Tart and Sweet.

tart and sweet

Tart and Sweet. That’s how I’d describe working on a virtuoso team.  (more to come on virtuoso teams- stay tuned.)  If you have ever been fortunate enough to be on one of these teams you know that these teams

“are utterly unique in the ambitiousness of their goals, the intensity of their conversations, the degree of their esprit, and the extraordinary results they deliver.”

However, sometimes, even these teams hit a wall and need a respite from the intensity of their meetings.  Here’s where this week’s creative boosting technique comes in:  The Random Creative Challenge Box.  A random creative challenge serves an important purpose: it gives team members a chance to earn some individual recognition within the group- something virtuoso teams crave and thrive on. The Random Creative Challenge Box should be filled with challenges that team members 1) have one week to complete, 2) complete individually, 3) present to the group. Each team member completes the same challenge.  After presenting, team members vote on the “winner” of the challenge, and this person is awarded a very special prize, and holds on to this prize until the battle of the next challenge!

the winner
ta da!

These aren’t just “at work activities.”  Adding creative challenges into your home routine is a fun way to give your brain a workout.  We did this for 8 weeks during a Creativity for Business Leaders class as part of my MBA program, and it was so much fun to see everyone’s take on the challenges.  So even though this blog is new, I’m throwing a creative challenge out to anyone who’s reading this on Linkedin, Facebook or Tumblr:

Invent a new fruit:  What’s its name?  How does it taste? What color is it?

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

6 thoughts on “Tart and Sweet.

  1. My fruit is a Chango. It looks like a mango on the outside but the fruit is deep red like a cherry! It is super sweet and juicy!


  2. I’d like to create a blaspberry. A combination of a raspberry and blueberry. It would have the texture/skin similar to that of a raspberry, but would be smaller and blue. And it would be delicious.


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