Linda Naiman

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How to Win over Critics and Get People to Love Your Ideas

Get people onboard and get going.<p>One of the skills I've had to develop over the years is the ability to influence people to embrace and accept dramatically new and unfamiliar ideas. In my first career as a designer, I've learned it is best to have at least three solutions for consideration, not …

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How to Manage 'Wild and Unpredictable' Creative Chaos in Business

Jon Kolko tackles the topic of creative clarity in a new book.<p>"Most companies don't really know what creativity is, so they can't benefit from it," says Jon Kolko, founder of Austin Center for Design, "and when they try to inject creativity into new methodologies such as design thinking, the result …

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Book Review: The Creativity Project

Can I admit, the comics and graphic stories here were my favorites?<p><i>The Creativity Project</i> is a book that teacher/book lover Colby Sharpe put together …

Secrets to Creativity from Celebrated Authors

Universal lessons from writers on creativity, inspiration, and the creative process.<p>What inspires you? That is the question Joe Fassler asked 48 of the most celebrated authors in the world--including Elisabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, and Stephen King--as the starting point …

Looking for Ways to Inspire Creativity in Employees?

Harness the power of art<p>When I watched a PBS documentary about the Medici's role as the godfathers of the Renaissance, it occurred to me that wherever there is power, there is art, and wherever ever there is art, there is power. Think about it: kings, queens, emperors, titans, and popes throughout …

Luxury retailers like Louis Vuitton are blurring the lines between art and commerce, and for good reason

Art adds value to luxury brands. Can it do the same for yours?<p>Art isn't just for decoration. It can also be used as a strategic marketing and branding tool that evokes desire from consumers. As globalization and digital culture redefine luxury and exclusivity, savvy retailers have turned to the art …

Breakthrough Your Obstacles with 3 Simple Mind-Shifts

How to illuminate options and solutions you were previously blind to<p>Successful artists, leaders and innovators have one thing in common: The ability to frame and re-frame issues that influence the way people perceive a situation and thus influence behavior. Framing is used to describe the context …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

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Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

The Seven Essential Leadership Capacities That Help You Shape the Future | Inc.com

1. Holding the space of listening<p>The foundational capacity of the U is listening. It involves suspending your voice of judgment and keeping an open mind as you listen to others, to your own inklings, and to what is emerging from the collective."Transform the fields of conversation from downloading …

What Kind of Leader Do You Need to Be to Create Change and Shape the Future? | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why we are stuck in so many quagmires as we attempt to make major change in business, organizations and even society itself? We might find an explanation from Einstein through his well-known observation that we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we …

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How to Host Strategic Conversations That Inspire Creativity, Innovation and Engagement | Inc.com

As an artist/designer and coach, I'm interested in exploring the essence of people, places and things. When it comes to business, it's been said that the basic unit of business is relationships and that the basic unit of relationships is dialogue. How we feel about each other impacts the quality of …

Here's How NASA Is Using Legos to Come Up With Ideas (And How You Can Do the Same) | Inc.com

Recently, NASA and Lego collaborated on a project to educate children on outer space. Together on the Lego site, they use Lego bricks to explain the galaxy and space exploration. As a way to get children to exercise their creativity, they also launched a contest in which participants create space …

Want to Come Up With More Brilliant Ideas? This Is the Key Ingredient, According to Social Science | Inc.com

Teresa Amabile, a social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor, has been conducting studies about creativity in the workplace for years in her quest to open up the "black box" of creativity. Some of the most profound insights uncovered by Amabile and her team of researchers have come …

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6 Strategies Inspired by a Nobel Prize Winner That Will Help You Design Better Solutions | Inc.com

Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for integrating psychology with economics. He has played a crucial role in the development of behavioral economics over the past 40 years, which has had a significant impact on economists, researchers, business, and government …

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5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter | Inc.com

When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified because I could have frozen my computer, …

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Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key | Inc.com

Moura Quayle has had an amazing career as a landscape architect, urban-systems designer, a strategic-design scholar, senior leader in government, university dean, and co-founder of UBC Sauder School of Business d.studio. Quayle draws from her multi-faceted background in academia, government and …

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Swiping Boredom Away May Be Killing Your Creativity (According to Science) | Inc.com

I was hosting a dinner the other night for neighbors, and the subject of boredom came up during our conversation. One of my guests, an engineer and an entrepreneur, mentioned he has trouble sleeping because he can't shut off his constant stream of thoughts at night. Another guest, a psychologist, …

How to Find a Spontaneous Pathway to Creative Ideas | Inc.com

I find it odd that in the current corporate quest to codify creativity and design thinking, not much is said about the unconscious or the imagination, yet these are integral to any creative process, be it art, design or business innovation.<p>Milton Glaser, one of the great graphic designers of our …

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It's Time to Rethink Your Talent Strategy (According to New Study) and Design Thinking Can Help | Inc.com

I have written about why your HR department should embrace design thinking in a previous column and now a study on <b>"</b>Designing and Refining Talent Acquisition" reinforces the important role Design Thinking plays in HR. Findings from a survey of 307 HR practitioners conducted by the Human Capital …

How to Cultivate a Hotbed of Innovation: Insights From a Corporate Insider | Inc.com

Two senior vice presidents in finance and manufacturing provided executive sponsorship of the project because they believed in its strategic importance to the future of the company.<p>The innovation we were developing was risky, and they cultivated a we-are-all-in-this-together ethos that was both …

Report: Innovation insights from around the world, 2017

<b>When it comes to innovation in the workplace, what do 1,200 executives in 44 countries believe is having the greatest impact?</b> In our latest <i>Innovation</i> …

How Artists, Scientists and Entrepreneurs Get Their Creative Juices Flowing | Inc.com

Simply put, it takes imagination to be creative, and it takes creativity to innovate. Here are some easy and fun ways to activate your imagination. Start experimenting today!<p>1. Take time to be idle and tap into your intuitive imagination<p>Pentagram's legendary graphic designer Paula Scher gets her …

This Powerful Mantra Will Help You Navigate Any Emotionally Charged Conflict | Inc.com

One day, back in 2000, I was chatting with Ken Wiesner, about creativity, leadership and change in organizations. At the time, Ken was Chief Operating Officer for the District of Pitt Meadows, a suburb of Vancouver, which was experiencing growing pains due to the needs of a burgeoning urban …

30 Lessons Leonardo da Vinci Has Taught Me About Photography, Art, and Life

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate ‘autodictat’ (someone who taught himself everything).<p>Download<p>To read this on the go, you can download the files …

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If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things | Inc.com

Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with hard-driving "type A" players, who went to top schools and have impressive …

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You Only Need 10 Minutes to be More Creative

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so <i>talented</i>,” but truthfully, …

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The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts | Inc.com

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine learning and natural language processing technologies will have a huge impact media, advertising, retail, finance, and healthcare industries in the near future. Gartner claims that 85% of all customer interactions won't require human customer …

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​Creativity Is Crucial In Data Science | Articles | Big Data

Data science might not be seen as the most creative of pursuits.<p>You add a load of data into a repository, and you crunch it the other end to draw …