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Imagine This!

lamp bulb tulipsHow often do you daydream?

Recent studies suggest the cornerstone of creativity is imagination.  Take a break every day to quietly daydream.   Engage in “what if” games to challenge the status quo.

Imagination depends upon memory.  Create an environment that includes aroma’s; your sense of smell is perhaps the most provocative and can elicit memories from years ago.

Stop judging.  The judgmental side of you is likely to knock down a great idea the second you think it.

Exercise.  Physical activity can amplify new ideas.

Sleep well.  Studies show that creativity declines with lack of sleep.

Creativity is an essential competency for project managers.  Methodology is our guide; imagination is our freedom.  Use methodology wisely  and imagine freely to find new solutions to old problems and enhance project success.

Lisa DiTullio, Principal, Your Project Office, www.yourprojectoffice.com

 

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Lisa is a leading force in project and business management. She is the founder of Your Project Office, a PMI©Registered Education Provider, and consulting practice dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency. She is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, and a contributor to PM Network Magazine. She's also the author of Simple Solutions: How "Enterprise Project Management" Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1 and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results. Scores of organizations – from college campuses to governmental agencies to Fortune 100 companies have gained from Lisa's insights and tell-it-like-it-is keynotes and programs. She offers a variety of topics, ranging from technical project management practices to teambuilding and business leadership. Audience members and workshop participants leave educated, engaged, and energized – armed with actionable practices for immediate success. www.yourprojectoffice.com, e-mail LisaD@yourprojectoffice.com
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