I’m a learning junkie. To dive into a book, to be transported to another world where I can surf and learn at leisure, is my idea of bliss. Which is why I have an annual goal to read a minimum of one book a month. I begin each year with giddy anticipation of what I’ll learn and I close … [Read more...] about Have you read any of these, my top five favourites reads from 2018?
Well hello! It’s a new day, a new year. It’s a fresh page, in a new chapter. As this year starts to unfurl I have a mysterious story, with a surprising twist for you that’s been 20 years in the making. See if you can you tell what’s a bit unusualabout it (no worries, I’ll fill you in at the end … [Read more...] about A mysterious story with a twist, 20 years in the making (+ a unique gift)
It’s the season for celebrations. Wherever this finds you may you find reasons to celebrate: from loud, raucous celebrations with many people present to quiet, solo celebrations …from big, grandiose reasons to celebrate to small, quiet flickers …from celebrating with your mind and your … [Read more...] about My wishes for you, wrapped up in a cloud
Have you been affected by the talent gap? Good people are hard to find & ever increasingly so. Plus the hiring process is time consuming, difficult & comes with big stakes. What do you look for? What has to come part & parcel with the staff? What can be taught? What’s … [Read more...] about How to stem the talent gap & stop fighting fires with these 3 simple steps
Spoiler alert: two weeks ago I wrote ‘How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements.’ I’ll answer the creativity questions in this post. Didn’t get a chance to see the first post? Check it out here first. Doing more, doing better Most of my clients … [Read more...] about Amp up your creativity through these thought provoking questions
How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara
Zebra, wildebeests & elands (the largest of the antelopes) scatter as our tiny plane lands on the dirt runway. The air is heavy & loamy after the recent rains. The sky is a whorl of mauves & grays, which will soon darken to slate as the rain starts again. The safari vehicle that takes us … [Read more...] about How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara
Enjoy these amazingly creative ads. Think about their use of humour, turning ordinary objects inside out, grabbing your attention ... Think about how they turn the ordinary into something unusual (french fries as wifi anyone?). Think about their use of humour & anticipation (what would … [Read more...] about Enjoy these amazingly creative ads.
The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 6 free resources for Value Innovation via Blue Ocean Strategy
This month's Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on Value Innovation (e.g. how to create something valuable and innovative) I learned from reading the book Blue Ocean Strategy. Missed the article? Check it out. (Not on my monthly e-newsletter mailing list? Sign up for free here.) After a … [Read more...] about The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 6 free resources for Value Innovation via Blue Ocean Strategy
This month's Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on the 7 stages of innovation I learned from the Amani Institute's Social Innovation Safari I participated in. Missed the article? Check it out here. (Not on my monthly e-newsletter mailing list? Sign up for free here.) Are you clear on what … [Read more...] about The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 7 stages of innovation
I love this post from my good friend Danielle LaPorte. So much that I've reposted it below. It's a great example of how your perspective can be refreshed, enhanced & rebooted through knowing & telling your own story. The biggest threat to your creativity… … is the fear that it’s already … [Read more...] about The biggest threat to your creativity (a la Danielle LaPorte)
If you didn't catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what's below. Here's the Rock.Paper.Scissors' monthly training & development round up for the month of April. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. … [Read more...] about Training & development learning well April blog post round up
Love love love this creativity / innovation infographic. Because sometimes it sucks to be innovative. To deliberately seek out learning from difference. To step out of your own frame so you can see through another's. To risk learning. To make oneself vulnerable. So what's the motivation? While … [Read more...] about Innovation: sometimes it sucks to think outside the box