One simple secret for success in 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

How has this year been for you? What did you achieve? Often we forget to look back at our achievements because we are so busy getting on with…

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Would £10,000 motivate you to have a good idea?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My dad, Stan Gower started working as a sheet metal worker for British Airways in 1974. We lived about 7 miles from Heathrow and I remember he used…

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Don’t aim to be professional, aim to be you

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Recently I wrote a blog about how in striving for professionalism, we often leave our personalities at the door. This can be detrimental for both our organisations and…

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The turtle that blogged about innovation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I’m Anastasia and I’m a turtle. This may sound strange, but knowing that I’m a turtle is actually relevant for my job supporting local Minds with their organisational…

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What is the secret to fundraising happiness?

Monday, August 21, 2017

A guest blog by Paul Nott. Don’t celebrate the cheques coming in. Or at least, don’t only celebrate that. I believe one secret to fundraising happiness is to…

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Keep the Joy Alive, As easy as A B C …

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Last week I met Ian Scott for lunch and a catch up in Edinburgh. Ian had recently supported us in a project…

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Does your smartphone stress you out?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Confession: I grew up before the Internet was invented I remember being shown round a ‘computer cluster’ (room with lots of computers in) at University by my housemate. He introduced…

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Are you running fast just to stay still?

Monday, March 20, 2017

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as…

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The female of the species is more cautious than the male

Friday, January 27, 2017

A collaboration blog by Ian Scott and Lucy Gower. Last year over at Lucidity we developed the innovation animal quiz to help you understand what type of innovator…

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Making time to be creative isn’t an add-on to your job – it IS your job

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I believe that creativity is something that we are all capable of. As human beings we are skilled at using our imagination and of generating original ideas to…

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