How to create the right conditions for crazy ideas

When I heard Safi Bahcall on Harvard Ideacast talking about his new book “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries”, there was no turning back. A book about how to foster innovation and breakthrough ideas is simply a must have. A loonshot is an innovation that essentially changes… Continue reading How to create the right conditions for crazy ideas

Adult development theory and climate governance

These past weeks are all turning into some sort of a nightmare story specifically for those of us who work on climate change. The World Meteorological Organisation just announced that 2017 is now on record with the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite countries committing to cut their emissions. To put it… Continue reading Adult development theory and climate governance

How to always make good decisions

This week a friend of mine posted a question in Facebook about decisions: what do you do when you are faced with a decision, how do you know you pick the "right" fork in the road? It was somewhat amusing to read the advice and answers (my own included) about how we know we have… Continue reading How to always make good decisions

How to build identity-based habits

This week I was really struck by James Clear who was on the Coaching for Leaders podcast (episode 376). He has just published the book Atomic Habits where he discusses simple yet effective strategies in how we can change our habits, how to break the bad ones and how to excel in good ones. I… Continue reading How to build identity-based habits

Building blocks in drafting a winning strategy

 I have been moving to a new house and this process has opened up a Pandora’s box of customer experiences with very different kinds of companies. This has come down to choosing electricity providers, trying to get the roof fixed, internet connected, you name it. The beauty of moving houses is that it really provides… Continue reading Building blocks in drafting a winning strategy