Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U

This is the third book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. Find out what was first and second in my list. — What's the book about? Book 1 - "Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to… Continue reading Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U

Paper and Pencil, FiftyThree style

Followers of this blog will know that I love a good tool or two! Whether it's the awesome Unstuck & Teamworks by the amazing SYPartners or the brilliant Evernote, or The Knowledge by the very insightful & inspirational Carl Taylor or The Action Method from the turning-ideas-into-action guru Scott Belsky. Well, over the past few weeks I've been working with another amazing… Continue reading Paper and Pencil, FiftyThree style

Find your superpower

I've wrote quite a lot in this blog about how I used the SYPartners tools to find my superpower - and then how I started to live, breathe and be my superpower. A superpower is: A natural talent someone brings to the team when it's most in need of help I have been using the… Continue reading Find your superpower

Making Ideas Happen

As the annual 99U Conference (by Behance) kicks off - it seems like the perfect timing to start putting the lessons that I am learning from Behance founder Scott Belsky's magical book - Making Ideas Happen - into action! In the book - which I am only a third through - Scott sets out what he has learnt through years… Continue reading Making Ideas Happen

Review of the week

This week my blog has covered superpowers, leadership, team, purpose and the first part of my 10 lessons of leadership.Heres a quick review: There's a lot about SYPartners in here - a post about why SYPartners have appeared so heavily in my blogs so far to share their inspiration approach and to give feedback to the… Continue reading Review of the week

Enhancing my superpower 

After finally understanding, identifying and having my superpower confirmed through the brilliant Teamworks strengths tool, I then used the action focused approach of the tool to create a new ritual for making sure I keep my superpower topped up. I tried to design my ritual so that it was simple, doable and built on my… Continue reading Enhancing my superpower 

What is a team?

In my blog I have written quite a bit about how I have been trying to transform my team into a 'great team'. But one of the questions I keep asking myself is:what is a team?At its most basic, a team is a group of individuals being placed together in an organisation to deliver a… Continue reading What is a team?

The 3 habits of great teams

As part of my inspiration building research into all things SYPartners, one of the videos I found really did connect with me.  The video by the SYPartners chairman and founder, Keith Yamashita, was 20 minutes of pure gold dust. In the video - The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams - shot at the annual 99u… Continue reading The 3 habits of great teams

The importance of purpose

Since I created my new 'digital home' towards the end of 2014, I've spent a lot - and I mean a lot - of time wondering what my first blog post should be about. So much so that I got stuck worrying more about making sure that it was a perfect first post, rather than thinking about… Continue reading The importance of purpose