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This is how innovation really works

This is how innovation really works

Here is an interesting article by Matthew Syed –  about innovation using creative thinking and problem solving.  

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any!

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any!

Create things you wish existed

Create things you wish existed

Young People Value Your Perspective

Young People Value Your Perspective

My social enterprise activities help people, of all ages, to access free business coaching from real entrepreneurs to give them the right mindset and the support they need to start and grow their own business.  The free sessions are often booked by young people who want to run a business but they are finding it […]

How to be more productive

How to be more productive

    I saw this infographic that sums up nicely how to be more productive.  This is what we encourage people at our retreat to do if they want to become more productive and make things happen.  Here is a link to the website Design Taxi where I saw this posted.  Click the image to […]

How To Have Successful Creative Thinking Sessions

How To Have Successful Creative Thinking Sessions

In every creative thinking session we run at our retreat we use big whiteboards to capture all the ideas and everyone has to follow these guidelines in order to have a successful brainstorming session. Postpone and withhold your judgment of ideas Do not pass judgment on ideas until the completion of the brainstorming session Do […]

Solve A Big Problem – Reverse Your Statements & Look At Them In A Different Way

Solve A Big Problem – Reverse Your Statements & Look At Them In A Different Way

This technique is very useful to try when you have a big problem to solve and find yourself repeating a statement that is holding you back. It is also one of the most effective ways to help someone else get perspective on what is troubling them without having the provide the solution yourself. I first […]

Want A Fresh Perspective? Try The Forced Analogy Game

Want A Fresh Perspective? Try The Forced Analogy Game

This is a fun activity which will help to give you a fresh perspective and jolt your thinking to see things differently. You can play this on your own but it is most effective with a group of people. I use a pack of picture cards that were designed to teach kids about words and […]

6 Useful Questions To Help You Cover The Whole Story

6 Useful Questions To Help You Cover The Whole Story

This is a simple way to ensure you have got all the information you need to create text for a website, business plan, press release or when you are trying to solve a problem. I find this especially helpful when I am stuck on what to say and can’t think where to start. Try answering […]