How Constraints Help You Be Creative

How Constraints Help You Be Creative

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in creativity, design, leadership, learning | No Comments

How constraints help you be creative Two stories from the world of toys and food that show how turning broken bits into brilliance is more common than you think. What can you buy in 130 different countries, comes in 53 different colours and 75 billion pieces of it are sold each year? Answer: Lego. Translated […]

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

We are all public speakers. Whether it’s show and tell at school, being put on the spot at work to “just say a few words” or facing a sea of expectant faces from a stage. Here are ten top tips to help you. Tip #1 – Preparation Whether you’re presenting to your team, prospective clients […]

Diving into Being a New Manager

Diving into Being a New Manager

Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! Your talent has been noticed, your stellar communication skills have made a difference and you’re now in charge of rallying a group of people. Whilst getting results is about doing stuff, a lot about being a manager is asking the right questions to help shift people’s thinking to help them make decisions to […]

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

Why Great Coaching is Like the Classic Cream Tea

What’s coaching got to do with a cream tea? Quite a lot actually. A scone with just the right amount of crumble. Clotted cream that delivers heaven. Jam that is jamish in all the right ways. Served on elegant china and savored with a great pot of tea. What’s coaching got to do with that? […]

Inauguration

Inauguration

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in leadership, public speaking | No Comments

The U.S. presidential inauguration is a big ceremony in a big country following a big decision. How has it changed over the years? Keeping it Snappy The shortest inaugural address is held by George Washington in 1789. He kept it brief. Very brief, with a mere 135 words. By 1841, the US president, William Henry […]