Your Brain on Creativity

“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Yesterday I attended a Webinar given by the Stanford Centre for Professional Development (SCPD) – you have to love webinars, you can interact with amazing people and you don’t have to leave your house. Anyway, the Webinar […]

Standing on the shoulders of Giants

    “It’s great to sit on the shoulders of giants, but don’t let the giants sit on your shoulders. There’s no room for their legs to dangle!” Stephen Nachmanovitch I love this quote. I recently came across it in the excellent book “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry. It seems a little absurd at […]

Fear is the procrastinators best friend..

Who’s with me?This week I’ve realised I’ve been indulging in extreme procrastination. I’ s really been ready for months to launch a new venture but I’ve been busy perfecting and talking and doing a million other things that could be done instead of acting. This is a familiar step in the creative process. Whether you […]

The Case of the Petrified Brain

  The great Leadership and Innovation speaker Paul Sloane has been known to give this very sage advice “every new hire comes with a free brain”. In other words, insight can come from anyone, not just the chief architect or the creative director…anyone. If they are savvy, managers who really want to innovate in a […]

I Want to Cook With Confidence

Recently I was asked to teach a 6 week cookery class at night. I run Creativity workshops for professionals where there is particular emphasis on developing Creative Confidence. Embracing new challenges and developing new perspectives are principles that I encourage people to adopt in order that they develop their own creativity so, even though I […]