Have you ever thought of poetry as a tool for revolutionizing your thought process and sparking creativity? Well, my guest on episode 84 of the Impact Makers podcast has!
Arend Boersema, is a human resources leader, hip-hop enthusiast, spoken word poet and writer, and in our conversation, he shares how we can use art forms like poetry to disrupt our thinking, and to unlock creativity in the workplace.
Having lived in various countries and cultures around the world, Arend embraces his diverse identity as a global citizen, and utilizes his passions and experience to help leaders to tap into their creativity, and to think differently about work and life. He’s a firm believer that writing poetry can be a useful activity to explore self-expression and uncover new ideas.
During the pandemic, Arend found solace in writing and capturing his experiences through spoken word poetry, and this creative expression culminated in the publication of his book, “Poetry at the Heart of Business.”
As an HR and organizational development expert, Arend incorporates spoken word poetry, hip-hop, and haikus into training classes, retreats, and summits as tools to encourage creative thinking, and to foster a sense of community among participants.
This episode is a fascinating blend of art, creativity, and leadership that you wouldn’t want to miss. I hope that it sparks something in you, and inspires you to use poetry, hip hop lyrics, or some other form of art that you may be passionate about to engage your own creativity and self-expression in your leadership journey going forward.
Topics Discussed In Today’s Episode:
- The importance of HR in creating a positive employee experience and fostering company culture.
- How incorporating storytelling and spoken word poetry into your work can make concepts and feelings come to life in unique ways.
- How embracing creativity and self-expression can enhance leadership skills and help us to connect with others on a deeper level.
- Using poetry and art as tools for personal growth, self-reflection, and making sense of the world.
LISTEN TO IMPACT MAKERS PODCAST – EPISODE 84
People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
DisruptHR Philadelphia Talk – Do You Even Hear Yourself? (Leadership & Self-Reflection) | Arend Boersema
DisruptHR Philadelphia Talk – Turns Out, You Can Fix Stupid | Arend Boersema