The treadmill’s a bore. The gym – sorry, fitness center – is ugly. The challenge of solving a complex creative problem is much more satisfying than spending time jogging. For these and other reasons, gifted, talented and creative people often find it hard to raise enthusiasm for exercise. Yet we are precisely the group that [...]
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The presenter on corporate social responsibility was a quiet young woman. Her presentation was excellent: informative, business-specific and carefully considered. The audience of senior managers was at first skeptical and then drawn into her conclusions. She had won them over. Until . . . The first question from the floor was very positive: “How do [...]
Mary hates herself because she’s short and rounded; Robert despises his narrow chest and receding chin; Yvonne detests her curls; Colin abhors being bald. We all know these people and sympathize with them because they are ourselves. We wouldn’t spurn Mary, Yvonne, Robert or Colin for their physical characteristics and – unless we’re having a [...]
We are each unique – physically, psychologically and intellectually – and therefore individually perfect. Our perfection as gifted, creative and talented adults is often a poor mix with the perfection of the other individuals in our world. We are seen as weird or worse by our families, our workmates and our acquaintances. All of us [...]