Tool Box

Dr.Stephen C. Johnson once said “A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author.” One of the most deadly types of poison that can infect a team…and a especially a creative team…is the idea that a task is not part of our job. When these words are said,…

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Don’t Protect Your Ideas.

Photo Props It’s shocking how protective the creative class can get about an idea. So many creative people treat their ideas like it’s the last one they will ever have, or at least the last good one. We get so paranoid about our ideas that we hide them, guard them, and rarely let them ever…

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A Little Reminder

photo props As creative people, we’re forced to live surrounded by reminders as our focus and our work are easily clouded by tasks. But at the same time, a good solid reminder never hurt anyone. Actually, reminders keep us from missing opportunities that could be vital to our success. Unfortunately, it’s our own success that…

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Sundays are…

Sundays are big…obviously. They’re big because we get to share something special. We get the chance to show someone a side of life that may be completely new to them. Sundays are… …filled with hope. …filled with worship. …filled with expectancy. …filled with community. …filled with the possibility of changing the course of our lives….

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Battling Uncertainty, Fear, and Fighting for our Best Ideas

Photo Props: Creativity is becoming more valued in our world today. Ironically, studies show that creative ideas are actually less embraced than ever before. The reason? The level of uncertainty that those really good creative ideas create. A 2010 study conducted by Cornell professor Jack Goncalo shows that most management teams resist the most creative…

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Becoming A Creative Leader

Photo Props Creativity is a battle. It’s fighting for great and refusing to settle for good. It’s being willing to fight and do hard work to develop something new, better, different, unique, awesome. It is an honor to get to lead creative teams into battle every day. From time to time, though, we have to…

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Audacious Faith For Your Creative Dreams

Ben is an inspiration. He takes giant leaps of faith that require audacious faith. When I asked him a few months ago in NYC what he was dreaming up next he started to unpack this amazing and massive idea. Today I get to share a piece of it with you. He and the rest of…

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Now…Wait

Sundays are whiplash. There are emotions everywhere on a Sunday because we are passionate about creating great experiences for people to engage our Creator. Most of us get the privledge of working with volunteer teams in order to create these environments. Since we are responsible for creating great and creative church services it is our…

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Adjust or be Adjusted

A very important lesson that I have learned in life is this: Adjust or be adjusted. As creative people, we need to be intentional with our ability to adjust. We should daily be ready to adjust to markets, timelines, circumstances, personalities, opportunities, risks, or even successes. As creative teams, we develop solutions. When we stay…

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