The Intersection of Science and Improvisation

This is a great TED talk from systems biologist, Uri Alon, about how he incorporates improvisation into his work. Watch the video and then check out my highlights. Highlights of the Talk: We'd all studied science as if it's a series of logical steps between question and answer, but doing research is nothing like that… Continue Reading >

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20 Problem Solving Activities to Improve Creativity

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Creative problem solving requires creative problem solving activities. Because even if you know all of the problem solving steps, it's important to know exercises and techniques to actually execute each phase. Listed below are 20 interactive exercises that will help you through each step of the problem solving process. Note: For the sake of demonstration… Continue Reading >

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The 5 Steps of Problem Solving

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Problem solving is a critical skill for success in business—in fact it’s often what you are hired and paid to do. This article explains the five problem solving steps and provides strategies on how to execute each one. Before we talk about the stages of problem solving, it's important to have a definition of what… Continue Reading >

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Carnival of HR: Humor at Work Edition

If you're correctly applying humor at work, one of the groups you'll be talking to is HR.   Not because they'll be scolding you for taking a break at 3pm to run down a Slip N Slide in the company's front lawn, but because they'll be yearning to learn more about the amazing benefits of humor… Continue Reading >

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Awesome Ideas from the Applied Improvisation Network

This year's Applied Improvisation Network Conference was an incredible experience filled with some amazing ideas. Below are some excerpts that stuck out to me from the workshops I attended: From This Is Your Brain on Improv (Rich Cox & Janet Crawford): Laughter is one of the brain's natural responses to get back in sync with… Continue Reading >

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