Ever left a workshop unable to recall what happened in the first half of the day? That first point you thought was so epic that you’d never have to write down to remember? The anecdote that made you laugh and nod around 11 a.m? And…what… Read More »Why your Next Workshop Deserves a Little ‘Vajayjay’
Before I started a training company or worked in the ad biz, I was among other things, a TV host. I got this gig by pitching some development ideas to a TV production company. Watching me do my thing, the President suddenly commented; “You know,… Read More »Presentation Skills Secrets From an Accidental TV Host
Lots of organizations rely on a Creative Director or Innovation Lead for their creative leadership. They’re theoretically given free reign to infuse the organization with ‘wild thinking, inspiration and a sense of the possible’. To them I say go, “good luck”. From where I stand,… Read More »Are You a Killer Creative Leader?
One of the biggest challenges in creating anything original is overcoming the new vs. useful conundrum. When you go through the exercise of innovating, regardless of whether its a radical change to something or simply a new way of looking at an old problem, the first… Read More »The Wrongness of Rightness – Assessing the ‘New’ vs the ‘Useful’
Google “is brainstorming dead” and you’ll get about 1.9 million hits. I’m not sure which fact is more interesting; the number of results or the clear interest in trying to find the answer? And everyone and their cousin has weighed in on the discussion, from… Read More »Brainstorming: Dead or Misunderstood?