We have conducted several 50-second interviews with our thinkers. Here are their collected answers to one specific question: When did you last say ‘Eureka!’!?
As I was prepping for a webinar on identifying your distinctive strengths in early September, I was feeling overwhelmed. If can just sit in my office and connect with a few people via e-mail, I will again feel in control. It then occurred to me that when I feel in control, I also feel strong. So, identify the go-to-when-you-are-under-stress activity (non-self-sabotaging), and you’ll have also identified a strength.
This morning. Someone said something that captured an idea in a new way, I’d never before considered.
When I finally figured out what the secret to a great creative culture is.
At lunch yesterday. I’m working out the idea now…
When I got the idea for my forthcoming book.
When I figured out the amazing feedback loop between the use of the social web and a professor’s workflow…
Every time I get out of the bath!! Just like Archimedes, right? But seriously, it’s about having time to think, having stimulus to stretch yourself, and having confidence to creatively define your best ideas in new and interesting ways.
I don’t think I have ever said that word in my life! There are of course magic moments when many dots you have been trying to join together suddenly do so to form a ‘simple’ insight. They give me a Eureka feeling but I never vocalise it!
My word is “whowser” and I said it when I heard we had a new grandchild coming!