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3 Questions on Creativity

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

I was giving a talk recently to a group of women engineers and asked the question:

Which is the most creative of all the disciplines, across the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering and social sciences?

There was no question in the minds of the group - it had to be one of the arts.

Drama maybe? After all Tom Stoppard was pretty revolutionary in stretching the boundary between actor, play and audience.

What do you think?

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Walk a mile in their moccasins

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

We’re often asked whether we ever find it difficult to do the stuff that we train others to do – like understanding where someone else is coming from or how they are motivated.

And the answer is a resounding

Yes

If we didn’t we wouldn’t be human.

It takes effort, time and energy – so it’s got to be worth it.

And some people are just not worth the effort!

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Whose decision is it anyway?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Still on the theme of SatNavs and the parallels in the workplace….

Have you noticed how quite often when you use a SatNav you stop thinking about the route and leave it entirely in the hands of the lady in the box?

It’s great when it works but it’s slightly scary what can happen to some people when they allow others to dictate their decisions.

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