TED Talk of the Week: How to manage for collective creativity
Linda Hill, How to manage for collective creativity How does a company create innovation? Linda Hill studied different companies to find out how leaders encouraged innovation by keeping ideas flowing through all staff, not just those in higher positions, but through a collaborative journey. Pixar and Google featured in Hill’s research, and she discusses how […]
Posting Brown Boxes or Building Dreams?
Posting Brown Boxes or Building Dreams? Firstly a big thank you to Simon Monger, Internal Communications Manager at Freshfields for inspiring this post… Did you hear about the guy at Amazon who recently left his job as VP in charge of corporate applications and information technology to take up a position with The Seattle Police […]
Employee engagement and you
Employee engagement and you Can you quite believe we are already in March 2015? I’m sure some of us are still coming around to reality again after the holiday festivities, rubbing sleep out of our eyes, stretching, yawning, wondering when we will see the sun again (surely, it can’t be long now?). Sun or […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for […]
Ted Talk of the Week – David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence?language=en
Ted Talk of the Week – Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).
Ted Talk of the Week: Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Where does your creativity come from?
“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Creativity is one of the most fundamentally important elements of any organisation. Innovation and the creation of new ideas & products fuels an organisation’s success, and ensures that the business is recognised as a leading force […]