Uncorking Diversity in a Bottle of Wine

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to enhance your appreciation of diversity. Reading time: 3:36.

            The fine wine glasses looked conspicuously out of place, especially at 9 am in a team project room. The team leader was pouring what seemed to be white wine as his team members assembled for their next project update meeting.

            “Yes, I know it’s still early but I think a toast is in order,” the team leader said.

           He served the filled wine glasses to his seven team members who all looked at him like he just had a nervous breakdown. Alcohol in a project room or anywhere on campus was against company policy. And besides it was 9 in the morning. Most folks were still on their second cup of coffee.

          The team leader smiled and said, “No, no. It’s just water.” Now everyone thought the team leader had snapped. The team leader took a sip and then he offered his toast.

         “I’ve always been intrigued that you can make white wine from a red grapes,” said the team leader, hoisting his glass to showcase the clear liquid with a tinge of lemon food coloring.

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Creativity: 7 Heads Are Better Than 1

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to enhance your resourcefulness. Reading time: 2:23.

        Your budget has been slashed. Again. You’re under the gun to generate increased sales. Again. Your advertising spots on TV and radio are few and far between.  Again.   You feel like you’ve been handcuffed, chained and throw into the river. Again.

       Snap out of it. Tear a page out of Houdini’s Resourcefulness Playbook that helped him earn the title of The Great Escape Artist.

Bald heads became a billboard to Houdini

      Slip out of those financial chains. Unlock new resources. Free yourself and your creative expression –in Houdini fashion. Here’s how:

       When Houdini ran out of money to promote his appearances in Paris, he devised a clever flashing billboard in the most highly trafficked areas of the city virtually for nothing. He hired 7 bald guys (for tickets to his show).

       Houdini tasked them to sit side by side on a sidewalk cafes around the city. Each had tatooed a letter on the top  of his head. They wore suits and large bowler hats and faced the on-coming traffic.

     Every few minutes they would remove their hats and lower their heads toward the traffic , flashing H-O-U-D-I-N-I.

       Heady stuff. Houdini proved seven heads are better than one to beat the Budget Blues.  Continue reading “Creativity: 7 Heads Are Better Than 1”