Saturday, March 17, 2012

Gone Fishing

I would like to thank you all for your feedback and support over the last couple of years. I find the subject of creativity and creating new areas of innovation for the individual a motivational element of the spirit. I have found my own path that will take all of my time to explore. Please keep creativity in you heart and in your daily thoughts and actions. Please find what you have a passion for explore and execute the creation in a sustainable way. Take care and create. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

Embrace Change as an Opportunity to Take Action - Have a Happy, Enjoyable + Successful  New Year
from all of us at Workbench 2.0

Monday, December 26, 2011

CAN or CAN'T Mentality Will Determine Business Success

As the pace of the business environment accelerates the divergence in performance between companies (competitors) is increasing. The trend is the rising gap between those businesses that are being left behind by change and those that are nimble enough to seize the massive opportunities created by these shifts.

To align with the changing market environments it comes down to the fundamentals of accepting change on an individual level first, gain support then making the change on a cultural level.

To accept change on a personal level usually requires an external push in making a difference in things that people care about. This push invades our fear of change and we usually push back with why we CAN'T do this or that. This CAN'T stance needs to be approached with ideas, possibilities and problem solving approaches to why the situation, process or convention CAN be improved to meet the challenges of the competition and/or customers.

Don't buy in to the argument in favor of freezing things as they were.

The direction you choose when you mentally tee up CAN or CAN’T
can take you to new exciting challenges, directions and experiences or leave you imprisoned and locked into increasing the gap with your customers and/or competition.
The words CAN and CAN'T are some of the strongest and powerful words you will ever utter.
The words are contradiction for the decisions we make when confronting change.

Open your mind, break the CAN'T habit, stretch your boundaries and commit to making a difference. Create a new environment of positive change to bring you closer in line with your customers or potential customers needs. Just Commit Yourself to Making a Difference...The journey can be one of discovery, excitement, fulfillment and yes, a better chance for success.

       CAN                               CAN'T

  • Unlimited                     Limited
  • Will Try                       Won't
  • No Boundaries            Boundaries
  • Exploration                 Tied Down
  • Implement Change      Limited or No Change
  • Forward Motion         Remain Put/Slide Backwards
  • Solve Problems          Keep Doing  Same
  • Improvements            More of the Same
  • Increased Business     Flat or reduced Sales

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Can American Students Rediscover Their Creativity? David Kelley Thinks So

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How can students develop their job-creating, innovation-oriented talents if our education system remains centered on knowing and applying information instead of teaching creative, big-picture thinking?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Transforming Society Begins with Transforming Yourself

All actions originate with a picture in your mind. In this reflective talk, Hawthorne Valley director Martin Ping — a pioneer of the sustainable farming movement — speaks about the crucial role of imagination in achieving our goals. As Ping puts it, "Having an authentic inner vision of what you want to achieve is essential to bringing it forth."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Workbench 2.0 Receives Green America's Business Seal of Approval

Madison, Wisconsin 01.14.2011 – Workbench 2.0 is happy & thrilled to announce it has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval. The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and works to solve, rather than create, environmental and social problems.
To be considered for the Seal of Approval and earn a listing in the annual National Green Pages™, businesses complete a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet Green America’s standards for the environment, community and labor.