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Reflection and Renewal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Its a brand new year and with that comes a fresh start, a new chance, a new mountain to climb.  I always look forward to January as a time to reflect on the prior year and imagine the future year I want to craft.  In my reflections on the past year, I reviewed my blog posts and wanted to highlight a few I thought I did not want people to miss as they turn the page to the new year. I hope you enjoy! ..

To everything there is a season

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tis the season! ..

The kitchen table of innovation

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The heartbeat of a home is usually the kitchen table. It is where people gather around for meals, homework, coffee. It draws people in and it invites conversation.  I have noticed that, just like a kitchen table is the pulse of a home, most innovation studios that are flowing have a similar gathering spot for their designers and staff.  One design leader I know told me it is the absolutely first thing she does when she  moves into a new studio--to put a table in a central spot that invites pausing, conversation, sharing of ideas and meals. Innovation requires that random collisions occur and diverse perspectives intersect.   An inviting table in a central location can help those collisions and intersections to happen.  Sometimes the simplest of things can make a huge impact.  ..

The Creative Pause

Monday, June 23, 2014
Where has downtime gone? Recently I considered this question as I was watching a young mom walking her baby in a stroller with one hand and on her iPhone with the other--multi-tasking versus just being with her child. I hate to admit it; but I have been guilty of similar juggling acts, though not that one exactly. My day is absolutely filled to the brim and I bet yours is too. The connected world waits for no one. Yet, in the waiting and just being, there is creativity. And, today we need creativity more than ever. ..

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