creativity

Your Circle of Self- Care

2021-06-30T07:59:25+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

Remember that I introduced you to the Life Wheel a while back? It's a worksheet that helps you identify where you stand in all areas of life and where you might need some work. If not, you can download it here. Today I want to introduce you to a different kind of wheel: the Circle of Self-Care. Your circle of self-care is basically the foundation of your life. The different elements all contribute to your happiness, balance and overall wellbeing. There are different slices to the Self-care pie: [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – June 2021

2021-06-22T08:38:05+02:00June 25th, 2021|

Remember my recent favorite podcasts post? Today's another collection of my recent favorites, but a more generic one. Enjoy How we love There is the book, and initially it was written for couples to improve their marriage and partnership. However, how we love is so much broader than just with our significant other. Each person’s childhood experiences form the roots of who they are; continuing to inform the way that person responds to others or expresses love, even far into adulthood. The r [...]

Weird? Or just non-linear?

2021-06-08T16:57:52+02:00June 11th, 2021|

I used to work in marketing for a bedding company and our challenge was to invent a new bed. That's like reinventing the wheel you might say. Well, it kind of was. In order to get some creative help, we went and found Hans Zaugg who used to run a design school in Switzerland. Zaugg has been involved in products and brands such as Swatch, Artemide, Ikea... When I first met this guy, my job was to translate, as he only spoke German (well, Schwitzerdeutsch - Swiss German actually). In the beginning [...]

Give your meetings a creative kick start – 6

2020-08-03T11:20:56+02:00September 11th, 2020|

EXERCISE 6 This game is fun and good to get creative juices flowing before a brainstorming session. Split the people into groups of 5-6 people. Give them each an orange and one person per group gets a lemon. Now give them these rules: All fruit through all hands. Lemon ends where it started. Fastest team gets a point. Don't say anything else. Say "Go" and clock them. Most teams start by passing the fruit around from hand to hand and end up with a result of 10-20 seconds (depending on the group s [...]

Give your meetings a creative kick start – 5

2020-08-03T11:18:32+02:00September 4th, 2020|

EXERCISE 5 This little game is called Touchpoints. Split people into teams of 5-6 people. Explain to them what a touch point is: each point that touches the ground. For example: one person standing = two feet = 2 touchpoints. So six people standing would be twelve touchpoints. Six people with feet on the ground and each putting their fingertips down is 72 touchpoints. You will now give them a number which, as a group, they have to turn into touchpoints. The first number should be high and not to [...]

Give your meetings a creative kickstart – 4

2020-08-03T11:13:51+02:00August 28th, 2020|

EXERCISE 4 Let's say your meeting is about your sales targets. Start your session with this little exercise: State the issue:       Target Get participants to write a list of words that they immediately associate with the word. Examples: center crime bulls eye miss shoot bow and arrow run etc Now you go back and, for each word, you do a list of associations once again. This time however, you associate to each previous word, not the original. So for center this might look like this: center -> [...]

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