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Change is a problem to solve

When a career enjoyed for decades begins to feel tedious and uninspiring, thoughts often turn to making a career u-turn and embarking on something fresh and meaningful. But the idea of abandoning the familiar to...

Getting innovation ready – how hard is it?

There are two things I get asked a lot by CEOs and other senior business leaders. “What exactly is innovation?” And: “How can you help me or my company get good at it?” Now, we could spend a lot of time ...

Use your holiday to unlock your creativity

Undoubtedly, the most precious commodity we all have is time. When I gave up working for someone else and started my own business, this suddenly became the greatest paradigm shift I’d had in a long time and a ma...

Where did all the play go?

Recently I was fortunate to be a coach at a design thinking workshop (thank you Thinkplace). As part of the learning for the executives, we brought in 20 school children (ages 8-12) to work on a project to ‘ima...

Are you doing what you really want?

Recently at an event for START NOW I asked the audience – what would you do, if you could be whatever you wanted? For many, it was something very different to what they are doing today. As we’ve gotten older, it...