September 30, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Leveraging the Gig Economy Keeps Innovation Flowing

The future of work involves embracing the gig economy, which includes freelancers, partners, and other vendors. Business leaders must scale with this in mind.
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September 29, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Pushing your limits

One of my family members recently had surgery on a limb and is now in physiotherapy for rehabilitation. She is doing very well. In fact the doctors are describing her as a star performer. But other people in the clinic are barely making any progress. As part of physiotherapy, patients are given exercises they need […]

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September 29, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time

Crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives are vital by bringing vast stakeholders together to share ideas on complex problems and opportunities. Much of the focus is set on engaging the crowd yet deciding which ideas to take a risk on requires data…

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September 28, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Waiting for your opponents to die

Max Planck knew how to change the world. His ideas around quantisation of energy completely revolutionised how we think about physics, the world around us, and how small things can become. But he also knew that you cannot convince everyone that your new ideas are true. Some people will continue to resist new information, and […]

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September 25, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Here Comes the Awakening Creativity Conference

If you reading this, there’s a very good chance you are interested in exploring ways to spark innovation and creativity. If so, I invite you to click the link below and register for a FREE 5-day, online conference on AWAKENING CREATIVITY, beginning o…

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September 25, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Public Art as a Storytelling Medium

Stories can be told in many ways — not just with words. Here is a great example of how it’s done with public art in Springfield, Massachusetts. Storytelling is all about the art of communicating a message in a way that is inspiring, memorable, and m…

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September 23, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: 26 Self-Inquiry Pages for Review

Dear Ellen, Fran, Prentiss, Hugo, Patti, Greg, Patricia, Anita, Gera, Tucker, Sameer, Esra, Jawwad, Mehreen, Corrine, and Lana:

Greetings from the International Headquarters of the YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY — my kitchen. What follows are the self-i…

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September 13, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

REIMAGINING DISCIPLINE

Soon after launching my new online course on the creative process, I began talking with the people who enrolled. I was curious to learn, from their perspective, what kind of obstacles they were facing — the “stuff” that got in the way of manifestin…

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September 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Does It Really Take to Learn Anything from Somebody Else?

Since 1987, I have been providing consulting and training services to a wide variety of forward thinking organizations who have recognized their need to raise the bar for creative thinking, innovation, and teamwork. An optimist, by nature, I have al…

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September 8, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What to Tell Your Boss When You Make the Case for Innovation Management

The term “innovation management” has been around for a long time (at least since the 1980s – if not before), but for many business leaders establishing a sustainable innovation management program is still a new concept. Executives aren’t sure what skil…

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September 7, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

100 Lame Excuses for Not Moving Forward With Your Great Idea

Do you have an inspired idea or project you want to manifest, but… er… um… just can’t seem to get things rolling? Chances are good your reasons why are on the list below. No problem. Join the club. Without beating yourself up, simply note the…

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September 1, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Stop Zoom Fatigue: Having cameras on is especially hard on women and newcomers

If you have ever been exhausted after long sessions on videoconference, you are not alone. Now, just-released research shows that being forced to have the cameras on may be one of the main reasons why. A new study titled The fatiguing effects of camera use in virtual meetings set out to find out what difference […]

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