3 tips for creative leaders

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Kirstin Kaszubowska, innovation and creativity expert about her thoughts and experiences helping individuals and teams to think creatively. One of the questions…

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Building fundraising success: the importance of leadership

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A guest blog by Caroline Underwood. Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success. I…

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How to get people to say ‘yes’

Monday, October 7, 2013
saying yes

In 1984 Dr Robert B. Cialdini wrote a book called Influence.  It explains the psychology of why people say yes and helps you apply the theory through six…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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Having ideas isn’t the problem. The hard part is making them happen.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I’ve just finished reading Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky; an inspirational book full of practical advice based on real experiences of the challenges and joys of making…

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It’s no longer good enough just to be ‘good’

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Life is competitive. I think Darwins’ theory of natural selection also applies to organisations. Put simply; evolve or die. In order to survive your organisation needs to understand…

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What is innovation anyway?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

As mentioned in my blog last week ‘What innovation isn’t” I think innovation is an overused term. According to Oxford Dictionaries online (does anyone own a dictionary anymore?…

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Success out of failure

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Katherine William-Powlett, NCVO’s dedicated Innovation Officer has been busy over the last few months organising a series of excellent events. Each one has tackled a different facet of…

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