completely frantic Posts

January 31

We all have good ideas, but people who create lasting change dedicate themselves to ideas with impact. Impact means change beyond our immediate environment. We can’t know exactly how much impact our ideas will have, but there are ways to ensure…

Read the PostConstruct a solid vision to boost your impact

December 17

Big Ideas Fest offers a fresh perspective on problem solving, bringing a design thinking framework and an intense workshop format to an excited group of people working in education. It challenges the idea of conference participation and expects attendees to…

Read the PostLearning how to manage big ideas

November 26

Having a good idea is just the start of innovation. It’s hard to be successful without also garnering interest from your team and community. In this Mindshift article, author Annie Murphy Paul describes how powerful interest is, connecting us intellectually…

Read the PostInterest through empathy: Why listening matters

April 26

Since I started taking improv classes at the Steel City Improv Theatre, I can’t avoid commonalities between improvisational theater and professional life. Not only does improv create a more confident, playful work environment, but it helps to inform business decisions…

Read the PostGames of Improvisation

March 8

For years I have wondered if games really can change behavior. Something intuitive tells me it’s true, but the industry is only beginning to mature enough to offer long-term proof of success. Gamification – the use of game mechanics to…

Read the PostGamification without gratification