Christmas reading

Christmas reading

It’s that time of year again when I share my Christmas reading list. Those books that have inspired me the most during the year gone by. Skin in the Game (2018) — Nassim Taleb This has truly been the year of Taleb for me. His latest book, Skin in the Game, was a real...
Negative space

Negative space

I recently became fascinated with an artwork that was all about negative space — that is the space surrounding and in between the central figure. Initially the viewer’s attention is captured by the presenting figure, the so called positive space. However, by slightly...
Holiday Reading

Holiday Reading

My holiday reading list is back this year with new titles that I have personally found to be tremendously insightful. Sapiens – A brief history of humankind (2014) by Yuval Harari Sapiens takes the top spot. Harari discusses the development of human societies...
The importance of your physical environment

The importance of your physical environment

I have recently been noticing just how important our physical environment is to both our wellbeing and the quality of our thinking. The physical environment we inhabit is a powerful enabler of not only clarity of thought, but also creativity. Creating the physical...
Creative problem solving: Beyond words

Creative problem solving: Beyond words

As an executive coach, I am always seeking new ways in which I can support my clients to look at problems from a fresh perspective. Recently, I have become very interested in the role of language as a tool for problem solving. Limitations of language We live in a...
The myth about creativity

The myth about creativity

“I am just not creative” is a claim I often hear from people as they talk about themselves and every single time I know that this self-evaluation couldn’t be further from the truth. How do I know this? It is because we are human. And to be human, is...