Ever notice how many times an unsuccessful project team will explain their failed performance in terms of the constraints that made success "impossible"?

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Dr. Seuss, "Green Eggs & Ham," Cover via Amazon

The next time you hear this, beware! There’s good reason to believe that constraints are far from debilitating to creativity, and could, in fact, be liberating, instead.

Here are three [plus one] familiar constraint categories that you might wish to experiment with in terms of “toughening them up” rather than relaxing them: Time, Resources, Space & Talent. Read More