24 01, 2023

Stereotype Threat: Why people perform worse at some tasks based on their identity

By |2023-01-25T10:31:24+01:00January 24th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Have you ever heard that women are bad drivers? Or that Asian students are good at math? Or that people who work in accounting are not creative? Well, there is a powerful psychological phenomenon which means that if someone is part of a group where there is a stereotype that they will underperform or be [...]

23 01, 2023

What is the purpose of a manager nowadays?

By |2023-01-23T22:47:17+01:00January 23rd, 2023|Leadership|0 Comments

A few months ago, I saw a piece of research which has stuck with me. Research by Microsoft was looking into how Hybrid Work was working, and found out the following shocking statistic: 87% of employees feel like they are just as productive working remotely as they are in the office But 88% of managers [...]

16 01, 2023

Happiness is linked to higher creativity

By |2023-01-16T20:49:02+01:00January 16th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

Many people have the stereotype of a creative person as someone who is broody, weird and possibly a little depressed. But according to research, the opposite might actually be true. Numerous studies have looked at what sort of mood results in people producing their most creative output. And the results are overwhelmingly clear: Being happy [...]

12 01, 2023

“As long as my failing project keeps going, I won’t be a failure”

By |2023-01-12T17:20:09+01:00January 12th, 2023|Innovation|0 Comments

Is it better to have grit, or know when to quit? A few weeks ago I was listen to an excellent episode of the Innovation Show podcast, with guest Annie Duke. It was about her new book "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away", and there was one topic they spoke about which [...]

10 01, 2023

Laughter can make people more creative

By |2023-01-16T20:49:54+01:00January 10th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But it turns out that if you want to be more creative and come up with highly original ideas, then laughter might also help you. In two sets of research studies, participants were either shown humorous film clips or were allowed to listen to humorous [...]

4 01, 2023

Why creativity is the future of your teams

By |2023-01-05T08:57:47+01:00January 4th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

The world is changing faster than ever. Established companies are being overtaken by more innovative upstarts, entire industries which previously dominated the economy are being disrupted. And looking at the future of work, artificial intelligence has already begun replacing low-skilled jobs. So what is the single most important skill for your teams in order to [...]

30 12, 2022

Next year, keep your eyes and mind open

By |2022-12-30T14:44:42+01:00December 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

I was walking through the forest with my sleeping son, day dreaming, when something stopped me.I was not sure what the feeling was, but it felt out of place and surprising.I looked back, and noticed someone had left a random piece of carrot on a branch.Then as I looked closer, I noticed two more blueberries [...]

23 12, 2022

Happy Holidays from Nick Skillicorn and Improvides

By |2022-12-23T19:13:47+01:00December 23rd, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Hi everyone, With the end of the year and Christmas nearly here, I just wanted to say a big thank you being being part of my community. I am so happy you are here and look forward to providing even more value to you and your teams in 2023. 2022 has been a hell of [...]

13 12, 2022

Top 5: How to plan your 2023 innovation activities and events for maximum success

By |2022-12-13T20:26:15+01:00December 13th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Hi there, With 2022 almost behind us, a lot of companies and teams are planning their next steps for 2023. This is especially true for venture and innovation teams, who let's face it, many of whom had a very tough 2022. With the global economy stalling and fear of an upcoming recession, many companies have [...]

9 12, 2022

Can meditation help or hurt your creativity?

By |2022-12-09T21:09:31+01:00December 9th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

In today's world, there are so many things which are constantly distracting us. And we know that being distracted can be detrimental to our creativity. As a result, many people are trying to build up their internal ability to ignore distractions and be able to focus better in order to live a happier life. One [...]