Has 2020 been tough, manageable or has it presented new opportunity and growth? Are you processing the year that is passing and orientating towards the one ahead? Or is it a case of holding on in this lockdown state until we know more, so that we can do more? When will we convene with ourContinue reading “Decompression Zone”
The world has never moved this quickly, yet it will never again move this slowly. Exposure to unknowns will amplify. When situations are unfamiliar it may be best to approach them as curious mysteries, rather than attempt to solve them as puzzles based on a logic that worked before. Think about first principles, encourages Peter Thiel, authorContinue reading “Machines, puzzles, humans and magic”
#CREATIVITY Creativity is connecting things. “Technologies connecting to social movements. Industries converging. Bringing together disparate groups into a more powerful whole. Connecting the right message to the right medium. This is what great innovators have done for all time.” We can be prosumers or makers. We can do more than consume what others make. In this wayContinue reading “Digesting creativity, innovation & purpose”
We can be prosumers or makers – we do not have to be just consumers of what others make. In this way we can shape our own worlds. Creativity starts with the individual, and growth mindsets are key enablers for the future. We must provoke, unwrap and explore the way we understand the world, andContinue reading “Thoughts on creativity, innovation & purpose”
I recently took part in a Connectle on Innovation Mindsets. The panel of speakers was impressive and inspiring. Take Ira Munn from Ierospace. Ira is changing the world, one Drop at a time. Later this year he will launch The Drop, a 3D-printed, energy-efficient, electric vehicle kit made from up-cycled local plastic, like the plasticContinue reading “Unleashing the big C”
Many organisations remain unclear about their purpose. When asked, Why does your organisation exist? they answer: ‘to make money’. Money is essential, but making money is not a purpose. Read the inspirational classic from psychiatrist Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl practiced logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (‘meaning’), asserting that our primary driveContinue reading “Create a Massive Transformative Purpose”
“If you’ve always done it that way, it’s probably wrong.” – Charles Kettering, holder of 186 patents. We tend to concentrate on things we already know, and time and time again, we fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. This focus on the familiar has costs. It was Nassim Taleb in his bookContinue reading “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong”
By Gaylin Jee Absorb state is one of 7 ways to boost your creativity. But what is absorb state? When you are in absorb state, you spend time only consuming information. You are not creating or delivering any output. The concept is also referred to as ‘batching’. It replaces what Linda Stone calls ‘continuous partial attention’,Continue reading “Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower”
Grow and support appetites for thinking and doing differently. Get your head around a new set of roles, like the Game Changers, Play Makers and Polishers too. If not for your organisation, at least for yourself.
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The rules of the game have changed. And the new formula for success is rapid fire, rapid fail. Are you ready?
‘There are people in this world who cannot tell you what they think and what they believe. They simply don’t know. They are programmed to be the person they think someone in authority — a hiring authority, for instance — wants them to be.’ – Liz Ryan What are your strengths? Do you list themContinue reading “Strong, or human”
This is a guest blog I wrote for The Performance Hub. You can find the original post on their website here. It is said that everyone saw the apple fall from the tree, but only Newton asked why. What’s the relevance of asking ‘why’? A mindset of understanding and inventiveness, which starts with asking ‘why?’, mightContinue reading “Why? A blog on innovation”