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Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation

Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

While many organizations focus on addressing problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they do this is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified, it can become a source of competitive advantage. (and a work design of innovation, which is core to culture. Can't do 'culture' without work designed that way.


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Carol Sanford's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:57 AM

This is easier than it sounds, and this pieces misses a lot. It does not yet the mind of everyone outside of the business by asking them to choose to serve what is beyond the company and its life. Read 10 cases studies of large and small companies (in The Responsible Business)  change culture, then strategy and work design so that there only measures for the success of the stakeholders. It sends innovation and results through the roof. www.carolsanford.com

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Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking

Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
One of the challenges you face as an entrepreneur is how to overcome negative thinking. Negativity comes in many forms - parents, friends, colleagues, and generally anyone who doesn't understand what it's like to build a business.
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Carol Sanford's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:18 AM
This is why Personal Development for Change Agents is core to being an entrepreneur but particularly, The Responsible Entrepreneur. Ask me about it.
Carol Sanford's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:06 AM

Negative thinking results when we have attachments to the way we "expect" or "assume" thinks will be an turn out. The best antidote is learning to "see" these happen in our mind and releasing them JUST BY watching them. They lose power when observed. 

 

The tendency is strong to stop watching the assumption or expectation and go back to "expecting" and "assuming" and asociating disappoint with it. But with practice, a particular assumption and expectation we hold over and over will have les power. Being observed breaks up the smooth path to negative thoughts and then shortfalls in outcomes.

 

It is core to what we teach at The REsponsible Entrepreneur Institute- to ourselves and community members. And what we write about in our blogs and white papers as it relates to Strategic Thinking, Leadership and how we design work and manage work and people. 

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Even With Twice As Many Users, Google Still Lags Apple In App Revenue

Even With Twice As Many Users, Google Still Lags Apple In App Revenue | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Apple remains the most lucrative platform for developers.

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The is an Essence Alignment example. Apps are a creation of Apple and others followed and there is a lot of replicating. 

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Jeff Anderson | GSN's curator insight, June 30, 8:22 AM

At Google's developer conference, it said it paid $5 billion to developers in the past 12 months.


Google is quickly closing the gap on Apple, though it still lags considerably. Google has 1 billion monthly active users on Android. Apple has ~500 million. With twice as many users, Google should have more revenue than Apple from app sales.

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Tim Cook Soundly Rejects Politics of the NCPPR, Suggests Group Sell Apple’s Stock - The Mac Observer

Tim Cook Soundly Rejects Politics of the NCPPR, Suggests Group Sell Apple’s Stock - The Mac Observer | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
In an emotional response to the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), Apple CEO Tim Cook soundly rejected the politics of the group and suggested it stop investing in Apple if it doesn't like his approach to sustainability and other issues.

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another example of how Tim Cook is paying attention to the values that must be considered in running a company and Investing. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 1, 1:28 PM

Glad to see some corporations with a conscience and a healthy outlook at what's going on with the planet.

Also glad by the way he put the NCPPR in its place.

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How To Sell Ideas Like Gladwell

How To Sell Ideas Like Gladwell | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Whether you like him or not, Malcolm Gladwell does an amazing job of communicating ideas. Here are three tips we can learn about selling our own ideas.Whether you agree with his conclusions or not,

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KIES rather than KISS. KIES is Keep it essential stupid. Find what is essential and nothing more is different that break into the smallest chunk. Then stories and tension work on the right things. KISS is not waht Gladwell does. 

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Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop

Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

"The worship of convention will never lead to astonishment." Tama J. Kieves

 

Many artists and creative leaders in various fields are unconventional, embracing unique thinking, following their own path. Not conforming.


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Love this quote. That is the philosophy of The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute. Revealing uniqueness, we think it is Essence, is the foundation of all great businesses, products, campaigns, worker contribution and happy lives. www.ResponsibleTrep.com Get Your Essence On!

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Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:50 PM

"If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different." Ain't that the truth...

David Hain's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:54 PM

Great quote, excellent short article with good links!

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Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking

Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
One of the challenges you face as an entrepreneur is how to overcome negative thinking. Negativity comes in many forms - parents, friends, colleagues, and generally anyone who doesn't understand what it's like to build a business.
Carol Sanford's insight:

Negative thinking results when we have attachments to the way we "expect" or "assume" thinks will be an turn out. The best antidote is learning to "see" these happen in our mind and releasing them JUST BY watching them. They lose power when observed. 

