Appreciating Chihuly in Dallas

  “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll Tweet

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Curiosity: Don’t Leave Home Without It

I recently attended the International Coach Federation annual conference in Las Vegas where Michael J Gelb, spoke. He described Leonardo da Vinci as the “universal archetype of all our human potential.” Gelb believes that we can all unlock our hidden geniuses if we follow da Vinci’s lead. He delineates 5 ways to do that, but the first and most important principle is what he calls, “Curiosità. The insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”

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Develop a Child’s Mind: Pathway to Creativity

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” ~Shunryu Suzuki When I train entrepreneurs and business executives the process of Appreciative Inquiry , I teach them to develop a “child’s mind,” a way of looking at the world that is different from how we have come to see it as adults. For many, this is not easy to do, but I am convinced that it is an essential pathway to creativity and innovation.

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