“……Ken Perlman is a devoted father of two girls. He feels that many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to teaching our clients change leadership. Here he shares the parallels between building a complex LEGO set with his daughters and coaching a client through transformational change.”
“So here they are – lessons in leadership courtesy of LEGO.
Lesson #1: Start with what success looks like.
Lesson #2: Consider interchangeable parts.
Lesson #3: Instructions are only so helpful.
Lesson #4: It’s more fun when more people are working together.
Lesson #5: The quality of the final product relies upon the input of imagination.”
Ken Perlman is an engagement leader at Kotter International, a firm that helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations.
The whole article fills in with interesting details……enjoy ! AN
Leadership Lessons From LEGO – Forbes.
Brilliant convergence of art, manufacturing and computer assisted packaging :
ABSOLUT Vodka launches 4 million one-of-a-kind bottles | BLOG IN A BOTTLE.
ABSOLUT VODKA LAUNCHES 4 MILLION ONE-OF-A-KIND BOTTLES
ABSOLUT Vodka are known for doing things a little differently when it comes to setting their product apart from the competition. But the company’s new ABSOLUT Unique campaign is a first for glass packaging. Under the slogan ‘One of a kind, millions of expressions’ ABSOLUT have released a limited edition range of bottles which are truly unique.
Each of the almost four million bottles produced for the campaign has its own spray-painted finish which is ultimately decided by the splash guns and colour generating machines. The machines could randomly choose from 38 different colours and 51 patterns. Each bottle comes with its own label showing a unique number, ensuring every single bottle is truly one-of-a-kind.
Excerpt and more from : The Power of Visual Storytelling and Infographics: An Interview with Column Five.
2. In your book Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling, you say you hold your graphics to high standards when it comes to three areas: utility, soundness and beauty. Tell us more about C5’s workflow for creating graphics that succeed in these areas. How many people are typically involved in the creation of each graphic? What tools and apps are most useful when creating graphics?
From :Think Truth In Spite Of Appearances | Andrew Hines.
“I wanted to point out something incredibly important.
Wallace Wattles once said that “there is no labor that more men shrink from than the labor of continued and consecutive thought”
In other words..
Thinking about our vision is literally the hardest thing that we could do.
It’s much easier to swing a hammer… scrub the dishes or watch the TV.
So why is this important?
Well.. it’s all about wiring our brains to think the way we want to think.
Almost every self development leader will agree that our results are a product of our thoughts.
So if we want a better life, or to achieve certain goals… we have to think about our lives when those things are accomplished first.
We have to be certain and detailed.
If we never take the time to think it… odds are, we’ll never get it. Its like a boat in the ocean without a rudder, hoping to make it safely to the other side.
Today, and for the next thirty days, make it a point to write out your vision exactly as you want it.
Be clear on that and you will literally attract the opportunities to get you there “…..
Can we learn something from the Swedes psyche ? :
Sweden’s lagom: The single word that sums up the Swedish psyche..
….”I had heard of this unspoken custom before moving to Sweden a couple of years ago. This untranslatable ethos is called lagom (pronounced: law-gum) and it permeates all facets of the Swedish psyche. Often misconstrued as indifference, or the stereotypical Scandinavian “coldness,” lagom is loosely translated from Swedish as “just the right amount,” “in moderation,” “appropriate,” and other such synonyms……
“The word lagom itself comes from a shortening of the phrase “laget om,” which literally means “around the team” and dates back to the Viking era between the eighth and 11th centuries. Communal horns filled with mjöd (fermented honey wine) would be passed around and everyone had to sip their own share and not a bit more. Sweden today might be known for cutting-edge design and fierce modernism, yet this Viking code of conduct remains ingrained in their mindset.”…..
Art and science converge :
Fabian Oefner turns simple science into stunning art photography | The Verge.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is known for using art to breathtakingly illustrate simple science at work. His latest series of images, called The Invisible Dimension, captures crystals of color rising in reaction to a speaker’s soundwaves, magnetic liquid pushing paint into canals, and a flame of burning whiskey traveling through a glass bottle. In a recent TED talk, the artist explains the motivation behind his creations: “I’m trying to use these phenomena, and show them in a poetic and unseen way, and therefore invite the viewer to pause for a moment and think about all the beauty that is constantly surrounding us.” You can see Oefner’s artistic process demonstrated in his TED talk below, and check out his website to see The Invisible Dimension photos in high resolution.