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March 8, 2019

Viva Implementers!

It was six hours before the big workshop in Las Vegas. 88 people were signed up, and less than half had done their FourSight assessment. The group activity I planned to facilitate hinged on knowing people’s profiles. It wasn’t going to work with half the results.
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August 27, 2018

What makes an “Ideal Student”?

The answer may surprise you.
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July 8, 2018

So, what’s an idea?

Ideas fuel innovation. No ideas? No innovation! But what are ideas exactly? In this interview we ask Gerard Puccio PhD, author of “Creative Leadership” and the “FourSight® Thinking Profile” and chair of the oldest Master of Science program in Creative Studies, to illuminate what ideas are and where they come from.
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June 13, 2018

5 Things to Unlearn about Creativity

FourSight Managing Partner Sarah Thurber shares 5 myths and misconceptions about creativity that may be holding you back.
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April 12, 2018

Teaching FourSight to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

I’ve worked as a productive thinking facilitator for most of my professional life—strategy sessions, creative problem solving workshops, innovation initiatives, conflict resolution, mediation, community engagement, organizational restructuring, and negotiations, from... I’ve worked as a productive thinking facilitator for most of my professional life—strategy sessions, creative problem solving workshops, innovation initiatives, conflict resolution, mediation, community engagement, organizational restructuring, and negotiations, from mergers to breakups.
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January 15, 2018

5 Reasons to Flex Your Creative Muscle

#1. Creativity fuels innovation. Today, it’s hard to find an organization that doesn’t have “innovation” in its mission statement. Professor Felix Janszen stated, “After the age of efficiency in the 1950s and 1960s, quality in the 1970s and 1980s, and flexibility in the 1980s and 1990s, we now live in the age of innovation.” And for good reason: “Researchers tested whether innovation translated into bottom-line value for organizations. They compared more than 300 firms in their study and found that the most innovative firms enjoyed more than 30% greater market share, compared to the least innovative companies.” The most innovative firms were the most active in applying creativity to develop new knowledge. The researchers concluded that, “creativity in problem solving is the main driver of new knowledge creation and innovation.”
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December 29, 2017

The Cognitive Commute

A recent study on health and wellbeing reported a surprising discovery: People with the longest commutes have the lowest life satisfaction.
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May 27, 2017

Sarah Thurber: Alumni Achievement Award ICSC

My love affair with creativity began 23 years ago on a blind date. A friend of mine said, "You've got to meet this guy. He's tall and handsome and smart,...
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May 15, 2017

Cognitive Profiles of Executive Leaders

 The FourSight database reveals a remarkable shift in cognitive profiles as leaders move up the organizational ladder. 
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