Even when companies know the value of creativity, they unwittingly block it from happening. Here are some of the subtle and more obvious ways creative problem solving is squashed like a rat under a rhino. 1. No time to be creative If people are rushing from one meeting to another and are overworked, they’ve no […]
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Some time ago, I walked into a client’s office to ask who the new CTO was: all I could see was the top of his head behind the barricade of 2 massive computer screens. Was he expecting a volley of fire from enemy territory or did I catch him in a game of hide and […]
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today,” (Robert McAfee Brown) There are two ways to share knowledge: either you can push information out or you can pull people in with a story. Whether you need to sell a product or change behaviour, stories are vital to your success. Here […]
You go on holiday to the quaint country of Kapistan and expect the locals to be friendly and warm on this island. In fact, many of the inhabitants live in mountain villages, cut off from main roads until 20 years ago, they’re cold, suspicious and unhelpful. What you don’t know is that they warm up […]
Motivation is like catching butterflies. Even if you work out what drives you now, that can change tomorrow. Are you one of those people who can’t get down to work at your desk but whose focus turns razor sharp in the bustle of a cafe? Your surroundings can put you into a completely different gear. […]
The very word ‘creative’ is a tripwire to many people. After all, unless you’re paid to produce a video or write a script, what use is creativity in the workplace? In fact, it’s simply the ability to solve problems or be resourceful. To quote Steve Jobs, “Creativity is just connecting things.” Looking at it this way, […]
There are some people who can walk into a room and effortlessly be heard by everyone, without raising their voices. This is called resonance and is due to a power in the voice that doesn’t rely on volume (shouting) to have impact. Here are 7 tips to help you increase your own vocal power so […]
Such is my influence that in the following video, I’ve managed to rope in Clark Gable – who’s not even with us anymore.
All for one purpose: to reveal the reason for couples arguing and workplace tiffs.
How to persuade people that change is good when they’ve got used to mediocrity, struggle and drudge.
Why did that idiot get a pay rise? What is it about some people that helps them to prosper when other people have been putting the work in? Read here to find out what they’re doing that you may need to…
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