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Right-Brain Resource Roundup

Every so often I’ll be sharing some of the cool, right-brain resources I’ve come across. May these creative gems inspire and support you in your business (and your life!).


7th grade leadership curriculum from Flickr

  1. I wish I had the above leadership curriculum in the seventh grade (heck even now, for that matter!). I love that this teacher’s brainstorm starts with “Creativity as Practice” followed by “Visual Thinking.”
  2. In the article Reinventing the MBA: 4 Reasons to Mix Business With Design Thinking, discusses head of The Rotman School of Management Roger Martin’s concept of “design thinking,” the intersection of analytical thinking and intuitive thinking, and how it can create better business leaders. Includes a video of him being interviewed and a cool graphic recording of his talk.
  3. Your left brain is vital to your business planning process. The trouble happens, however, when the overly logical and judging mind in comes in too early and rains on your creative brainstorming parade. Ever catch yourself being hijacked by your left brain and saying any of these all-too-familiar 50 phrases that kill creativity? That’s a cue to invite your right brain back to the party!
  4. Could simple eye exercises boost your creativity? A new study in the scientific journal Brain & Cognition says so.
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  • Jenn November 12, 2009, 9:19 pm

    Hey, Jennifer! Thanks for this post! I’ve been following your blog for a while because I like your approach and filling the niche that is needed for the creatives. This post resonated with me because I’m a little more in between the full-on creative approach (like previous posts) and super dry business. For #1 & 2, the maps in my journal look a lot like these. And on #2 – I’m in total agreement that there is benefit in that cross between creative and analytical. #3 – yep. Heard every one of them in my regular day job. Learned how to overcome a lot of them, too! Yay! And it really has been more about listening and engaging and guiding people to unlock their idea centers.

  • Andrew B. Watt January 7, 2010, 11:21 am

    I’m also Anselm 23 on Flickr, so I’d like to thank you for linking to my seventh grade leadership curriculum. I wish I could say it worked out like that, but it did teach me some useful things about what I thought was important for leadership.

    Thanks for the connection!

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