 

The tendency is strong to stop watching the assumption or expectation and go back to "expecting" and "assuming" and asociating disappoint with it. But with practice, a particular assumption and expectation we hold over and over will have les power. Being observed breaks up the smooth path to negative thoughts and then shortfalls in outcomes.

 

It is core to what we teach at The REsponsible Entrepreneur Institute- to ourselves and community members. And what we write about in our blogs and white papers as it relates to Strategic Thinking, Leadership and how we design work and manage work and people. 

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Carol Sanford's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:18 AM
This is why Personal Development for Change Agents is core to being an entrepreneur but particularly, The Responsible Entrepreneur. Ask me about it.
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Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity

Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

Reduced latent inhibition in the brain allows us to treat something as novel, no matter how may times we've seen it - something that experienced meditators seem to do - which may enhance creativity.

 

In his post Why Daydreamers Are More Creative, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD covers a number of fascinating topics relating to the creative mind, including Latent inhibition.


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Learning a living mediation is a way to do this- so it is happening during interactions, not just sitting time. We introduce Living Systems frameworks that enable people to treat something as novel. It is because it reduces the reactivity people normally feel and competititiveness that causing rejection of the "new". Certainly all of this is needed for creativity, which is in short supply when Responsible Entrepreneurs are trying to grow a business. They far too often fall back on tried and "true", or worse, what is familar. 

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Susie Lunardi's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:32 AM

"Learning a living meditation" - love it.

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Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation

Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

While many organizations focus on addressing problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they do this is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified, it can become a source of competitive advantage. (and a work design of innovation, which is core to culture. Can't do 'culture' without work designed that way.


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This is easier than it sounds, and this pieces misses a lot. It does not yet the mind of everyone outside of the business by asking them to choose to serve what is beyond the company and its life. Read 10 cases studies of large and small companies (in The Responsible Business)  change culture, then strategy and work design so that there only measures for the success of the stakeholders. It sends innovation and results through the roof. www.carolsanford.com

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Students gain edge in life through agriculture - WRCB-TV

Students gain edge in life through agriculture - WRCB-TV | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Students gain edge in life through agriculture WRCB-TV The Rossville school's STEM aquaponics project, raising fish and agriculture together in one economical and efficient system, attracted Mooneyham and helped him get back on track, finding his...

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People grow up not connected to how "Life" works. This program makes so much sense.

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Rick Passo's comment, May 5, 2013 4:09 AM
we need to try to connect the Downtown 3RD Farmers Market with educational initiatives at CCSD and elsewhere. As well as with alternative school concepts such as being developed at 9th Bridge School via the Downtown Project Las Vegas and elsewhere.
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Project for Public Spaces | Opportunity is Local (Or: You Can’t Buy a New Economy)

Project for Public Spaces | Opportunity is Local (Or: You Can’t Buy a New Economy) | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
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love this piece. 

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Growing School Gardens in New York City


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Social Media Poised To Become A Stronger Force For Innovation

Social Media Poised To Become A Stronger Force For Innovation http://t.co/In4BXusx #digital #social #marketing #innovation...
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» More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind

» More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Don't we need to keep busy to be creatively productive? A number of psychologists and artists say daydreaming is actually a way to enhance creativity.

Psychologist Dennis Palumbo notes, “Some people call it puttering, or screwing around, or just plain goofing off. Others, of a more kindly bent, call it day-dreaming. Kurt Vonnegut used the quaint old term ‘skylarking.’ What I’m referring to, of course, is that well-known, rarely discussed but absolutely essential component of a successful creative person’s life — the down-time..."


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School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable

School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity
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A new Kickstarter project aims to spark teenage girls' creativity online — with a little help from Pussy Riot and Yoko Ono.

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WE can all get behind this. Especially if you have daughters or granddaughters 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, August 9, 7:44 PM

I have to admit I would have done really well in the School of Doodle.  However, I wonder how they'll incorporate all those little, nasty requirements like high school graduation tests, et. al.  However, this kickstarter campaign has  some really BIG names in support..!

 

Here is a direct link to their video:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/schoolofdoodle/school-of-doodle?ref=nav_search

 

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Morality is missing from the debate about sustainable behaviour

Morality is missing from the debate about sustainable behaviour | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Moral values, not facts and figures, will inspire support for tackling climate change, argues Adam Corner.

