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Constraint Kick Starts Creativity

Lead Change Blog

There are many externals that we naturally think of as constraints, boundaries on our ability to achieve, to get ahead, to succeed. Consider that these constraints are but a catalyst for becoming more creative about the possibilities sitting before you. Time to re-frame. Roger Bannister defied the boundary of a four-minute mile run.

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Why Creativity Thrives Under Constraints

Tanveer Naseer

Instead, it typically comes to a predictable end when we hit something inevitable: constraints. We run into constraints around people, the market, the interests of stakeholders, and more. Just about every influence on our once new and exciting project also brings a constraint. It’s important not to try to remove them entirely.


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A Beautiful Constraint

Leading Blog

Typically we look at a constraint as a negative. But what if a constraint was the gift that opened up previously unimagined possibilities? What if a constraint was the gift that took you to the next level? We are all faced with the challenge of growing within the constraints of time, resources, method and /or people.

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The Hidden Constraint Capping Your Consulting Firm (and How to Lift the Limit)

David A Fields

The post The Hidden Constraint Capping Your Consulting Firm (and How to Lift the Limit) appeared first on David A. Let’s look at three consulting firms: Hans Olo Consulting is a $500k, one-person practice focused primarily on helping chocolate manufacturers successfully implement their most important, transformation projects.

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Constraints, Creativity, and the No. 2 Highest Paid Dead Celebrity

Leadership Freak

The highest paid dead celebrity of 2020 was Michael Jackson. 2 on the list is the children’s author, Dr. Seuss. He died in 1990. According to the Associated Press, Seuss earned $33,000,000.00… Continue reading →

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University President Search: Bridging Academic Vision and Operational Reality

N2Growth Blog

One of a university president’s first and most important responsibilities is to create a cohesive vision that accounts for both academic goals and operational constraints and opportunities (i.e., constraints that might be removed or overcome).

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Workplace Innovation: The Secret to Getting Better, Remarkable, Usable Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Leaders identified three or four areas of the organization where they really wanted ideas and were very clear about any constraints the teams needed to consider, and then they applied the tools. With others, we got very specific about what a good idea would accomplish. Similar process. Similar time investment.