5 Speaking Secrets From the Most Viewed TED Talks

Learn the strategies that make TED speakers so compelling.<p>TED Talks inspire and inform on many subjects, from entrepreneurship to creativity.<p>Many of the TED Talks have racked up millions or tens of millions of views, and each of the most-viewed TED Talks serves as a master class in effective and …

10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money

I hope everyone had a good summer. It’s hard to believe it’s over, yet here we are. Still feeling the summer breeze of warm ocean wind. Still …

UX Design

4 Ways To Find Inspiration Everywhere

Can the world around you make you more creative? Yes. Yes, it can. Here’s how.<p>Some people wax rhapsodic about being “inspired” by a beautiful piece of art or a breathtaking sunset. They paint their offices blue and adorn the walls with reprints of well-known paintings.<p>But does that sort of thing …

Practice Guide to Run a Google Design Sprint

The design process plays an essential role in achieving product success by ensuring that the user is at the heart of the development process and that …

Design

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As ‘Fisher’ Churned, Conversations About Campus Diversity Evolved

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

Productivity

Four Rules I Followed to Stop Being a Pushover and Make Myself More Powerful

You know those people who apologize for everything, and you point it out to them, and then they apologize for apologizing? Yep, that’s me. I’ve been …

Self-help

Beyond The Whiteboard: Rethinking How Business Schools Teach Design

At Yale, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand are teaching tomorrow’s executives to think like designers–but also to be better clients.<p>“Design thinking” has become the watchword for an entire generation of MBAs who think that becoming the next Steve Jobs is as easy as a whiteboard filled with …

What Productivity Systems Won’t Solve

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for the perfect productivity system. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist.<p>The problem isn’t with the productivity …

5 Productivity Techniques that will Squeeze work out of you like Magic

Leaders and entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game know how to achieve what they want in less time than others. We can learn a lot from the …

Time Management

Meeting Hacks, Natural Attractors, and the New Work Summit

On March 1, Susan Cain and Pat Wadors joined Charles Duhigg at the <i>New York Times</i>-sponsored New Work Summit to discuss how people of all temperaments …

Eight Things Design Thinking has Taught Me, And Changed My Life

Shares 0<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>Linda Quarles discusses design thinking and ways to incorporate it</i> …

Design

Transforming life insurance with design thinking

Better addressing the evolving needs of consumers can help incumbents win their loyalty—and protect against new competitors.<p><b>For generations, the life</b> …

How design thinking helped me learn to love my discipline

When I first encountered design thinking, I made a common mistake among those who are tired or even burnt out as a result of doggedly working within …

Evangelize Outcome, Not Design

As head of design at IBM, Phil Gilbert leads a program of historic proportions to reinvigorate IBM’s business through the power of Design Thinking. …

SAP SE

The Real Story Behind Storytelling

March 11, 2016<p>Which skill is more important—telling a great story or being especially successful at eliciting donors’ stories?<p>Many fundraisers are …

Philanthropy

5 Key Trends In Design Leadership

Design finally has a seat at the table. Here’s what is next.<p>General Electric, the nation’s largest industrial company, recently announced it will relocate its headquarters from suburban Connecticut to tech-centric Boston. Intriguingly, of the 800 employees going to the new headquarters, only 200 …

Building a design-driven culture

It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how to embed experience design in your …

Design

The secret to Getting Things Done

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings

From The New York Public Library<p>I am frequently flummoxed by the complete misalignment between a team’s mandate and the agenda for their meetings. My favorite example was a Corporate Affairs team that had an ambitious agenda to work collaboratively to transform the perception of the organization …

Ice and Eskimos

I’ve written before about the sales mindset. But I’d like to expand on this subject with some additional thoughts. Entrepreneurs are always selling …

Selling

Prototyping Online Course

Course Overview<p><i>From Ideas to Action</i> is a deep dive into the design thinking skills of ideation, prototyping, and iteration. This 5-week course will …

Design

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …