Shut up and listen! 4 tips for effective collaboration

September 30, 2014
Tips to collaborate more effectively

Shut up and listen! 4 tips for effective collaboration Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Three You may have noticed by now that I’m huge advocate for collaborating with others. From my ventures with Creativity Australia, The Song Room, Creative Innovation Global, Pot-Pourri and Music Theatre Australia, I believe in collaborating for success. While I…

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Embracing Failure! FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

September 23, 2014
Fail-First Attempt In Learning

Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Two If we want to address complacency in innovation then we need to start taking risks and embracing failure. After all, when you embrace failure, you truly learn your first real lesson. As you may have read in my last blog post, I recently read an article which outlined that…

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Innovation in Australia – Dead or Alive? A 5 point plan of attack! The Lazy Nation? Addressing Australia’s complacency in Innovation – Part 1

September 15, 2014
Creative Innovation

Innovation in Australia – Dead or Alive? A 5 point plan of attack! A recent report by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Chubb, outlined that Australia is not performing in terms of innovation and that we are slipping behind – he explained 5 reasons for this. In this 5 part blog series I will take an…

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50 ways to unlock your creative potential

August 19, 2014
professional leadership keynote speaker

TIP 1 – We are all creative So many people keep telling me they are not creative and they wish they were. So I’ve decided to write a series of blogs with simple tips on how you can unlock more of your creative potential. Some of these can be done with your team and organisation…

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Creativity, Education and The Future

April 7, 2014
powerful female motivational and predominant speaker

Picasso famously said “All children are born artists. The problem is to remain artists until we grow up.” If you enter a kindergarten you will encounter some of the best creative thinking anywhere: finger paintings with pink and green people and blue dogs and polka-dot skies, imaginative stories of fairies and magical, far-away places. Young…

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The 10 biggest mistakes people make when booking entertainment

March 28, 2014
strategies for creative innovations

Make a great event even greater by avoiding these simple mistakes: Don’t leave it too late – Book well in advance. Great performers book out quickly. The busiest periods for corporate entertainers is the ‘Christmas rush’ (OCT – DEC). The most popular entertainers are booked up to a year in advance for this period, in…

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Innovator Attributes

March 7, 2014
top motivational speaker on business leadership

Below are 12 innovator attributes which we can learn and aspire to and nurture in others: Curious: Innovators actively explore the environment, challenge status quo and investigate new possibilities. Ask questions: “what if…?” Persistent: Innovators are never above a task, they are hardworking, persistent and willing to do “whatever-it-takes” to get things done. Never give…

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