If you dislike something isn’t it time to innovate?

Ian McDermott is a leading expert on the subject of “Innovation.” According to Ian we are all capable of innovation, and when we make change we are in fact innovating. Triggers to making change include:

  • Distress,
  • Discontent,
  • Love,
  • A vision of what might be, and
  • Sheer Bloody Mindedness!!

This put me in mind of an old TV advert that some of you might recall, for Honda’s much improved diesel engine.  The catchy tune is entitled Hate something, change something…it does make sense!!

How to open a world of colour for black and white thinkers

Reframing is a useful technique for unsticking black and white thinking. Colour brings a fresh dimension.

Use a simple question to encourage exploration of the grey area in between two stuck positions: eg “How would it be if the grey area was shot through with bright colours?”

Visualisation of colours can bring fresh energy, enabling a stuck thinker to find new perspectives and innovative solutions. Why not give it a try.


Make Change in 5 tiny steps

Sometimes the thought of changing something can seem overwhelming.  Where to start?

I am a firm believer in the benefit of taking small steps in the direction of travel, rather than trying to tackle everything at the same time.

Small steps can add up over time, and the secret is to start with something easy.

Here is a simple 5 stage formula for making change……Read more

How Resilient are you?

The humble Snowdrop  pushing upwards towards the light, heralding the promise of longer warmer days to come.

This tiny plant, bouncing back from frozen temperatures, for me illustrates the resilience of Nature.

As the year unfolds, how resilient are you feeling? Maybe it’s time to think about ways to build your resilience….. Read more