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Leaning to Action Positive Outliers Self-Awareness

A Portal of Possibilities

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash In my post last week, I went down memory lane and confessed to one of my worst recruitment blunders. This week, I’m still stuck in the past or, as I’d like to think, I’m still learning from my early career experiences. This week, I want to share how captivated I became with […]

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Leaning to Action Self-Awareness Writing

The Creative Heartbeat

The creative heart has a rhythm of expanding and contracting.  When it expands, it creates possibilities, generating ideas, divergent in its thinking, exploring, and pursuing some even further. When it contracts, it is evaluating, assessing, honing, editing, eliminating, critiquing.  Divergence and convergence. In any given moment, we do one or the other.  The mistake that […]

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Positive Outliers

Pure Creativity? Is there any such thing?

What if creativity always starts with what is in your hand?  What if having to create something without reference to what has gone before is illusory. This would mean that being purely original is nonsense. Even God, in the Genesis account, made the man out of the dust of the earth. Was that pure creativity? No. But it was […]

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Leaning to Action Self-Awareness Writing

The War of Writing

In any act of creativity, there is always a war going on. Many people attempting to create don’t get very far because they are unaware of this. Writers suffer from this war. In fact, all writers do. This particular warfare is waged between the writer’s ears. It’s in the writer’s mind. It is about which mental narratives […]

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Leaning to Action

Create or Curate?

Most of us have come across the saying that every five-year-old is an artist, and by the age of ten very few of them are. It does ask questions about creativity and how we raise kids. I’m convinced that if we have a broad enough view of “creativity” nearly everyone can express creativity. When we […]