"Some people are explosively creative. They don’t need creativity exercises or structure to sustain their voluminous creative output. Then there’s the rest of us. If pure creativity eludes you, then creativity eludes you, then having the right structures, exercises, and tools helps you get more from your natural creative thinking skills. For the rest of us trying to figure out how to be more creative, having a personal creative thinking skills formula can be an incredible help."
Here are this week’s 10 best leadership links–hot off the presses: 1. A well made slideshow describing why some people get stuck and advice on how to get unstuck. 2. Title says it all: 7 employees you should fire now.
There was a lot of buzz on the Internet recently about a report and infographic from Manta.com stating that 60 percent of small business owners are not realizing a return on their social media marketing efforts.
"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"
"For edtech startups to be be profoundly successful (ie. transform learning experiences on a grand scale) they really need to be innovative with their pedagogy as well as their technology. Otherwise, there is a danger that things they build will just end up replicating existing practices, only faster and shinier."
"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."