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Value for business

In this video and the following (in the next step), we will be exploring the value of curiosity in the work place. Looking at the curiosity of individuals in business …

Developing curiosity using our environment

When considering curiosity, our environment includes the hopes, dreams, guidance, expectations, opinions, and instructions given to us throughout our lives. Click to expand All are powerful in shaping who we …

It’s all around us

In this video we explore status-quo behaviours. Discussion As we listened to the story about the ‘thought experiment’, where they rang the bell, what kinds of activities came to mind …

The puzzle of motivation

When we read about drive and motivation, it brings to mind some great books and TED talks. Daniel Pink wrote the best-selling book on motivation, Drive. He said the carrot …

The Correlation Between Curiosity and Engagement

The term “engagement” could be misleading, especially in the context of this chapter. Generally thought of as an individual’s level of enthusiasm for their job, in this context, employee engagement …

Communication and conflict

In the video, we learn that companies lose hundreds of billions a year on lost productivity due to communication and engagement issues. We learn that curiosity is the spark to …

Curiosity in Business

Thriving in a complex, volatile business environment requires leaders who approach every problem and every opportunity with an inquisitive spirit. Be Curious This curiosity drives leaders to learn their companies …

Research

When I researched assessments that measured curiosity, I was surprised that all of those assessments just measured if we had high or low levels of curiosity. That led to my …

Interacting with your peers

As you move through this course, I encourage you to keep interacting with your fellow learners. You can do this by: following each other’s profiles leaving responses in the comments …

Leadership model insight with Doug Conant

In this video Doug Conant gives us an insight into his leadership model and discloses his best practices for implementing curiosity into a leadership setting. Doug Conant’s story of turning …

What to do

In this video we explore what you as an individual can do to enhance and improve curiosity. We have identified the key inhibitors in the final week of this course, …

Innovation and Invention at Work

When we hear “Necessity is the mother of invention,” that assumes someone created something to fill a need in society. In Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel: …

Are Curiosity and Creativity the Same Thing?

Throughout my career as a behavioral expert, assistant professor, and speaker about human behavior, individuals and students have asked this question: “Are curiosity and creativity the same thing? And if …

What is Emotional Intelligence?

First things first: just what is emotional intelligence? That question may not be as simple as it seems. EI is sometimes confused with the term emotional quotient or EQ, which …