Newsflash—insanity and routine are not worlds apart

It was Albert Einstein who said this about routine: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” His message is clear—if you want new results, you must do new things. Doing something novel is at the core of creativity. There are times, however, when trying to suggest new approaches is likely to fall on deaf ears. Creative blockages require creative solutions. Below are four common log-jam situations with explanation on how you can overcome them.

Log-jam 1—“We just don’t get on with those guys”

Not getting on with someone can be completely debilitating. This is true for individuals and for teams of people. It can put an end to any creative ...

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