Browsing All posts tagged under »behaviour«

Take time out to play with ideas. It’s good for your brain.

May 15, 2015


Working in the creative industry is a tough ask: All those lattes; having to play table football in the office for inspiration, the breakfast bar with free fruit (although that is good for the creative brain) and then beers at the end of a working day to unwind. Harsh conditions. Even harsher is second-guessing what […]

UK EU campaigners, choose your words wisely

May 11, 2015


We are about to embark on a referendum that will decide whether the UK stays in the EU or leaves. No doubt about it. But, what is the question we will face? Will it be “Yes, we should stay in the EU?” Or “No, we should not leave the EU?” Same outcome. Different words. This […]

What almost kills you makes you stronger

January 16, 2015


I spend my work life helping organisations get a bit of clarity around their vision, values and strategy and then bring this to life for their people. It’s what I do. When I’m not doing that, then my time is split between being with my wonderful family and then after that my other two passions […]

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right

December 12, 2012


Two events struck me as incredibly important in the last week. The first of these was the response to the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha after the now much-publicise royal prank call. The second was a well-known coffee chain agreeing to pay £20million in tax after “listening to their customers.” These two events couldn’t be […]

Are smart phones destroying our children’s potential for creativity?

April 27, 2012


Here’s a classic altercation that must happen in many a household over teenage use of the smartphone. Me: For goodness sake, put the iPhone down for 5 minutes! Teenager: Why? Me: Because you’re wedded to it and it’ll consume you one of these days. Teenager: What does that mean. Me: It means you’re reliant on […]

It’s the people stupid. And it’s the real people inside organisations that count…

April 17, 2012


I think it was Michael Eisner that once said that a brand was the product of a thousand small gestures. What a wonderful saying. I particularly love the word gesture as it suggests that the smallest of actions as well as the most significant of decisions can play a part in affecting ones view of […]

Buildings help make us what we are

August 11, 2011


Boris Johnson recently ripped out all the colourful meeting spaces at London’s City Hall after being attacked for saying they were a waste of money. As the Evening Standard reported, the mayor was criticised for wasting £1200 on two sofas! £1200! Blimey. I spent that on one sofa once and none of my family took […]