Adaptive versus Innovative creativity

We often hear talk of adaptive creativity versus innovative creativity, and in this blogpost I will reflect upon the differences and implications of the two types. Everyone has the capacity to be creative, and everyone expresses creativity in their own way. Some of us...

Reflections on creativity in 2020

What a year it has been. Crazy and scary with some hopeful signs. Covid 19 for me was  probably the most impactful occurence in 2020, and the one that has caused the most disruption, particularly in Europe. In this blogpost I review its impact on creativity from a...

Learning about creativity through photography

I have been learning to be a better photographer for many years, as well as  writing about and facilitating creativity. So, it is natural to connect these two spheres and ask, what am I learning about creativity through photography?  This is what I want to share with...

Why change is difficult and what to do about it

Change is difficult, that's what we often hear, and yet the pace of change is unrelenting. Let’s start by looking at why change is difficult. All change involves people and their habits . We build habits over time and these change our attitudes and behaviours. It is...

Six barriers to being more creative.

In July, I wrote about the benefits of creativity and offering ideas on how to be creative. Today I will reflect upon the barriers that get in the way of us being creative. 1 Negative thinking –  prevents us from seeing opportunities because it changes our perception...

On being creative

Being creative is good for the soul. This is, I know,  a sweeping statement. However, let me explain what I mean by this. Creativity is about using all parts of our brain, both our logical, rational minds and our intuitive, more ‘open to possibility’ minds. This...

The importance of raising energy in a meeting

In January I wrote about icebreakers and their value in setting the scene for an event. Today,  to follow on from this, I will focus on the importance of raising energy in a meeting and how to do it. What are energisers? These are exercises, or some form of activity...