The lucky humans mature, but the happiest ones get wise.

Today I am wearing jeans. This, apparently, is a rarity now, as temperatures in the UK reach terrifying records and the red-headed population are offered free cinema tickets to avoid the sun. What once was rare becomes common: smartphones, tap and pay, online dating. This is an example of Rogers’ theory of the diffusion of… Continue reading The lucky humans mature, but the happiest ones get wise.

critical thinking

Teaching began last week, and I used the face-to-face time with my students to encourage some critical discussion of a fashion brand whose story focused on sustainability. At the end of the session, I asked students what they would take away from the discussion to apply to their own work. About 25% of them said:… Continue reading critical thinking

Co-creation

On the path to liberate our hidden artists, both as individuals and in organisations, we take a pit stop in connection. Connection has three levels which, if we are conscious of their subtle differences, we can start to tackle them in an order which has the most effectiveness in the long-term: connection to ourselves, connection… Continue reading Co-creation

The importance of understanding

In this pit stop of connection, your approach to connection with others is crucial if you want to fully liberate your creativity. With a greater number of connections, you have more opportunities to act on your creativity, collaborate and share your work with the world. With a deeper strength of connection, you have the improved… Continue reading The importance of understanding

Connecting to others

In the middle of the three levels of connection, we have connecting to others. When we’re looking at connection, either as individuals or as organisations, this is where we often start. Connecting meaningfully to other people is crucially important to our happiness, health and wellbeing. That’s not something to argue against. What I would argue… Continue reading Connecting to others

The role of intuition

Connecting to our true self has a dark side. There are mountains to climb and the risk that our life won’t be the same afterwards. If you’re willing to scale the mountain, you’ll be rewarded with a deep sense of personal acceptance, better decision-making skills and improved creativity. There’s no shortcut through the mountains, but… Continue reading The role of intuition