January 22, 2019 - 4:40 pm
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“Emotion Lotion” is what composer Quincy Jones calls music he creates to add moods and feelings to films. I’m not suggesting you add soundtracks to presentations. But I do recommend adding Emotion Lotion in the form of stories and

January 9, 2019 - 3:08 pm
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                                          “The most important conversations I have                                                    are the ones I have with myself.” George Raveling, the legendary basketball coach, made the above statement while discussing the impact self-talk can have on attitudes and actions. I often cite

August 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
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Over the years, I’ve seen two or three copies of the above letter posted in creative workplaces. But I never knew its origins until I came across it recently while meandering my way through Letters of Note (an excellent

May 3, 2018 - 9:57 am
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Here’s a little history lesson that has plenty of present-day applications. President James Garfield was shot in 1881 but held on for 80 days before dying. During those days, Americans kept hoping Garfield would somehow survive, because few folks

August 17, 2017 - 5:53 am
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If you saw “The Descendants” film, you almost certainly remember the closing scene, where George Clooney’s character and his daughters sit silently on the couch, passing ice cream back and forth. In that moment, not a word was spoken,

April 5, 2017 - 12:02 pm
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For centuries, childbirth was a major cause of death for women. But around 1630, Peter Chamberlen, a British doctor, invented a special instrument to assist women in labor. Nobody knew what that instrument was, because Doctor Chamberlen and his