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,…

Repeat after me…no!

No, nope, no can do, never, NO! No is a strong word, some say a negative word. I say it’s a beautifully short word, one that’s clear and makes sure that you can look after yourself first, especially when everything feels like too much. Here’s why I feel it’s important to say no when you want to:…

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…

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…

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…

Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…