BBC Bristol training

Here’s a selection of tools to help you turn insights into ideas and ideas into stories; to help you sharpen your pitch; and to use tools from fiction to tell great factual stories. Five short courses over two days, so make sure you pick the right downloads for your session. Insights, Ideas and Stories (Tues am) … More BBC Bristol training

Three notebooks that will turn you into a “creative” type

Are you frightened of a blank piece of paper? Do you sit there thinking “I’m not a creative type”? Do new ideas stay stubbornly hidden when you need them most? That’s how I used to feel. I used to think that only a few lucky people were born creative, and that I wasn’t one of … More Three notebooks that will turn you into a “creative” type

Ten Creative Tools

“It’s tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything like a nail.” In this memorable line, Abraham Maslow nails (forgive the pun) the problem of innovation. Too many of us only have one or two ways of working. That means we come at problems the same way again and again. … More Ten Creative Tools

Why bosses say they want radical new ideas but pick stale old ones

Psychologists have found a strong unconscious bias AGAINST creativity that pops up when people are evaluating new ideas. This means no matter how much your boss tells you he/she wants fresh thinking, their gut instinct makes them treat new ideas like a bad smell. Sound familiar? Unconscious biases are preferences and prejudices that we don’t know we have. For … More Why bosses say they want radical new ideas but pick stale old ones