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Not all, but a lot of conversation focus on the numbers and metrics and do not look at impact on all stakeholders. Ethics is about "what is right" and in this case, it much consider how all stakeholders are considered, including developing a better future for all simultaneously. 

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Nike uses hero archetypes to get Chinese into running - Campaign Asia-Pacific

Nike uses hero archetypes to get Chinese into running Campaign Asia-Pacific Each story provokes viewers by turning everyday runners into 'hero archetypes' who defeat either external 'foes' or internal 'obstacles', demonstrating an age-old emotional...

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Sandra Pickering @opento's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:27 AM

It's the Shanghai marathon on Sunday, with 35000 Nike-branded runners.

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7 Basic Types of Stories: Which One Is Your Brand Telling?

7 Basic Types of Stories: Which One Is Your Brand Telling? | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
You think you're being all clever and original with your brand storytelling. In fact, you're not.

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This reminds me a lot of The Hero's Journey where you can find yourself in different places at different times. And very useful for imaging.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:19 AM

Do you business stories fall into any of these story types? These are ads for companies so you may have stories that don't match the list here. And that is OK!! But maybe you do. It could be fun to see :)


Many thanks to Caroline Florence and her curation Insight Storytelling http://www.scoop.it/t/insight-storytelling for finding and sharing this!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Seth's Blog: The self-defeating quest for simple and easy

Seth's Blog: The self-defeating quest for simple and easy | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Bullet points, step by step processes that are guaranteed to work overnight, proven shortcuts... If it was easy, everyone would do it. Worth noting that surgeons don't sign up for medical school because they're told that there is a simple,...

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Carol Sanford's insight:

This is a conversation I had had with business leaders and entrepreneurs for years. I agree with the "fear" hypothesis that Seth offers. I also think there is a second reason. Lack of critial thinking skills. We do not build them in school any longer. People often actually think there are 3 (may five in the case of something bigger) that everything can be broken down into.


The better search is for the Essential, rather than simple. It is a way to see the heart of something, not the steps, but what it essence is. Then keep that in mind. We do that with Cities, with a business, with a product.  And what seemed complex, seems clear. And it let people focus on the same overarching understanding. It reaquires more effort but has a much better pay off. See my book on LOTS more on this subject. The Responsible Business. 

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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.

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As you scroll through, you cannot help but notice how many look out ont nature. Since I now look at the Olumpic Mountains and the Puget Sounds from my windows, I know why. Nature, even looking at her and lsitening to the birds cry, small the freshness, I am restoried, inspired and guided in what matters most.

There were very few workspaces which were shown cluttered. Fung Shui says that a cluttered room leads to cluttered mind. It does for me I know. These creative people have sparse or orderedly work spaces. 

How beautiful to reflect on why my workspace is so inspiring to me. Have you found yours?

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Douglas Eby's curator insight, July 27, 2013 1:35 PM

J. K. Rowling wrote much of the first "Harry Potter" in coffee shops. George Orwell chose to write Nineteen Eighty-Four while living in Barnhill (1946-1949), an abandoned farmhouse on the isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. - From Solitude is not pathology for the high sensitivity personality http://talentdevelop.com/3558/

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 28, 2013 5:38 PM

Interesting to see the variety. 

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The Identifiable Victim Effect and How It Affects Your Storytelling

The Identifiable Victim Effect and How It Affects Your Storytelling | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
To use the identifiable victim effect in marketing, we first need to understand the psychological underpinnings of this quirk. Let's explore, shall we?

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This is related to the brain's need to connect the absract and concrete. Innovation, learning and thinking anything new,  are all made possible by having an idea and making sense of it in our real lives. Storytelling is the same. The ideas in it need to be connected to concreteness, therefor a name, for it to 'sink in'.

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Karen Dietz's comment, June 25, 2013 1:36 PM
Yes Andrew and thank you for sharing! Part of moving from third-person language into 'I' language is the translation from business speak into conversational sharing. Your point is well made. Have a great week.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 12:03 PM
So true Carol! I very much appreciate the comment and insight.
Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, June 29, 2013 4:13 PM

If a concept is too big, we can become overwhelmed.  It's easier to see how we could help one person, but it can be hard to see how we could help dozens, thousands, or millions.

