The Beauty of Design By: Rachael Long   In the picture above, do you see a face or a vase? Maybe, you see both? I use this illustration as a reminder that we all see different things when facing a prototype, challenge, or opportunity. In my line of work I have come to realize that…

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What If I Fail? By: Joanna Richter How many of you like sharing about a failure? I recently observed a 5th grade art class where the teacher was leading a discussion with students about using art to inspire others. The teacher passed out cards that asked a group of students a question, such as, If…

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God’s Love Letter By: Tim Brown If I were to offer you $1,000 for every Bible verse you memorized in the next 24 hours, what would your reaction be? If you’re like me, it would be a pretty simple response of calling into work, loading up on caffeine, and going to town (John 11:35, 1…

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Do You Have a Plan B (To Z)? By: Rachael Long “Pivot with perseverance” is probably my favorite mindset to ask students about. You should see the eye rolls when I ask them if they have “pivoted” in a tough situation. While they, as well as me might not love finding an alternative plan, it…

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Create a Win/Win Solution By: Amanda Kopischke Create a Win/Win Solution is one of Incubate to Innovate’s ChangeMaker Mindsets™.  Stephen Covey, in his highly acclaimed book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, describes a Win/Win as a “frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win/Win means agreements or solutions are…

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Developing the Team By: Trevor Christian At the beginning of my first year at West Point, the entire freshman class was given a briefing on academic expectations. I recall being told it was impossible for anyone to dedicate the recommended time to each class as laid out in the syllabus. Indeed, when adding together the…

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Congratulations to Senior, Dao Atomsa for being honored as a Standout Student on CCX Media. Dao is an amazing leader at Maranatha Christian Academy (Brooklyn Park, MN). We are blessed to him as a part of our community. To view the piece on the news, please click here.

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Pivot with Perseverance By: Amanda Kopischke Pivot with Perseverance is one of Incubate to Innovate’s ChangeMaker Mindsets™. For many of us, we are facing a world that we did not expect.  Anxiety increases as we race to keep up and keep ahead of the game.  Solutions from the past are no longer working in the…

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Do You Own Your Own Story? By: Joanna Richter Empowered people own their stories. They know where they have been – the struggles they have walked through, the joys they have experienced, and the people who have been their guides that has led them to where they are today. They see each season as a…

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Lead with Empathy By: Amanda Kopischke Lead with Empathy is one of Incubate to Innovate’s ChangeMaker Mindsets™. Empathy is defined as the ability to take someone else’s perspective and place yourself in their position while understanding and sharing their feelings. The mindset of Lead with Empathy asks a critical question: How can I listen well with a heart…

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