Innovation

Leaders! Create unifying rituals this 4th of July

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); In the spring of 5th grade I overheard my mother talking to her cousin about a distant family member who’d recently passed away. He’d apparently been sick for a very long time. No one in the family could believe he lasted as long as he did. My mother was convinced that he’d “held on until his daughter was able to get the hospital.” I’d never heard of such a thing before. That someone could [...]

Teaching Innovation

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Dr. Glenn Omura, Acting Associate Dean for MBA and Professional Master’s Programs at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is getting creative in order to teach creativity. This year his final exam for 2nd year students was a cook off. Imagine the TV show The Apprentice crashing into another TV show: Chopped. Students were given four ingredients: Kale, Lemon, Jiffy Mix and peppermint, and challenged to create something both tasty [...]

Leadership, Improv & a better LIFE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); My husband has been teaching a drop-in improv class in Manhattan every Wednesday night for the last 7 years. Scotty Watson teaching Improvisation Since it’s a drop-in class he never knows who is going to be there. Originally he assumed that his students would be young and aspiring actors wanting to sharpen their comedy chops and get some stage time. What surprised him was who started to show up:  An Project Manager from Madison [...]

BEGINNERS MIND

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I was thinking about my 5-year-old niece preparing for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover when I read this week’s New Yorker Magazine. In it Larissa MacFarquhar does a profile on Paul Krugman the op-ed columnist for the New York Times.  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/03/01/100301fa_fact_macfarquhar One of the many things Mr. Krugman says is: There was an intensity of focus that I had when I was 26 that I won’t be able to recapture at 56. You [...]