The story of Lego Serious Play

The story of the Lego® Serious Play® method, now widely applied in small and large organisations globally, is an interesting one. The LEGO Company, despite being in the business of creativity, decided that the manner in which it developed its own strategy was decidedly uncreative. In addition, the company was facing huge pressures as video gamesContinue reading “The story of Lego Serious Play”

Machines, puzzles, humans and magic

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”

Digesting creativity, innovation & purpose

#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”

Thoughts on 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”

Unleashing the big C

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”

Create a Massive Transformative Purpose

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 have always done it that way, it is probably wrong

“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”

Risk-takers, Originals and all of us

By Gaylin Jee “The last time you had an original idea, what did you do with it?” Adam Grant We’re still using yesterday’s models and hoping they will solve tomorrow’s challenges. That’s not impossible, but it will become increasingly unrewarding. The proposed and impending World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to radically shiftContinue reading “Risk-takers, Originals and all of us”

Disrupt yourself

By Gaylin Jee The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker. Looking at what the future holds should be like looking at we want to create. As Vala Afshar notes, companies do not disrupt, people do. One drives innovation and disruption in the organisation through driving personal disruption. And accordingContinue reading “Disrupt yourself”

Are you in good shape? #futureskills #futurethinking

Embracing and leveraging a future that looks little like today is held somewhere in the way you think. Vast and constant change presents a steady flow of new opportunity.
Why don’t you to try to shape a future that changes the game?

Follow your passion – the worst piece of career advice

In previous blogs I’ve posted about the skills we need for a prosperous digital present and future, and the ones that are likely to be in short supply. I’ve been asking the question of how we drive our own value propositions over time, one, because there is more choice and focus if we do itContinue reading “Follow your passion – the worst piece of career advice”

All change please

It is the human interface with new technologies that will mostly likely drive the best personal and business value propositions into the future. Yet both companies and individuals can miss the people behind the tools and the mindset of change for adoption of new tools. I sometimes wonder if one of the barriers to digitalContinue reading “All change please”