Creating Water Out Of Dust

One of the most amazing things about creativity is how when we are our most creative we get the chance to create something out of seemingly nothing. Creative people see potential where there seems to be nothing of value. That is what Charity Water does every day. And especially in September. Charity Water has a…

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Leadership…

President “Teddy” Roosevelt was a phenomenal leader who once said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who at his worst, if he…

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Its Not The Big Things

  Tim Corbin, head baseball coach at Vanderbilt University, understands how little wins can create momentum. Coach Corbin practices winning with his team so that, when they do win, they are not surprised. Coach Corbin is so committed to winning that he has his players practice winning the national anthem. Vanderbilt never leaves the field…

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Answering The Call To Creativity

Photo Props: The call to creativity is being heard loudly and around the world. There are few industries where the call is quieter than in the world of Churches. Everyone believes that being a little more creative could help to woo potential parishioners to give our church a chance. So when we are commissioned, as…

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5 Traits We Share With The Most Creative People

Do you know what you have in common with 1,000 of the most creative people in the world? Everything! Professor and author Hal Gregersen conducted a study on 7,000 people and identified 1,000 “star creatives” and 6,000 workers. Through the course of the study, the produced results supported the fact that with intentionality around five…

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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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