Category archives: Creative

  • How to make the difference to your business

  • In July 2017 CBI stated Its survey of 357 businesses found over 40% of businesses said Brexit has affected their investment decisions. Of these, 98% said the impact has been negative. From my perspective, I am still seeing this trend with people I speak to, saying they will not invest in their busin[...]
  • What makes a good Management consultant?

  • Have you ever dealt with a Management Consultant? If so, what stood out to you about their characteristics? When a Management consultant is brought in to the business it can create a defensive mode with the employees and Leader’s, that can easily result in the consultant’s time being wasted a[...]
  • I Spy - Fun in my workplace

  • The other Saturday, I took our granddaughter to meet her mum and on the way, we started playing I spy. It was so funny, as it was amazing what Grace could see and the letters that she used. It’s as if at that age they can be so creative and they can let their imagination soar and be adaptive. W[...]
  • Letting yourself fly

  • I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.                                                       Michelle Bachelet Think back through your life [...]
  • Could have done better!

  • I will always remember drafting a report for a Director. It was the first time I had written one and in those days there was no internet to research how to write a report! Would you believe it! Well, I really thought I had compiled a succinct and evidence-based report and felt really pleased with [...]
  • Effective Problem-Solving - Duck or Dive

  •   So are you a ducker or diver? Effective Problem Solving   “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a fa[...]
  • Creating Harmony with your team

  • Have you ever been in an environment where the atmosphere feels constrained and conversations are muted and far from genuine? If you are the team leader you need to consider why it’s happening and how you can promote real open and honest conversations. Without people being free to share ideas and[...]
  • Creativity for teams

  • “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they are valued” Ken Robinson How many times have you seen Leaders and Managers build a great brick wall where new ideas are concerned, which is impermeable?  What do[...]