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Bill Jarrard 1 Nov 2014 - 7:14am

Innovation is simple, but not easy If you are studying an innovation, then it already exists, which means you are looking into the past. This is interesting, and we can certainly learn much from this effort.  But by its nature the next innovation lies in the future, it is unseen and unknown today.

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Bill Jarrard 21 Oct 2014 - 6:57pm

If you’ve heard the term Imagineering, it’s likely been in association with The Walt Disney Company who use the term widely. However the word was originally developed by Alcoa around 1940 who described Imagineering as letting your imagination soar and then engineering it down to earth.

Imagineering is simply a combining of imagination and engineering, and is a powerful future-oriented approach to strategic thinking and planning.

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Bill Jarrard 8 Sep 2014 - 10:27am

Serious Creativity by Edward de Bono I caught up with long-time friend Max Dumais, founder of the de Bono Institute here in Melbourne, not long ago and he related a story to me that reflects how many Australian leaders think about creativity. 

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Bill Jarrard 4 Sep 2014 - 3:17pm

A few years ago I worked around the country, from Sydney to Darwin and places in between, with the Australian Army and one of the activities I ran was a good example of critical and creative thinking in action. 

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Bill Jarrard 31 Mar 2014 - 6:46am
focus, time management

TGIF Years ago when I actually worked for a living, (I like telling people I’m not a consultant, I’ve just been  successfully unemployed for 23 years), I always enjoyed joining other people in the lift around quitting time. 

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Bill Jarrard 21 Mar 2014 - 6:23am
Empowerment, Leadership

Compass Leadership And what approach do the people you lead need?

A few days ago I was talking to one of my clients, a young and dynamic leader of innovation in her organization, and she was telling me how much she loved her job. She loved it because it challenged her and allowed her to learn and try new things every day. And she got to collaborate with some wonderful people.

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Bill Jarrard 23 Oct 2013 - 11:30am

In preparing a presentation there are a number of things to consider.  The first and most important is the audience, the second is the material, and the third is your own mastery of language.  In my case I remain limited to the English language, and I am always amazed and in awe of my many friends and colleagues who speak multiple languages – as many as eleven in at least one case I can think of.

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Bill Jarrard 12 Oct 2013 - 10:33am

The study and development of Creative Problem Solving has been going on for more than 60 years, having its origins in the work of great creative thinking explorers like Alex Osborn, Sid Parnes and others involved with the Creative Education Foundation and Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI).  

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Jennifer Goddard 3 Oct 2013 - 9:56am
learning, parenting

I recently reread Robert Epstein's article in Scientific American Mind magazine (Nov/Dec 2010) which explores what makes a good parent. Epstein conducted a scientific analysis that “ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly some don't even involve the kids".

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Jennifer Goddard 8 Aug 2013 - 1:16pm

I was recently interviewed by Donna Hanson from Prime Solutions Training and Consulting for their new Expert Insights CD series on why Speed Reading should be part of your Learning and Development Programs.


The series is designed to give Human Resources professionals access to the latest trends, ideas, philosophies and approaches that impact on how organisations manage, retain, engage and recruit staff.

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