5 tips to boost your creativity

Friday, February 23, 2018

Have you ever been to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in London? To be honest it’s more like a museum of nostalgia as the core audience…

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Because learning to solve problems is more useful than having a right answer

Sunday, February 4, 2018

When I was 8 years old I knew all the flags of the world. When I was 16 I knew about Pythagoras theorem and when I was 21…

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Do you want to know why I’m out of my comfort zone right now?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In my quest to help others succeed at innovation, I often challenge people to get out of their comfort zones, expand their knowledge and try something new. Diversity…

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Innovation – it’s all in your perspective

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Casting my mind back to late 2016, one of the names on my induction programme when I first arrived at CHAS (Children’s…

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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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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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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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This squirrel shares its nuts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This squirrel shares its nuts because it’s an innovation squirrel. Over the years, we’ve worked with many organisations, teams and individuals (and squirrels) to help them develop better…

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‘Crafternoon’: How Mind is crafting its way to fundraising success

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A guest blog by Maria Healy. Over the past few years the race for charities to produce the ‘next big thing’ in terms of a mass participation fundraising…

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How to minimise the risk of innovation

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying something new can be nerve-wracking at the best of times; nobody knows what the outcome will be. But don’t let the risks prevent you from innovating. The…

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