 

Fellow curator Karen Deitz's comments (see below) summed up this article beautifully.

"One of the biggest mistakes I see that corporations, non-profits, and individuals make when sharing their business stories is they talk about 'a person' or 'a group' without giving them names and characteristics. In other words, whoever they are talking about are not identifiable.

 

If we don't have a name to hang on to, we can't connect. We want to connect with people. Without a name, 'a person' or 'a group' is just a concept."

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The Rise Of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins And Likes Can Turn Into Sales

The Rise Of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins And Likes Can Turn Into Sales | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
There are other successful social commerce models besides Pinterest. ;

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Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking

Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
One of the challenges you face as an entrepreneur is how to overcome negative thinking. Negativity comes in many forms - parents, friends, colleagues, and generally anyone who doesn't understand what it's like to build a business.
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This is why Personal Development for Change Agents is core to being an entrepreneur but particularly, The Responsible Entrepreneur. Ask me about it.
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Carol Sanford's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:06 AM

Negative thinking results when we have attachments to the way we "expect" or "assume" thinks will be an turn out. The best antidote is learning to "see" these happen in our mind and releasing them JUST BY watching them. They lose power when observed. 

 

The tendency is strong to stop watching the assumption or expectation and go back to "expecting" and "assuming" and asociating disappoint with it. But with practice, a particular assumption and expectation we hold over and over will have les power. Being observed breaks up the smooth path to negative thoughts and then shortfalls in outcomes.

 

It is core to what we teach at The REsponsible Entrepreneur Institute- to ourselves and community members. And what we write about in our blogs and white papers as it relates to Strategic Thinking, Leadership and how we design work and manage work and people. 

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Add Visual Humor To Your Website With A Cartoon Subscription Service

Add Visual Humor To Your Website With A Cartoon Subscription Service | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 7, 2012 4:23 PM

Hey -- this isn't about storytelling per se. But it is about spicing up your website with a little bit of humor. Perfect for a Friday afternoon! Let a little bit of humor be part of your business narrative :))


Enjoy the article and the ideas shared here. I hope it brings a smile to your face, and smiles within your community!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

CESSON's curator insight, August 4, 6:41 PM

Great idea!

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Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation

Don't Innovate. Create a Culture of Innovation | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

While many organizations focus on addressing problems, the most successful focus on raising the bar. One of the ways they do this is by creating a culture where innovation thrives. When this organizational strength is magnified, it can become a source of competitive advantage. (and a work design of innovation, which is core to culture. Can't do 'culture' without work designed that way.


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Carol Sanford's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:57 AM

This is easier than it sounds, and this pieces misses a lot. It does not yet the mind of everyone outside of the business by asking them to choose to serve what is beyond the company and its life. Read 10 cases studies of large and small companies (in The Responsible Business)  change culture, then strategy and work design so that there only measures for the success of the stakeholders. It sends innovation and results through the roof. www.carolsanford.com

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Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking

Entrepreneurial Challenge - Overcoming Negative Thinking | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
One of the challenges you face as an entrepreneur is how to overcome negative thinking. Negativity comes in many forms - parents, friends, colleagues, and generally anyone who doesn't understand what it's like to build a business.
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Carol Sanford's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:18 AM
This is why Personal Development for Change Agents is core to being an entrepreneur but particularly, The Responsible Entrepreneur. Ask me about it.
Carol Sanford's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:06 AM

Negative thinking results when we have attachments to the way we "expect" or "assume" thinks will be an turn out. The best antidote is learning to "see" these happen in our mind and releasing them JUST BY watching them. They lose power when observed. 

 

The tendency is strong to stop watching the assumption or expectation and go back to "expecting" and "assuming" and asociating disappoint with it. But with practice, a particular assumption and expectation we hold over and over will have les power. Being observed breaks up the smooth path to negative thoughts and then shortfalls in outcomes.

 

It is core to what we teach at The REsponsible Entrepreneur Institute- to ourselves and community members. And what we write about in our blogs and white papers as it relates to Strategic Thinking, Leadership and how we design work and manage work and people. 

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Is Creativity the Secret to Happiness? - Shape Magazine

Is Creativity the Secret to Happiness? - Shape Magazine | The Responsible Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
How a little creativity can boost your mood, up your productivity, and increase your quality of life. ... Key components of the creative personality, like novelty-seeking and perseverance, are also good predictors of life satisfaction.

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