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The Psychology of Praise

The Psychology of Praise

Positive psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing, resilience and thriving. Insights from positive psychology help us understand a bit deeper how important praise is, so let’s look at five ways we can cultivate cultures of positivity through some purposeful acts.

Highlights from our #creativehuddle on neuroscience

Highlights from our #creativehuddle on neuroscience

We hold a regular #creativehuddle Twitter chat each Tuesday from 12-1pm UK time. On Tuesday 24th November our #creativehuddle considered the neuroscience around creativity, asking participants what they know about our brain and why it’s important. A highly interesting Twitter chat ensued – here’s a summary of the highlights.

Creative, meaningful work is the goal. For everyone.

Creative, meaningful work is the goal. For everyone.

If you didn’t need to earn money, what would you do? You’d be on a permanent holiday, with all the free time in the world. It would be amazing for a while. Lots of travelling, seeing the world. But after a year or so you’d get bored. You’d have to find something to do to keep yourself busy, something to give your life meaning.

The best of our LinkedIn discussions

The best of our LinkedIn discussions

The Creative Huddle LinkedIn community recently welcomed its 300th member. To acknowledge this milestone we thought it would be useful to look back on some of the great discussions we’ve had over the last few months. We’ve talked about creative skills, complexity, collaboration, entrepreneurship and much more.

How to think from first principles

How to think from first principles

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk swears by first principles thinking. Musk, founder of online payments giant PayPal, space transport services company SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla says first principles thinking enables him to dig deep into problems and get to fundamental truths that lead to new ways of doing things.

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Or at least it is according to Netflix. Our good friend and Creative Huddle associate Colette Wall is quite partial to both black and orange so is happy either way, but it did get her thinking. Could the same be said for other aspects of life? What does orange do for the learner? Is it a good colour for corporate learning spaces?

Developing creativity through character

Developing creativity through character

So you’ve got a team of people who are working inefficiently. There might be some creeping attitudes, some pessimism towards change and no one seems to be working on the same page. It’s a familiar story and teams often find it difficult to get out of this vicious cycle. So consider this analogy from the world of sport…