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Join Cardsmith In Supporting Our Educators

Things are wild out in the world right now, and like many other companies, we’re scrambling to keep up. Cardsmith is already a virtual tool, so we have no news about sanitation or social distancing guidelines for our office. We already shared our team’s advice on how to work from …

How to Manage a Remote Team: Advice from Five Experienced Remote Managers

Last week, we covered the basics of what all remote work novices need to know as they transition from a traditional office to working from home. This week, we are focused on remote team leadership, and the challenges they specifically face during this transition. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, …

The Remote Work Learning Curve: Here’s What You Need To Know

By now, you’ve heard of COVID-19 and its increasingly devastating impact on the global community. If your inbox looks anything like mine, it’s filled with all kinds of organizations sending out updated information about sanitation, cancellations, closures, waived fees, many companies moving to remote work, and, in some cases, words …

Using Cardsmith (And Other Tools) to Write Your Novel

We’re doing something a little different on our blog this time around; we are featuring a guest blog post from one of our users, Catherine Nogle. A significant chunk of our Cardsmith’s user base is made up of creatives — in particular, writers. Catherine published a fantastic breakdown of the …

Rethink How You Approach Your Business Management Strategy

Every CEO is invested in creating the most effective, powerful business management strategy for their organization. But what is “strategy,” in this context, exactly? And how can you make refine it in a way that serves your company in unique, but pragmatic ways?

People use the word strategy in different …

Major Cardsmith update: We have new features!

Our team is working hard at iterating Cardsmith and implementing new features that make life just a little bit better for you. We get excellent feedback from you, our users, all the time, and we keep track of every feature request we receive. Whenever there’s a way we can improve …

Neuroplasticity, Brainstorming with Visual Tools, and Cardsmith

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change, adapt, learn, and forge new neural pathways. It’s a big part of what keeps you young, cognitively speaking. At sixty-one, I think about this. Supposedly, our natural neuroplasticity declines after age fifty or so, though there are “brain exercises” you can …

Brainstorming Techiques #3 – Get Analytical for Better Results

Straightforward brainstorming works great for getting a lot of ideas on paper, but sometimes you need more. When your goal is to generate ideas and figure out which ones will be most valuable to your organization, it’s time to incorporate analytical brainstorming techniques. The two approaches we’re explaining today can …

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 …