How mature are your ideas?

How mature are your ideas?

I'm not asking how 'old' or 'grown up' your ideas are, I'm wondering how ready your ideas are to be brought to life. I have found there are two types of people in the world...people who come up with lots of ideas and people who don't. The people who come …

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How to think magically.

How to think magically.

When was the last time that you spent some time thinking about thinking? Are you aware of how you think? How you best think? How to hack your thinking? "The intellectual roots of critical thinking are as ancient as its etymology, traceable, ultimately, to the teaching practice and vision of …

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The Importance of the 'How might we' Question in solving Epic Problems...

The Importance of the 'How might we' Question in solving Epic Problems...

How Might We... Turn your questions and problems into questions that invite your brain to solve... The notion of design as a "way of thinking" in the sciences can be traced to Herbert A. Simon's 1969 book The Sciences of the Artificial, and in design engineering to Robert McKim's 1973 …

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Fast Empathy and Slow Vulnerability - Tools for Epic Leadership.

Fast Empathy and Slow Vulnerability - Tools for Epic Leadership.

Two of my favourite tools in workshops to evolve leadership are an emoji check-in and a simple line. Whether you're a CEO or a business owner leading a small team, the art of getting humans to go from A-B consistently is more than just managerial goodness. Sure hygiene factors go …

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What is driving your innovation agenda?

What is driving your innovation agenda?

What is innovation? /ɪnəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/ noun - the action or process of innovating. "innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization" Similar: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, recasting, remodelling, renovation, restyling, variation, new measures, new methods, new devices, novelty, newness, unconventionality, modernization, modernism, a break …

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Shapes and Words as tools for creating Sustainable Innovation

Shapes and Words as tools for creating Sustainable Innovation

We all know that change can be hard, especially when it comes to creating a big shift in either our thinking or the way we do things. You'll likely have referenced or used many shapes over the years, to create, to learn, to lead and manage change. From the Responsibility …

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An open source Personal and Professional Self-Directed Leadership Framework

The long standing argument between academics and professionals still continues between the differences of 'management' and 'leadership'. "While management is generally associated with the pragmatism of ensuring that an organization functions, whereas, by contrast, leadership is more concerned with coping with and leading change, setting strategy, and the aspirational aspects …

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