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Kanban – Why It’s the Best Way to Keep Your Business Flowing Smoothly

Businesses are like rivers. They can flow unimpeded, slipping past barriers like boulders and waterfalls with ease. Or, they can encounter natural log jams and manmade dams that stop their progress. Today we’re going to talk about keeping the current of your business moving forward effectively, and why Kanban is …

Brainstorming Techniques #2 – Change Your Point of View

Sometimes all it takes to achieve a better outcome is to change your point of view. Sound like something your therapist might say? As it turns out, this prescription for a better life also works to improve your brainstorming sessions.

If you ever lead brainstorming and find your participants rehashing …

Brave Brainstorming in 5 Simple Steps

This is a guest contribution from Paige Wallace of Storycatcher Creative

“I encourage you to be brave” may be the best brainstorming advice, ever—and that was the very first thing I heard as I sat in on a recent brainstorming session. I attended as a guest, hoping to learn about …

8 Key Visual Tools for Business Analysts

Business Analysts are like parkour athletes. You’ve surely seen videos of these nearly superhuman tricks: fast-moving men and women springing off vertical walls, hopping from rooftop to rooftop, running across railings high above a city. They cleverly and quickly negotiate what most of us would see as impossible paths, or …

Perform CPR to Unclutter Your Busy in 3 Simple Steps

Do you wish you could unclutter your busy and be more productive? Start today by making small changes and you will see improvements and clarity almost instantly. Just learn these three easy steps spelled out by the acronym CPR. As a facilitator, project manager and self-confessed process improvement nerd, Bernie…

Dumping out the Legos – How to Improve your Creative Thinking

Remember when you were a kid playing with Legos®? The first thing you did was dump them all out on the floor! I still remember that crashing sound, and watching all those pieces come together in a glorious pile of opportunities right there in front of me. Fortunately, as adults,…

6 Simple Steps to Visual Problem Solving

Chances are, you’d describe yourself as a visual thinker. Scientific studies reveal between 65% and 80% of people fit this category. Visual thinking likely played a big role in our evolution; the ability to see a threat and react to it ensured our survival. Communicating ideas visually significantly improves effectiveness.…

How to build a simple visual processing board using Cardsmith

Using these 7 simple steps you can build your own visual processing board The logic that is used in these simple steps can be used for both personal use and team use to aid collaboration, extend focus and improve the speed with which tasks are completed.

Common Benefits of Visual…