Category Archives: Creativity & Innovation

Creativity and innovation abound in the WOWplace!

No More Wasted Time! Be More Efficient Through Proactive and Critical Thinking

Who has time to waste these days waiting around for answers, doing things inefficiently, or trying multiple times to get one set of information? No one I know. During a recent telephone exchange, I was reminded of the power of proactive … Continue reading

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Homeless Shelter Cafeteria is Turned Into a 5-Star Restaurant!

WOW… take a look at what happened when, through donations of time, talent and a relatively small amount of money, the cafeteria in this homeless shelter was turned into a 5-star restaurant! (If you’re viewing this post in an e-mail … Continue reading

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Want Higher Employee Engagement? Use the WOWplace Rules Success Model!

Many organizations want to create WOW experiences. But if you attract customers and employees with big, flashy WOWs (cool products and services, fun ways of using them), don’t forget to also get the basics right – customer service, high employee engagement, taking ownership … Continue reading

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Talk About an Innovative Twist on a Familiar Topic!

I love it when I come across something so innovative, yet so simple, that I say WOW!! Take a look at Ikea’s promotion for their new catalog… they call it a BookBook. (If you’re receiving this post via e-mail and … Continue reading

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To Serve Clients Properly, Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat

Administrative Professionals and other service-based representatives are taught to always “smooth things over” and make problems go away.  They are the problem-solvers, the ones to whom responsibility often falls for getting things done, especially in the face of obstacles. However, … Continue reading

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Talent + Creativity + Action = WOW!

This post expands on my recent post about not slamming down potentially useable, patentable, creative ideas just because… “No one else has ever done it” or “Someone else has probably done it” or “I’ve never done that before.” The reason I … Continue reading

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Talent + New Creative Ideas = WOW

Many artists WOW us with their talent, but this incredible example of extreme talent, combined with the creativity of working with a medium most would never even conceive is possible, is a perfect example of why this artist WOWs us. Remember, … Continue reading

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Are You Missing Opportunities to WOW?

My husband Bruce recently had to paint our new fence. So, he borrowed a friend’s paint sprayer, went to the DIY hardware store to buy paint, then tried to pour the paint into the narrow opening for the sprayer… getting paint … Continue reading

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WOW Job Interviews Turn Into Job Offers!

Too many people are struggling to get job offers, even when they have interviews for jobs they are highly qualified to perform. The best solution for this challenge is to use a Skills Portfolio to differentiate yourself from every other … Continue reading

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Johnny the Bagger Shows Us How to Create WOW Experiences

This video has made its way to a lot of people, so you may already have seen the story of Johnny the Bagger, told by my friend and speaking colleague, Barbara Glanz. If you haven’t seen it before, you’re in … Continue reading

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