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    How to put the right people into the right job

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 13/04/2017

    » Wouldn't it be great if all your new recruits fit perfectly into the vacant positions you wanted them to fill? And if everyone on a team worked in a role that allowed them to let their talents shine and played on their strengths, while others compensated for any weaknesses?

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    Play 'The Dating Game' to find new growth

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 30/03/2017

    » Discovering new meaning for an established product with a stagnant or negative revenue outlook is like re-entering the dating game. This metaphor underlies a new thinking tool called "The Dating Game" that I've created as an addition to our X-IDEA thinking toolbox.

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    Harnessing the Yin-Yang flow of innovation

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 16/03/2017

    » Two weeks ago, we discussed how to embrace the Yin-Yang concept of Chinese philosophy as a simple but effective way to talk about creativity and innovation, especially here in Asia where Thinkergy has its home base.

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    The Yin of creativity: for happy, hard-working staff

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 02/03/2017

    » 'How can we make our organisation more creative? And please, keep it simple," a client interested in creativity training for some Asian senior executives asked me.

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    Why so afraid? Human up! (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 16/02/2017

    » Four weeks ago, in the first part of this article, I pointed out that we are all descendants of brave, action-oriented and creative primal humans who boldly acted, created and collaborated to rise to the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid.

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    Embracing creativity in the Year of the Rooster

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Kung Hei Fat Choy, Happy Chinese New Year! Last Saturday marked the start of the Year of the Rooster, or to be more precise, the Red Fire Rooster. What creative inspirations can we draw from roosters, hens and young chickens to help us flourish in the coming 12 months?

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    Why so afraid? Time to 'human up' (Part 1)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 19/01/2017

    » In recent months, I have encountered many business people who seemed to be afraid: afraid of making a mistake at work; afraid of failing with a project they've been assigned to lead; afraid of not having all the details of how an event will unfold; afraid of making decisions; afraid of standing up for their beliefs, values and convictions; afraid of harming their career; afraid of potentially losing their job. Many of the worried faces belonged to smart and seasoned professionals who had every reason to walk and stand tall. I started to wonder: why are they so afraid?

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    How to creatively plan for the new year

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/01/2017

    » Happy New Year to you! If you're a proactive person like me, then the first week of 2017 is the time to creatively plan for the new year. How can you make 2017 a successful, joyful and happy one? Here are some do's and don'ts to consider.

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    A creepy creative tale

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 22/12/2016

    » Have you ever wondered what it feels like to check in at the Bates Motel? Or to wander the dark corridors of Dracula's castle on a stormy night? Earlier this year, I got a taste of it. Allow me to share with you a strange, creepy, and maybe even slightly embarrassing personal story, and explain how it connects to innovation.

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    Creative cultural change is like striving to live a healthier life

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 08/12/2016

    » This week I attended the Ispim (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Innovation Summit in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from presenting a paper and running a workshop, I also was asked to moderate a panel discussion on "Creating a Culture for Innovation". While preparing for the session, I noticed an interesting similarity: creating an innovation-friendly culture in an organisation is like striving to live a healthier life.

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