The big question

When was the last time you thought this? I can tell you when I did…today! I’ve been building up to launching a new Internal Communications channel for one of the clients I work for. Today was the big day. I had designed the channel, promoted it, summarised the content, created the presentation, sense checked the…

Creativity – a need or a want?

I’m at my best when I’m creating so I know it’s a need for me. Which is it for you? Creativity – the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness Recently I came across an article about everyday creativity. This is where you acknowledge your creativity through everyday actions. The best way for me to…

Collaborative Intelligence

Which of these terms are you more familiar with: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence Augmentation or Collaborative Intelligence? Whilst they are differing processes and perspectives Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA) will change our interactions with technology and they are an ever emergent part of the fabric of organisations. This article in the HBR  although lengthy,…

What do you see?

It’s not a trick question. What do you see? I’ve been looking at this image for a few months now and each time I take the time to look at it I see something different. In fact depending on how I feel I see something different. We all see people, places, situations and the world…

The cannabis conversation

So, here are two questions: Would you frequent a commercial cannabis establishment if you were in a place where it is legalised? Would you partake in any cannabis consumption with a client/colleague of that region? I know this could be a multi-faceted dilemma for some or a simple judgement call for others but for me…

Five steps to making change happen this autumn

The turning season feels a significant time. For people who grew up in the UK, or who have children at school, this means a new term, next size uniforms, supplies for their pencil cases, and early mornings. And it’s also a chance to make a new start, with different teachers, perhaps new subjects and activities…

Adventure lessons from Northern Scotland

People often tell me they want more adventure in their lives, but wonder if it’s possible when their plates are already full. Can they actually step outside their routine and live with more spontaneity, fun and freedom? I believe it is absolutely possible. When I was in my 20s, “adventure” was a solo pursuit, guiding…

Simplicity

Simplicity – it’s bandied around as a concept for minimalism, feng shui, lists, decor and much more. What’s the essence of simplicity in our day to day? I have on occasion stripped back to what I thought was a simple set up. Fewer appointments, shorter deadlines, missed events, decluttered with every house move I’ve had…