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Mark Henson on Jim Canterucci's Personal Brilliance - Up Close and Practical Podcast

Jim Canterucci's December guest Chief Imagination Officer of sparkspace Mark Henson on the Personal Brilliance - Up Close and Practical weekly podcast.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - WESTERVILLE, OH, December 22, 2007 - Jim Canterucci's December guest is Chief Imagination Officer of sparkspace Mark Henson.

Jim Canterucci's Personal Brilliance - Up Close and Practical weekly podcast features experts and their brilliance. Each weekly episode (approximately 15 minutes) features one of the four Personal Brilliance catalysts - Awareness, Curiosity, Focus, and Initiative.

MarkHenson ( is the Chief Imagination Officer of sparkspace, Central Ohio's most creative meeting place. Mark applies his brilliance to spark new thinking about customer service, teamwork, and innovation. He spends a good part of his day thinking about how to make his city a more fun and creative place to live, work, and do business. He has an interesting view of a wide variety of companies, across a wide variety of industries, and how they tackle the creativity and innovation process.

Some of the Mark Henson podcast's highlights:

Episode 1 - Awareness

• A description of a unique meeting facility for innovation
• Evidence of an awakening to innovation in the last few years
• A great definition of success
• The lowest rated competency for most people
• Why environment is so important
• Hiring Mr. Potatohead as a consultant
• Getting permission to explore

Episode 2 - Curiosity

• The biggest hindrance to personal brilliance
• Curiosity and our kids
• Mark's most important question
• How Mark researched his business idea
• How curiosity contributes to success in customer service
• How evolution has supported our curiosity

Episode 3 - Focus

• The relationship of focus and commitment
• Increasing the speed of brilliant results
• Are you obsessed?
• The concept of rapid refocusing
• A common barrier - shortcuts create an illusion of speed
• Why focus should be physically separated from awareness and curiosity

Episode 4 - Initiative

• Taking the leap
• Rapid prototyping and perfection
• Lack of trust in the initiative equation
• How avoiding disappointment reduces innovation
• A case study of brilliance

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Jim Canterucci is the author of Personal Brilliance. Find out how brilliant you really are with the Personal Brilliance Quotient (PBQ) at Make 2008 your year with the Personal Brilliance Daily Appointment Audio Suite

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