About Nick Skillicorn

Creativity & Innovation expert: I help individuals and companies build their creativity and innovation capabilities, so you can develop the next breakthrough idea which customers love. Chief Editor of Ideatovalue.com and Founder / CEO of Improvides Innovation Consulting. Coach / Speaker / Author / TEDx Speaker / Voted as one of the most influential innovation bloggers.
20 05, 2022

In Group Bias: Why we prefer people who are similar to ourselves

By |2022-05-20T20:01:02+02:00May 20th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

More diverse teams have been shown to come up with better ideas than more homogeneous teams. They are also more likely to succeed at continuing to be creative in the long run. So then why is it that so many companies are full of similar-looking people? Especially when it comes to the more senior levels? [...]

19 05, 2022

Podcast S7E161: Tiffani Bova – Employee Experience leading to Customer Experience

By |2022-05-19T18:59:03+02:00May 19th, 2022|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Salesforce's Innovation and Growth Evangelist Tiffani Bova. Tiffani is recognised as one of the top management thinkers in the world by Thinkers 50, is the author of Growth IQ and is a well-known speaker on the topic of Growth. We speak about why [...]

18 05, 2022

Spontaneous movements may kickstart your creativity

By |2022-05-18T17:09:03+02:00May 18th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

There is evidence to show that walking is a great way to encourage creative thought. Now, hot off the presses, we might soon learn that any type of random body movement might have the same effect. I recently interviewed Prof Angus Fletcher, whose team is studying how narrative creativity is built in the brain, for [...]

16 05, 2022

Winning for the wrong reasons

By |2022-05-16T22:21:31+02:00May 16th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

What happens when you win a contest which is meant to reward skill and talent, but people say you didn't deserve to win? Over the weekend, like millions of other people, I watched the Eurovision song contest 2022. The clear winner was the Ukraine, with 631 points, ahead of the UK on 466 points. Both [...]

13 05, 2022

Copy, transform, combine

By |2022-05-13T21:11:41+02:00May 13th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

When people first start developing their creative skills for the first time, they often go through a similar sequence of learning and trying new things. They take something they already know and like, such as a drawing or song produced by a famous artist, and then: Copy it, until they can reproduce or perform it [...]

12 05, 2022

Waiting for inspiration

By |2022-05-12T19:22:59+02:00May 12th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft While in some cases the brain is still forming creative new connections in the background, the real professional creatives know that the most important thing is executing.

11 05, 2022

Quantity breeds quality

By |2022-05-11T19:48:07+02:00May 11th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

If you want to improve your creativity, what is more likely to make you better in the long run: Creating a large volume of average-quality work, or focusing on a single piece and working tirelessly to try and make it perfect? A large number of creatives think that in order to make anything worthwhile, you [...]

10 05, 2022

Don’t worry what other people are thinking of you

By |2022-05-10T19:18:08+02:00May 10th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

They aren't. People think that any small mistake or embarrassment is going to be noticed and judged by everyone around them. Yet in reality this is not what happens. Even if you do something embarrassing, like falling over, forgetting a word while speaking, spilling coffee on your shirt or snorting while you laugh, and you [...]