Tag: creativity

Better Writing: 3 things not to do

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Whether you’re writing a book, a blog post, or a memorandum you want to get an idea from your brain to the reader’s brain. That’s more likely to happen if you avoid these three common mistakes. Don’t try to be creative. Spend your creative energy on developing ways to make your point clearly. Trying  »  Read More

Writing Tip: Develop a Personal Knowledge Management Routine

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Harold Jarche asks: “What is your PKM routine?” PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management. What’s your answer? You can click through to Harold’s post where he shares his PKM routine and those of two other people. If writing is part of what you do, the most important word in Harold’s  »  Read More

When the post fights you

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This morning I wrote a post on the 360 Feedback Blog titled, “Google’s Real Hiring Secret.” That’s not the post I set out to write. I did my research and created my mind map for the post the day before. When I opened my laptop this morning I was ready to write a post about hiring criteria. But the  »  Read More

Creativity: How do you capture your ideas?

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If you’re like most human beings, you get ideas all the time. If you’re like most human beings, you probably don’t capture the ideas you get. Great writing, business success, and progress of all kinds start with ideas. But if you want your ideas to start something, you have to capture them first. Develop  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman writes fiction in a variety of forms including novels and comic books. He’s won a bunch of awards for his work including Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. I like what he has to say about getting ideas. “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas  »  Read More

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