The Five Whys of Taylor Swift

The Five Whys of Taylor Swift

One of the things I like about design thinking is the vast array of tools available in the proverbial toolbox, particularly the ones that help uncover underlying themes. These tools allow us to understand and empathize with people in meaningful, human ways. One...
The Feelings of Fall

The Feelings of Fall

Fall is an interesting time of year. The bright, inspiring colors of the midwest followed by the gray Ohio skies can play tricks with your energy and your outlook. With all of its complexity, Fall is still my favorite time of year. The crisp air, glorious colors and...
The Workman’s Approach to Innovation: A Lesson from Chris Stapleton

The Workman’s Approach to Innovation: A Lesson from Chris Stapleton

In a recent interview, Grammy-winning artist Chris Stapleton shared insights into his creative process that extend beyond the realm of music and into the broader landscape of innovation. His words shed light on two crucial aspects of innovation: the intentional,...
Gifts

Gifts

I was about 15 years into my career when my coach asked me what my super power was – silence. I had always struggled to identify my gift, my super power, what made me special. My older sister and others were such naturals. Their gifts were so apparent. She is clearly...
Did You Feed Your Soul Today?

Did You Feed Your Soul Today?

I know it’s important to begin each day with self-care — simple rituals that get your mind and body right. Meditation. Exercise. Spiritual pursuits. Journaling. Intentionally carving out that time is so critically important to being a happy and productive human.

Except I don’t do it. It’s far easier for me to hop out of bed and race down the litany of to-do’s and handling “this one little work thing”. Before long, morning has turned to afternoon and the hamster wheel is still spinning. Oftentimes I’ve given away the best of my energy and brainpower to things that don’t require much of either.