• Running better brainstorms…

    On: March 11, 2008
    In: rivetings
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    When you’re running an Actionplanning session, how much do you think about how you personally are in charge of the session?  You really can make the difference to the ideas that come out of the room by the way you behave.

    Have a read of this article by Mitch Ditkoff at the Ideas Champions – it’ll make you think about how you behave as the facilitator in your Actionplanning sessions, not just what subject preparation you do.

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  • Feeding the what?

    On: March 10, 2008
    In: rivetings
    Views: 1458

    Yes, OK, so ‘Feeding the Puppy’ isn’t a guide for how best to approach the nutritional requirements of your young canine friend.  Sorry, dog lovers.


    What ‘feeding the puppy’ refers to is this; imagine your creativity, which lives inside you, is a puppy.  In order to take proper care of said puppy, it needs things like exercise, food, love, and the odd bone to chew on.

    Except that given this puppy is your creativity, it doesn’t need walks in the country and Pedigree Chum so much as it needs regular creative exercise, and feeding with new ideas and thoughts.  It’s a philosophy we use where I work, here at PHD in London.   

    This brings us to the purpose of this blog; to help feed the creativity of people here at PHD with interesting, different, unusual or just fun stuff.

    If you’re from PHD and reading this, hello, I hope this helps.  If you’re not from PHD and reading this, hello, I hope this helps you too, but let me apologise in advance for any in-jokes…

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